A loosely organized Internet campaign is urging people to refuse the scans on Wednesday in what is being called National Opt-Out Day. Could it cause a huge travel mess?
Officials say the scan can take up to 10 seconds, while a pat-down can take four minutes.
A loosely organized Internet boycott of full-body scans at airports planned for Wednesday could mean major disruptions for holiday travelers.
Passengers normally don’t want to see long lines at the airport, but a protest against stepped up security is gaining momentum and it threatens to make a very busy air travel day worse than ever.
Some flyers say new security measures meant to prevent terror in the air amount to just groping on the ground. One Chicago-area woman compares her experience to sexual assault. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.
The U.S. Homeland Security chief insists there are privacy safeguards, as passengers complain about the machines’ intrusiveness.