Go TSA!

By Elaine N. Schoch

When you make Saturday Night Live, you know you’ve made it. Go TSA!

http://www.hulu.com/embed/5–SjpxYw7Kc5R6ff_y1qw

With the busiest travel days of the year quickly approaching Americans will be subjected to the new screening procedures introduced last month (yes, last month) – full body scanners that as Stephen Colbert said, “x-ray your x-rated parts”. Or passengers can go through a very detailed, very personal, body search. 

While the news has created countless headlines, blog posts (mine included) and other online/offline discussions, it seems American’s are generally in support of the new full-body airport scanners. Which makes me wonder how many of you will be participating in National Op-Out Day on Nov. 24, the day before Thanksgiving and the busiest travel day of the year…

  • Last week CBS released a poll that found four in five people support full-body airport scanners. 
  • A USA Today/Gallup poll released last week said that 78 percent of air travelers approve of full-body scanners in airports and 84 percent believe the scanners would prevent explosives from being carried on a plane. 
  •  Some 98 percent of passengers say they would rather have a full-body scan than a pat-down search. 

What do you think? Should TSA use these types of scanners and/or “pat downs”? Are you planning to participate in the protest movement – National Op-Out Day? 

If you’re traveling this holiday, we’d love to hear your TSA experience.

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