I don’t fly very often. This is likely why it I didn’t go through a full-body security scanner until Friday and, again, today. I don’t have strong opinions about the type of scanning used, although I do consider much of the airport security approach to be security theater. So I did the scanner instead of other measures.
These were the millimeter wave scanners. The opening is narrower than the machine. I turned sideways to get in. Otherwise I fit fine. Each time the machine flagged me for pat downs afterward on my thighs, just above my knees. The second time also included pat downs of my tummy, back and bottom. I was always patted down by a woman – no waiting.
Other posts on flying:
Flying While Fat
Buying Plane Tickets (more seats than passengers)
A mid-flight conversation on flying while fat
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