Global Travel Organizations Push for Increase in Student Travel
3 Easy Tips for Stress-Free Pet Travel

Why Riding Horseback to Grandma's Might Be Your Best Bet This Thanksgiving

Travel board
Flying home this Thanksgiving? You might want to leave for the airport now. Seriously, forget your luggage and the kids - there's no time. Flying the friendly skies is about to get even crazier.

A loosely organized, but possibly highly effective boycott of full body scans is scheduled for this Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year. Experts are saying that even if only a small percentage of passengers participate in National Opt-Out Day, it could cause big delays.

Participants are being asked to decline the full body scan in protest of what some are calling overly-invasive security measures. The average body scan takes about 10 seconds. If a passenger declines they are submitted to a full pat down, which can take up to four minutes. A process that would take 100 passengers 15 minutes  might take at least 6 hours if all of those passengers decline the body scan. If 20 percent of holiday fliers are selected for body scans as expected, tens of thousands of fliers could be in the position to protest.

So, what do you think about full body scans - a necessary precaution or a violation of our rights?

Comments

Ben

Better be safe than sorry. Necessary precaution.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)