Yet Another Way to Evade TSA's Full-Body Scanners
Last night, at the Third EPIC Champion of Freedom Awards Dinner, we gave an award to Susie Castillo, whose blog post and video of her treatment in the hands of the TSA has inspired thousands to complain about the agency and their treatment of travellers.
Sitting with her at dinner, I learned yet another way to evade the TSA's full body scanners: carry a small pet. She regularly travels with her small dog, and has found that she is always directed away from the full-body scanners and through the magnetometers. I suspect that the difficulty of keeping the dog still is why TSA makes that determination. (The carrier, of course, goes through the x-ray machine.)
I'm not sure what the TSA is going to do now that I've publicized this unpublished exception. Those of you who travel with small pets: please let me know what happens.
(For those of you who are appalled that I could give the terrorists ideas on how to evade the full-body scanners, there are already so many ways that one more can't hurt.)
Posted on June 14, 2011 at 7:54 AM • 59 Comments