The TSA plans to expand a test program that pre-screens some travelers who volunteer extra information about themselves in exchange for swifter trips through airport security.
The long lines, taking off your shoes and body scans – they’re all necessary hassles of airport security. Now, the future of flying could allow travelers to skip that process and head straight to the gate.
Some travelers may find it easier getting through security at four major airports in return for voluntarily providing more personal information.
A Dallas woman claims she was humiliated at an airport when TSA agents patted down her hair.
Security screeners at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will no longer see full body image outlines when passengers go through scanning machines.
The TSA will test a program to pre-screen a small group of select air travelers, including some at DFW Int’l Airport, who volunteer more personal information about themselves so they can be vetted to get faster screening at airport checkpoints.
A Texas Senate committee has passed a weakened version of a bill criminalizing intrusive security pat-downs at airports, angering many of the people who showed up to support it.
A tea party lawmaker has implored Governor Rick Perry to stand up for legislation banning “intrusive” airport security screenings.
The Texas House passed a bill that would make it a criminal offense to inappropriately touch travelers during airport security pat-downs.
Former Miss USA Susie Castillo says a security pat down at DFW Airport left her feeling molested and violated. She described the experience on YouTube.
Rep. Simpson has filed House Bill 1937 which would make the enhanced searches a state crime and the agents who perform them could be charged with a felony.
About half of the 15 security checkpoints at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport have or will soon have controversial full body scanners.