Security: Airport: August 2011 Archives


August 23, 2011

On most of my recent flights I've noticed that the TSA isn't even using whole body imagers—they just have them roped off and send people through standard magnetometers. However, this weekend I flew back from Kauai through Lihue Airport (LIH) and they actually had their Rapiscan imagers active. However, as before they have a magnetometer line and a whole body scanner line and I was able to just select the magnetomer line. I was a little worried that because that was the longer line I would get redirected to the Rapiscan, but that never happened.

Of course after that, I had to get my back secondary checked because I had left a 6+ oz bottle of sunscreen in my bag. But it still didn't include any groping.