8:49 am October 21, 2010, by Henry Unger
Heading home for the holidays will, for many air travelers, contain new hurdles, Associated Press is reporting.
New measures aimed at thwarting potential terrorists include the growing presence of body scanners that take overly detailed images of the human frame, AP writes. One model that uses X-rays has raised health worries, but security needs have trumped those concerns, AP reports.
Also, the Secure Flight program is a behind-the-scenes effort by the TSA to better match potential terrorists with watch lists. The program requires airlines to collect a passenger’s full name, birth date and gender at booking. Passengers that don’t provide that information at least 72 hours before a flight won’t be issued a boarding pass, AP reports.
Do you feel more secure with these efforts? Is it worth the extra hassle and cost?
Or do you think it’s too time-consuming or intrusive, given the measures already in place?
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