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Old Oct 13, 12, 7:23 pm   #3091
  
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...with each pair of lines for a bag scanner feeding to a MMW...
Has Logan already swapped out the backscatters for MMWs? I knew they were planning on it, but I didn't know the timeline.
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Old Oct 13, 12, 8:58 pm   #3092
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Has Logan already swapped out the backscatters for MMWs? I knew they were planning on it, but I didn't know the timeline.
I've heard of several airports doing this. Clever ploy to get the sheeple to accept the naked scanners. No radiation here, sir- come on in!
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Old Oct 14, 12, 12:39 am   #3093
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I've heard of several airports doing this. Clever ploy to get the sheeple to accept the naked scanners. No radiation here, sir- come on in!
I'm not sure why my rotator cuff injury keeps coming back to haunt me every time I fly. I also cant explain why it feels so much better when i'm at a pre-check airport. That should save my health insurance company a few dollars.
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Old Oct 14, 12, 12:44 am   #3094
  
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I've heard of several airports doing this. Clever ploy to get the sheeple to accept the naked scanners. No radiation here, sir- come on in!
Yep, by my count the following airports have at least started the process of swapping MMW for BKSX:

LIH, LGA, BOS, ORD, MCO, LAX, JFK
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Old Oct 14, 12, 7:26 am   #3095
  
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Yep, by my count the following airports have at least started the process of swapping MMW for BKSX:

LIH, LGA, BOS, ORD, MCO, LAX, JFK
With the removed BKSX destined for smaller, currently NOS-less airports near you...
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Old Oct 14, 12, 8:28 am   #3096
  
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I'm not sure why my rotator cuff injury keeps coming back to haunt me every time I fly. I also cant explain why it feels so much better when i'm at a pre-check airport. That should save my health insurance company a few dollars.
You notice the more people suffering from shoulder injuries on this forum has resulted in less NoS Opt Out tales?
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Old Oct 14, 12, 9:12 am   #3097
  
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You notice the more people suffering from shoulder injuries on this forum has resulted in less NoS Opt Out tales?
I know I personally will never suffer from a phantom shoulder injury. First of all, I believe in karma and would not lie about that stuff to anyone, even a TSA clerk. Secondly, I want to make them work, and thrid, I want public awareness as to how safe the scanners are and how silly security theater really is. My stories will continue popping up in this thread, that's for sure!
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Old Oct 14, 12, 5:34 pm   #3098
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Secondly, I want to make them work
Believe me, when they don't follow the rules about medical opt-outs, they are made to work much harder than any grope down.
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Old Oct 15, 12, 1:33 pm   #3099
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The patdown was fairly quick. Not the most thorough I've had, but not the quickest either. After he swabbed his gloves again, his mood instantly changed and said with a pretty relaxed tone that "you're good to go". I was really surprised, to say the least, given how upset he had been when I asked him to swab his gloves originally.
Impressive. You're lucky that you made it through without the karate chop.

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Old Oct 15, 12, 2:54 pm   #3100
  
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Believe me, when they don't follow the rules about medical opt-outs, they are made to work much harder than any grope down.
Care to elaborate?
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Old Oct 15, 12, 3:23 pm   #3101
  
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Care to elaborate?
I think he's saying that if they dither or make stuff up, or otherwise not follow the proper protocol, he raises a stink about it and "makes them work" in response.
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Old Oct 15, 12, 3:42 pm   #3102
  
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I heard some good news today...I don't know if this is a trend or not but a good friend of mine flew out of JAX today. This individual said that while at the checkpoint, more people were opting out than were agreeing to go through the NOS. Is anyone else seeing an increase in opt outs?
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Old Oct 15, 12, 6:30 pm   #3103
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I heard some good news today...I don't know if this is a trend or not but a good friend of mine flew out of JAX today. This individual said that while at the checkpoint, more people were opting out than were agreeing to go through the NOS. Is anyone else seeing an increase in opt outs?
I'm used to be the only opt-out but i have been hearing "Male Assist" and "Female Assist" more often
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Old Oct 15, 12, 9:02 pm   #3104
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I heard some good news today...I don't know if this is a trend or not but a good friend of mine flew out of JAX today. This individual said that while at the checkpoint, more people were opting out than were agreeing to go through the NOS. Is anyone else seeing an increase in opt outs?
Not my experience, unfortunately. Watched about fifty sheeple go through the NoS last weekend at SFO. Not a single opt-out
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Old Oct 16, 12, 10:53 am   #3105
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I heard some good news today...I don't know if this is a trend or not but a good friend of mine flew out of JAX today. This individual said that while at the checkpoint, more people were opting out than were agreeing to go through the NOS. Is anyone else seeing an increase in opt outs?
I'm almost always the only one to opt out of the NoS in my travels. Most people are sheep and go on thru.
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