Yep, it's pretty disgusting with these 'enhanced pat downs'.
My wife has a pacemaker and says she'll never fly again after her last 'pat down'.
We used to travel a lot and they used the back of their hands and stayed away from your private areas, just checking around the breast area.
We've flown once since the 'underwear bomber' and my wife had a totally humiliating, public grope down.
They now use the palms of their hands and fingers (!!) to check out the breasts and groin areas.
They also turned down the waistband of her slacks and checked out her undies.......wayyyy over the top!
So our last flight was just that, our LAST flight. Our lack of money is not the reason though.
We did see some fella in the XRay scanner at the Halifax Airport in July.
Halifax has a very small airport but it had the whole 'security arsenal'.
I DID wonder what they'd make of my pad if they patted me down!
Good luck with THAT, according to the above article, you'll probably have to prove it by showing it off!!
Enough already, IMO.
Post Edited (Willie B) : 11/20/2010 8:27:29 AM (GMT-7)