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Which airports exactly have these patdowns and new scanners?

MetroStyles

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Neither my flights out of New York LGA nor Chicago O'Hare have featured either. If not the big airports...then where?
 

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Originally Posted by MetroStyles
Neither my flights out of New York LGA nor Chicago O'Hare have featured either. If not the big airports...then where?

I know Atlanta has them, and that's your biggest airport. Generally, at least in Atlanta, you only go through them if they choose you for "extra screening". I think Phoenix has them as well, but I haven't been through there recently enough to see.
 

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Think JFK has them, though it might depend on your destination. One trip to Greece resulted in a patdown and walking through this like 8-foot long scanner, which several other people ahead of me had to also do, another trip to China was like no security. ???
 

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It varies by terminal within the airports that do have them. Some do, some don't. It will be over a year before the new scanners are fully deployed.
 

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Originally Posted by MetroStyles
Neither my flights out of New York LGA nor Chicago O'Hare have featured either. If not the big airports...then where?

Need someone to "pat you down?"
 

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Originally Posted by ter1413
Need someone to "pad you down?"

Kind of want a TSA tugjob.
 

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Originally Posted by MetroStyles
Kind of want a TSA tugjob.


Got ya!
 

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LGA marine and O'Hare did when I traveled through them 2 weeks ago
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
LGA marine and O'Hare did when I traveled through them 2 weeks ago

Weird. I was in those exact terminals. I wonder what changed?
 

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I'm about to test it in a few hours but when I came back from Atlanta the week before Thanksgiving you had a choice of say 14 security lines and lines 1 and 2 had it but I was shuttled to 10+ so I went through the regular metal detector.
 

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Originally Posted by MetroStyles
Weird. I was in those exact terminals. I wonder what changed?

LGA Marine doesn't have the backscatter scanner on the right of the security line any more?

O'Hare had a couple at my checkpoint. You didn't see anyone raising their arms in the middle of an open machine ?

Not everyone goes through btw -only a small % of travelers - you not going through it doesn't necessarily mean it wasn't there.
 

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DCA and SFO.
 

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Queued up behind line 16 or something at Atlanta - no x-ray or pat down. But yesterday's airport was pretty empty. Flight was empty too.

The bloke in front of me went in and out a few times, insisting on carrying his mobile through the metal detector and was shocked it had metal in it.
 

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No charlie this time eh?
 

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