Posted: Thu 18 Nov, 2010 4:29 PM
Airport procedures at US airports look likely to slow down on November24, as thousands of passengers plan on a mass protest. Travellers perceive the naked scanners and other screening searches to be intrusive and prefer to opt for pat-down searches, according to a report in eGlobal Travel News.
Matters came to a head after US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers manning an airport scanner allegedly forced a woman to remove her nipple rings with a pair of pliers after the rings set off metal detectors.
The United States of America is caught betwixt irate passengers, and compromising on security. The problem is especially notable as the date for the protest is one of America s busiest travel days, heralding the onset of the Thanksgiving holiday. Approximately 24-million people are expected to fly in the US during the 12-day holiday period that starts 19 November 2010.