Sunday, April 19, 2015

Security screening video & Thanksgiving travel

Attention holiday travelers: The TSA's new airport screening methods continue to get more attention than they may deserve, or less, depending on how you feel about full-body scans and aggressive frisking of those who don't want to be scanned. Today's fun stories include this one about a video that's gone viral of a passenger at the San Diego airport declining to be scanned.

Security screening video & Thanksgiving travel

Attention holiday travelers: The TSA's new airport screening methods continue to get more attention than they may deserve, or less, depending on how you feel about full-body scans and aggressive frisking of those who don't want to be scanned. Today's fun stories include this one about a video that's gone viral of a passenger at the San Diego airport declining to be scanned.

In Washington, a Senate committee tried to hold a  hearing about the equally (or is it  more?) important security issue of air cargo, but it also became a forum for questions of TSA administrator John Pistole about civil rights during the full-body scans or  aggressive patdowns. 

And by the way, the Inquirer today has the usual pre-Thanksgiving holiday story about how many of us -- quite a few more than 2009 -- will be on the roads and in the air next week. 

About this blog
Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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