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Airport Full Body Scanners - Do you opt out?

Do you allow airports to use the full body scanner to screen you?  

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I have never gone through one of those full body X RAY scanners.  I always travel with my minor son.  They don't allow you to go through the scanner, at least in the United States, if you are traveling with a child.  Now I know some of you will say that is because they are protecting the young children from exposure to radiation.  You might be right, except they allow pregnant women to go through. 

 

So why do you think they won't allow children to go through the scanner?  I know the answer, but I'm curious if you can figure it out.

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1 minute ago, Vacuum said:

I'm an idiot and don't know. Pray tell.

Not yet my son, but I'll pray for you.  

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"I always travel with my minor son. "  So you have a major son as well ?

Why not send him out for you KFC next time.. That way you'll get your cholesterol fix on time & not have to whinge about getting a refund.

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Thais security again dont understand how to use them. I saw them last week at Swampy make an alien take off his flip flops as the scanner maybe cant see through rubber? He couldnt believe it; got so irate he threw the flip flops in the rubbish bin there.

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No choice when I have been through them, just told to walk through them.

I am not pregnant nor have anything to hide.

Interesting that one can see the mesh that has been used in a couple abdo ops on the scan

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Children are normally too short 

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Been through plenty of them, Ive nothing to hide so the care factor is zero.

 

Isn't the children thing something to do with kiddy porn ?

 

Is the KFC still being deilvered this morning ?

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Prefer them as have artificial joint which sets off metal detectors which then makes them pat you down and use the wand along with typically testing for explosives.  A lot of extra time which can be avoided with the body scan as in and out in a few seconds.  In US just tell them you have a medical device and they will usually open for you if closed for regular passengers.

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About 10 yrs ago visited UK and on leaving Heathrow had a random wand check, which displayed explosive residue on my person or on my carry on.. This was when London was a light with arson fires.. I was surrounded by 3 officers. 

 

I was told to go through the body scanner, which I initially objected to, and was told if I don't, I won't be leaving today.. At that time there was a lot of controversy about emitted radiation.. I went through, and got the all clear.. 

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1 hour ago, legend49 said:

He couldnt believe it; got so irate he threw the flip flops in the rubbish bin there.

Just the sort off tourist Thailand is trying to attract.....NOT. Was it really that big a deal ? 

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They don’t usually ask children for a body scan because they move around too much

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Have of the folks manning the scanners... full body or not... I fear would not know what to look for. At least body scanners show you where something is that might need a closer look. Color coded xray images... that needs a trained eye.... right...  not focused on a FB page.

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