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US Airports using the Full Body Scanner

ABE - MMW installed.

ABQ - Alternating WTMD/Scanner. Left side goes to WTMD & Right side goes to MMW. Easy to self-select!

AGS - MMW installed at the only checkpoint. SDOO seems unlikely

ALB - Three MMW installed; Crew directed to WTMD, pax directed to MMW.

ATL
  • North Checkpoint: Lane 6 Pre-Check; Lanes 5/4, 3/2 MMW & WTMD; Lane 1 WTMD-only (Employee line).
  • South Checkpoint: Lane 4, 3/2 MMW & WTMD; Lane 1 MMW-only (no WTMD)
  • Main Checkpoint: Lanes 22/21 MMW & WTMD; Lanes 20, 19/18 WTMD-only; Lanes 17/16, 15/14, 13/12, 11/10, 9/8 MMW & WTMD; Lane 7 MMW-only (No WTMD); Lanes 6, 5, 4/3, 2/1 Pre-Check. (Access Lanes 1-6 through dedicated Pre-Check entrance. Access lanes 7-13 by going right after the TDC. Access lanes 14-22 by going left after the TDC.)
  • Concourse E (After Customs): MMW in all lanes.
  • Concourse F Main Checkpoint: MMW in all lanes.
  • Concourse F (After Customs): MMW in all lanes.


ATW - MMW installed at the sole checkpoint.

AUS - All three C/Ps have MMW. When the C/P is busy, possibility of using WTMD, though it's not guaranteed.

BGR - MMW **More Information Requested, please click here to PM

BDL - BKSX installed in ALL lanes at the C/P. Occasionally roped-off

BIL - MMW installed at the checkpoint. WTMD normally roped-off.

BIS - Receiving devices within the next year

BNA - MMW installed in all lanes. Occasionally roped-off. C C/P has 4 MMW installed

BOI - Two BKSX @ entrance to B/C gates

BOS
  • AC Checkpoint: MMW in all lanes.
  • US Checkpoint: WTMD/MMW pair on the left, WTMD-only lane on the right
  • US Shuttle Checkpoint: WTMD-only lane on the left (Pre-check), WTMD/MMW pair on the right
  • AA Checkpoint: MMW in all lanes.
  • VX Checkpoint: MMW in all lanes.
  • Gates C11-C36: MMW in all lanes.
  • Gates C40-C42: MMW in all lanes.
  • Gates E1A-E1E (FL/WN only): BKSX installed
  • Gates E2A-E8B: MMW in all lanes.


BRO - **More Information Requested, please click here to PM

BUF - MMW in all lanes

BWI - Only the C Gates (AA) are free of Full Body Scanners. All other's have MMW. DL Checkpoint (D) has no Full Body Scanner in the far left lanes
  • Terminal A & B (FL/WN) MMW
  • Terminal C (AA/Eagle) Full Body Scanner FREE!
  • Terminal D (9K, B6, DL, UA, US) DL C/P now has MMW in all lanes.

CAK - MMW Installed. See photos here

CHA - MMW Installed

CSG MMW **More Information Requested, please click here to PM

CLE - All checkpoints (A,B,C) have MMW. A only has one MMW and one WTMD, while B has two MMW.

CLT - MMW Installed @ Concourse A, B, D - Concourse C C/P is SAFE!

CID - MMW **More Information Requested, please click here to PM

CMH - All three concourses have backscatter installed

COS - As of 2014-10-01, MMW installed and setup as primary on right. WTMD for Pre on far left. WTMD for "special" people roped off in center. No way to avoid MMW or an opt out.

CRP - BKSX in use at the only C/P

CVG - AA/UA/US Terminal 2 & DL (Term. 3) have BKSX installed

CWA - MMW installed and setup as primary. WTMD roped off to the left.

DAL - T1: MMW/WTMD combos. No SDOO unless MMW closed. T2: Two MMWs and WTMD next to each. Most pax sent through MMW.

DAY - Installed and using two MMW

DCA
  • Terminal A - MMW installed
  • Terminal B/C Gates 23-34 (AA/US/VX) Two MMW installed and operating. Pre-Check installed.

DEN
  • Concourse A Checkpoint Two MMWs are in use. Far right lane is WTMD only. This checkpoint can be used to access Concourse A, B, & C
  • Terminal East Checkpoint (Near F9 counters) Four MMW in use. MMW is often primary. Far left/right lanes are WTMD only; one is now a PreCheck lane, other may be open when busy.
  • Terminal West Checkpoint (Near UA counters) Four MMW in use. MMW is often primary. Far left/right lanes are WTMD only; one is now a PreCheck lane, other may be open when busy.

DFW - MMW in use @ ALL D C/Ps - Installed @ A12, A21, A24, A36, B9 C8, C21, C31, E8, E33 (left/main lane) A12, B19, B33, C31, Safe - E15, E16, A23 WTMD ONLY!

DTW
  • AA/CO/LH/UA/US/WM) North Term. has two checkpoints (North & South). Both have a WTMD and MMW scanner for each pair of bag x-ray lanes.
  • DL (McNamara Terminal) All 4 checkpoints using MMW.
  • Westin C/P Currently using MMW. ALL INCOMING INTL passengers have to go through this checkpoint.

DSM - MMW installed

ECP - MMW installed

ELM - MMW Installed

ELP - Screening clerks were forcing pax to use the Full Body Scanner over the summer. According to Blogdad Bob, all pax can opt-out. YMMV. - BKSX

EWR - MMW installed airport wide

EYW - One backscatter installed at the only checkpoint. If in use, only option will be to opt-out.

FAR - Receiving devices within the next year

FAT - MMW installed. WTMD is still installed, but TSA may alternate between WTMD & MMW. YMMV!

FLL - MMW installed at entire Concourse C C/P, DL Terminal 2 & 3 E/F gates has MMW installed and terminal 4 has 3 MMW installed.

FNT - One MMW at the sole checkpoint.

FSD - MMW installed at the sole checkpoint

FWA - Replaced one of the two WTMD with a MMW - WARNING: Clerks have been sending all pax through the MMW. YMMV..

GEG - Horizon Air (Term C) SAFE - Far lane @ C/P for A & B using BKSX

GJT - MMW Installed

GFK - Receiving devices within the next year

GNV - One lane at their checkpoint, and it now has a Full Body Scanner. Unsure of type.

GPT - MMW in use

GRB - MMW in operation for both terminals

GRR - Full Body Scanner installed, and in use!

GSO - MMW now installed

HNL - Not in use at Inter-Island Terminal. All gates, DOM & INTL can be accessed from there

HOU - All but four WTMD removed, and four MMW installed!

HPN - MMW Installed

HRL - One MMW and one WTMD. WTMD usually roped-off.

HSV - **More Information Requested, please click here to PM

IAD
  • Diamond/Crew/Main Line BKSK in ALL lanes
  • Concourse C Midfield Immigration INTL > DOM stay left and then left at junction to avoid BKSX

IAH - Term. A, one MMW Term. B has two MMW. Two WTMD still setup. Term. C has MMW installed. Terminal E, but easy to avoid - MMW - INTL Arrivals has 3 MMW

IND - A & B C/P 3 installed - MMW

ITO - MMW active for all airlines

JAX - 3 MMW devices for four lanes. Far left lane is safe, and it's pretty easy to get yourself into the far left lane if it's open. avoid the priority lane.

JFK - No airside transfers between terminals - T. 1-8 have separate C/Ps, with no way to transfer.
  • T1-MMW in all lanes except lane 3 (sometimes restricted access to this lane)
  • T2-MMW in general lanes (leftmost lanes for Pre-Check are WTMD only)
  • T4-MMW in all lanes typically in use at both upper and lower level checkpoints (upper level rightmost and lower level leftmost lanes are WTMD only, but typically not open or are used for Pre-Check only)
  • T5-
  • T7-
  • T8-MMW in all lanes

JNU - MMW installed

KTN - MMW installed

LAN - MMW Installed

LAS - Multiple MMW @ A/B/C C/P. Old C C/P also has MMW. Most of the WTMDs @ D C/P also have MMW. Old A/B C/P has MMW, T2 (INTL) - Be observant!

LAX-Airside Transfer Possible between entire south complex (T4-8) and TBIT.
  • WN (T1) Family & Medical Lane is still SAFE.
  • DL/AM/VS/WS/EI (T2) MMW on all lanes except Pre Check, which is now commonly open due to move.
  • DL (T3) MMW except Pre Check.
  • AA (T4)All lanes have MMW. When Pre Check is closed, regular lanes become "Expedited" lanes for Pre Check passengers.
  • AA Premium/Flagship/Pre-Check MMW only in non Pre-Check lane; WTMD to the left (Pre-Check only)
    • B6/NK/HA/SY/G4//F9/AA (T5) MMW everywhere; Pre-Check on the far right.
      • AS/VX/MW/ZK/AC/ET/NK/SE/4B/MT, UA alternative, AA alternative (T6) Two WTMD/BKSX lane pairs in the center; one WTMD lane pair on each side. Pre Check on the far left. Not usually busy.
        • UA (T7) New checkpoint open, with LHR/Canada style feeder X-Rays. Pre Check much less busy than before, with 2 lanes available at busy times.
          • Tom Bradley International Terminal Currently using MMW. Can now access Pre Check by using South Complex checkpoints and walking. Particularly convenient if you use AA. Sometimes now doing Expedited at Bradley checkpoints for Pre Check carriers.


LGA
  • Terminal A (Marine Air Terminal) (DL to DCA/BOS/ORD) MMW installed.
    • Terminal B (Central Terminal Building) See below
      • Term. B, Concourse A Air Canada, Continental, JetBlue --- WTMD ONLY
        • Term. B, Concourse B AirTran, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, JetBlue --- WTMD ONLY
          • Term. B, Concourse C American Eagle, United --- MMW Installed. Being used a primary.
            • Term. B, Concourse D American --- BKSX used in farthest lane to the right. Use elite line to avoid.
              • Terminal C (Delta/US Airways Terminal) (DL/US) 1 MMW installed at each of the Terminal C checkpoints.
                • Terminal D (Delta Terminal) (DL)
                  • Main Checkpoint: From left to right: Pre-check, SkyPriority (WTMD only), MMW/WTMD pair, MMW/WTMD pair, WTMD-only
                    • Alternate Checkpoint (far right): WTMD-only for the time being.


LGB - MMW now installed

LIH - Two MMW installed at the main checkpoint. One lane has no WTMD, while the other is MMW/WTMD combo. Gates 3-4 & 9-10 C/Ps are WTMD only.

LIT - MMW installed

LRD - **More Information Requested, please click here to PM

MAF One MMW installed


MBS - One MMW installed

MCI - Left side of WN C/P - Term. B & Right side of DL/AS C/P (Term B) have Backscatter. ALL OTHER AIRLINES SAFE

MCO
  • Gates 1-59 (AA/AC/AS/B6/EI/F9/UA/US/ MMW (replaced BKSX)[/COLOR in use at most lanes.
    • Gates 60-129 (AF/BA/DL/FL/JJ/LH/VS/VX/WN MMW (replaced BKSX) in use at most lanes.


MDT - MMW installed @ only C/P. Pax are constantly sent into the machine

MDW - One MMW installed in far right lane. Left and center lanes are WTMD only.

MEM - Used at A/B/C C/P - BKSX

MFE - WTMD still in use, but the Full Body Scanner has been installed and used. Unsure of type!

MFR - Single MMW; WTMD normally roped-off

MHT - MMW installed at all checkpoints.

MIA - Airside transfers between Concourses D & E (AA)
  • Concourse D1 (AA) MMW in use
    • Concourse D2 (AA) MMW in use
      • Concourse D3 (AA) MMW in use
        • Concourse E (AA/AS/KX/WS) has 7 X-ray lanes. From right: Lane 1 SAFE; Lanes 2/3, 4/5, 6/7 have WTMD/MMW; not clear if crossover is possible. Elites can access Lane 1 on far right (also crew lane).
          • Concourse F (7I/AB/AM/BA/VS) MMW in use
            • Concourse G (AY/FL/IB) MMW in use
              • Concourse H (AF/CO/DL/KL/LA/TA/UA) MMW in use
                • Concourse J (AC/AV/LH/TA/TP/US) MMW in use


MJT - MMW installed

MKE - Concourses C/D/E have MMW. Used as primary. Only option is to opt-out, or declare medical.

MLB - One MMW has been installed

MOB - MMW Installed

MRY - MMW installed at only checkpoint. Used as primary. Only Pre-Check able to use WTMD, however laptops and liquids must still be removed from bags due to a shared x-ray.

MSN - MMW Installed

MSP
  • Terminal 2) Checkpoint 1 has 3 MMW setup. NO WTMD Lanes
    • Two MMW setup at Checkpoint 2-Currently closed for remodeling
      • MMW used at Checkpoint 6
        • MMW used at Checkpoint 10
          • How to avoid The only MSP checkpoint free of MMWs is C/P 4.
            • All MMWs at international arrival checkpoint
              • Any checkpoint can be used to access the sterile area


MSS - AIT installed in August 2017 per Post #1364

MSY - MMW Located @ Concourse B, C, and D C/Ps. Stay to the far left @ Concourse B for WTMD

OAK - In use at Terminal 1, 3 installed @ Terminal 2 (WN) C/P - BKSX

OGS - AIT installed in August 2017 per Post #1364

OKC - MMW installed

OMA - BKSX used @ AA gates (1-8) C/P

ONT - MMW is now in use at both terminals

ORD
  • Terminal 1 (UA/CO) Multiple MMW Installed. Depending on time of day/flow, they may be turned off. Try ANA/LH checkpoint (3)
    • Terminal 2 (AA/AC/DL/US/B6) Multiple MMW installed. C/P 8 / Pre-Check lane is WTMD only. C/P 8 (non Pre-Check) Full Body Scanner only!!
      • Terminal 3 (AA/AS/IB/JL) MMW Installed
        • International Terminal 5 (Most INTL Departures (Non UA/AA) MMW Installed. Reports are that it is easy to self opt-out


ORF - 2 MMW at Concourse A (no WTMD). Concourse B is WTMD only

PEN - MMW Installed

PGD - MMW Installed (G4 is the only airline serving Punta Gorda)

PIA - MMW installed at the only checkpoint

PIE - MMW installed at C/P for Gates 2-6

PIT - Devices are installed at both the main and alternate C/P (BKSX)

PBI - MMW in use at all C/Ps. Concourses A,B,C - Concourse C MMW on the 2 right hand lanes of the C/P - Avoid by using Elite/Crew lanes on main level

PDX - MMW installed at A/B/C/D/E checkpoints. Two MMW @ D/E checkpoint. SDOO unlikely, unless extra lanes are open

PHF - MMW installed at Concourse A checkpoint. Concourse B closed for renovations

PHL - Terminal A/C/D/F Domestic have one MMW - Terminal A-International, B, E are SAFE

PHX - T2- (AS/UA/NK/SY) C/P has 1 MMW - T3N (DL/B6/HA/F9) 1 ProVision scanners installed! - T4 - A/B/C/D C/Ps has MMW at all checkpoints. Avoid by using family line

PNS - Two MMW now in use. Being used as primary

PVD - Main, and only, C/P has received BKSX!! Easily avoidable, by choosing a different line. Very easy to SDOO.

PSP - Both lanes at PSPs sole checkpoint are equipped with MMW

PWM - Three MMW installed at the sole checkpoint; usually only one in operation at a time

RAP - MMW installed

RDU - 1 MMW installed at Terminal 1, WN C/P/ 3WTMD starting at the left, and Full Body Scanner on the right - 4 MMW installed @ Terminal 2 C/P.

ROC - Machine in use. Staff are rude to opt-outs MMW

RIC - MMW installed @ Concourse A, B & C C/P

RSW - MMW installed at C/P for
  • Concourse B (AB/AC/FL/F9/NK/SY/WS MMW installed
    • Concourse C (CO/DL One Millimeter Wave is in operation.
      • Concourse D (AA/B6/US/WN MMW installed


SAN - MMW installed @ UA/DL CP in T2 @ Term @, Gate 1A/1/2 C/P for WN and AS side now- T1 Gate 1&2 has MMW installed. Pre Check at all checkpoints, except spotty at T2 AA/BA/JL checkpoint, but Pre Check available at UA/DL CP or Expedite available at T2 when Pre Check is unavailable.

SAT - BKSX being used @ T1 & T2 C/Ps. As of 12/4, BKSX usually being used only for secondary or random, not primary.

SAV - MMW installed

SBN - MMW installed at the checkpoint. PRIMARY

SDF - 2 MMW installed at the sole checkpoint

SEA - A (South) C/P (DL) has the Full Body Scanner, Central/Main C/P has the MMW, C gate C/P & D/N gates C/P has MMW.

SFO
  • Terminal 1 One Millimeter Wave is in operation.
    • Terminal 2 (AA/VX) MMW in operation
      • Terminal 3 (AC/UA) MMW in operation.
        • Terminal 3 (UA General & Elite) MMW in Operation
          • International Terminal G Two MMWs in use. Self opt-out is easy, if the far left lanes are open.


SLK - AIT installed in August 2017 per Post #1364

SMF - Terminal A CLEAR! B2 C/P has the Full Body Scanner - Two machines in the left lanes.. Stay to the far right to avoid the BKSX

SNA - MMW at all checkpoints. SDOO likely impossible.

SJC - MMW at all lanes, except for the family line. - Terminal B has eight lanes @ the C/P, all MMW. WTMD available for Precheck in the far right lane.

SJU - Concourse A 2 BKSX, WTMD on left. B6 even more speed lets you SDOO. BKSX installed @ Concourse B & Two BKSC at Concourse C

SLC - Terminal 1 has MMW - Terminal 2 (DL) - Terminal 3 has a single line for the C/P - MMW @ both C/Ps

SRQ - Two MMWs installed

STL - 2 BKSX installed at Terminal 1 A C/P - BKSX @ Term. 2 (East Terminal/WN)

SWF - MMW installed at the the sole checkpoint. SDOO is nearly impossible.

TLH - One MMW for the sole checkpoint

TOL - MMW recently installed. Only at one C/P.

TPA - Airside A & Airside E C/P (AC, DL, UA) - MMW

TRI - MMW installed

TUL - All lanes have the MMW

TYS - MMW Installed



US & International Airports receiving the Full Body Scanner soon

ABZ, BHD, BRS, CWL, EMA, LTN, NCL, SOU (all UK)

International Airports using the Full Body Scanner

Note: Opt-outs are permitted by law at all airports in the European Union

ALA - Backscatter Installed - Unsure if Opt-Out is possible
AMS - MMW throughout, with no WTMD. Opt out allowed and not questioned. Pat down is not as invasive as US or UK.
BFS - MMW in place; location and details unknown. Opt-out permitted but may result in a search in a private room.
BHX - MMW behind WTMD in lane 2/3; passengers who trigger the WTMD are scanned rather than being patted down. Opt-out permitted but may result in a search in a private room.
BNE - MMW in use. Opt-out not possible.
DME - One MMW in the business security area of the international terminal, unclear if opt out allowed. Setup is that WTMD leads directly into MMW - did not ask about opt out but did not seem likely.
CGN - 2D: Full Body Scanner at primary lanes. Far left/right lanes & fast track still on WTMD.
CPH - MMW at every lane, used only as secondary check if you beep the WTMD.
EDI - MMW at the far left end of checkpoint, random selection. Opt-out permitted but may result in a search in a private room.
FCO - Test phase II of the L3 MMW scanner with 'new software'
FRA - Currently investing in introducing 60 new scanners between May 2015 - early 2016. Some are already in place. Not every lane has Full Body Scanner.
GLA - MMW at the left end of checkpoint, used as secondary check if you beep the WTMD. Opt-out permitted but may result in a search in a private room.
LCY - MMW in left-most lane at the checkpoint with automatic entry gates. The checkpoint where someone scans your boarding pass manually is safe. Selection is random/secondary. Opt-out permitted but may result in a search in a private room.
LED - MMW - Screener looking at images is right in front of you...
LGW - MMW in one lane per checkpoint, behind the WTMD, and if WTMD beeps the passenger is sent to the MMW as secondary rather than a pat-down. Opt-out permitted but may result in a search in a private room. Fast track is safe in both terminals.
LHR - T1 MMW near checkpoint exit, random selection. Amex Fast Track is safe but BA fast track is not. All other terminals have MMW in one lane per checkpoint, behind the WTMD, and if WTMD beeps the passenger is sent to the MMW as secondary rather than a pat-down. Opt-out permitted but may result in a search in a private room. Fast track is not safe. The small transit checkpoints at T5B and T5C are WTMD only. T5 First Wing is not safe, with opt out to a private room and all bags checked.
ICN - Checkpoints 1 & 3 have one BKSX - Use Checkpoints 2 or 4 to avoid the Full Body Scanner
KBP - Kiev, Ukraine - L3 MMW. No Opt-Out for flights to Europe
MAN - MMW all over the place, expect to be scanned if you beep the WTMD. Opt-out permitted but may result in a search in a private room.
MXP - Test phase II of the L3 MMW scanner with 'new software'
NBO - Nairobi, Kenya MMW some checkpoint at new terminal 1A.
NUE - MMW at one security lane. Opt out allowed.
PVG - Machines used sporadically and only in certain lanes. Not in family lane
STN - MMW in lanes 5/6. Use the right-hand of the three entrances to security which feeds lanes 11-15. Opt-out permitted but may result in a search in a private room.
STR - MMW throughout T3. Opt out allowed.
SVO - L3 MMW installed. Unsure if opt-out is possible. Transfer checkpoint is safe
SXM - Only MMW installed, no backup WTMD. Opt out allowed.
SYD - MMW in use. Opt-out not possible.
YEG - MMW in use for domestic/transborder flights. Random, but opt-out permitted and advertised. NEXUS Lane is Full Body Scanner free
YHZ - MMW in use in domestic/international departure area. All lines have WTMD. Unsure of transborder departure area. Opt out availability advertised.
YOW - 1 Full Body Scanner in the Domestic/Intl C/P - Appears to be used for secondary screening - MMW. Opt out permitted and advertised.
YUL - MMW in far left lane being used on all pax. OPT OUT Permitted and advertised.
YQM - One MMW in operation. Looks to be for US bound passengers. Opt out permitted and advertised.
YQB - One MMW in operation. Not used very often. Opt out permitted and advertised.
YQR - MMW has been installed. Unclear who is sent to it
YVR - US-bound pax use the MMW, randomly determined by a machine - Domestic, C gates has a MMW for "random selectees" - OPT-OUT POSSIBLE!
International to Domestic transfer checkpoint has one MMW

YYC - US-bound pax use the MMW, randomly determined by a machine - OPT-OUT advertised.
YYZ - T1, US Departures has the Full Body Scanner for SSSS/Random Selection/Resolution of WTMD alarms - T1 Domestic - 2 MMW for Secondary only. None in NEXUS line, not always in use - MMW - YYZ Concourse Level (between Arr/Dep) C/P has the MMW, usually sits idle. Opt out is advertised.
YXU - MMW at checkpoint, secondary only, opt out advertised.
YKF - MMW installed, secondary only, opt out allowed.


US & International airports not using the Full Body Scanner

AAQ -
AKL -
ASU - (South America)
AVL -
BHM -
BLL - Denmark
BMI -
BRU -
BSL - has no scanner installed! All WTMD ONLY
BTR -
BTV -
BUR -
BZN -
CDG - WTMD only for crossing from international arrival to rest of airport; no additional security at international gates (Terminal 2E)
CHO -
CFE - Checkpoint does require removal of liquids from carryon bags, and removal of shoes
CLD -
CMI -
CPH - Copenhagen
DOH -
DUB -
  • Terminal 2:
    • Regular security - all WTMD
    • US Pre-clearance - no WTMD nor scanners, just bag X-ray
DUS -
DXB -
ECP -
EZE -
FMM - Bavaria
FOE - Topeka
FRA -
GRU - Terminal 2, International
GTR -
HKG -
ICT -
JAN -
LOS -
KOA -
KWT -
LEX -
MAA - Chennai, India
MEX - Terminal 2
MGM -
MLA - Malta
MHT -
NOR -
NRT -
PEK -
PLS - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (Caribbean)
PUQ -
PVG -
RUT -
SAV -
SBA -
SBP -
SCL -
SDF - Has no plans to add the Full Body Scanner! - http://www.wlky.com/news/25907378/detail.html
SIN -
SPI -
SXF - Berlin
SYR -
TUS -
VIE - Austria
WAW -
ZRH - has no scanner installed! All WTMD ONLY. (International gates to US have scanners, though)

Glossary of Abbreviations Used

AA - American Airlines
AB - Air Berlin
AC - Air Canada
AS - Alaska Airlines
B6 - JetBlue Airways
DL - Delta Airlines
NK - Spirit Airlines
SY - Sun Country
UA - United Airlines
US - US Airways
VX - Virgin America
WN - Southwest Airlines
WS - WestJet

ATR - Automated Target Recognition
C/P - Checkpoint
ETD - Explosive Trace Detection
MMW - Millimeter Wave
BKSX - Backscatter
SDOO - Self-Directional Opt-Out
TERM - Terminal
WBI - Whole Body Imager
WTMD - Walk Through Metal Detector
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Old Nov 23, 10, 4:24 pm
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I had an unusual experience at MIA this morning.

Went thru security around 7:15 for a DL flight at term H.
No body scanners in use at the time -- just the regular metal detector. The surprising thing was that there was no line -- I went immediately to the TSA agent who checks ID, then on to the bags screening conveyor belt without a wait. (TSA staff on duty were particularly polite.)

Due to a DL mechanical issue, I ended up switching to an AA flight a couple of hours later. So went through security again, this time term D priority lane (near desk #2). There is an L3 ProVision MMW there, which I've been through before. But for some reason, it was not in use this morning. Everyone just went through the magnetometers.

So wondering why the MMW not in use this morning.
(The politics of all the heat in the media? Appropriately trained staff not available? Expecting larger crowds bcz of the holiday?)
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Old Nov 23, 10, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by swag View Post
To ride the Skylink from A to D, allow 11 extra minutes (9 for the ride, plus 2 for the wait. I think you can also check in at the American Eagle counter in B, that ride should only be 2-4 minutes. (The train goes A-C-E-D-B-A or vice versa).
I'm not too concerned about the Skylink additional time but thanks for the tip on the routing as I very rarely have to use Skylink.

My concern was with bag re-routing as I wasn't familiar with how AA sorted bags at all. 99% (est) of the time, a passenger would be dropped off at the correct terminal for a departing flight and the bag "shouldn't" have to travel too far to get into the correct sort. I have been a victim of the always varying "your bag must be here 40/45/50 minutes early to be placed on your flight" procedure that AA has.

Sorry to digress this into an AA situation. Please return to DFW appropriate talk!
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Old Nov 23, 10, 6:13 pm
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Unhappy Some MCO info and a request for UK airport NoS info

MCO is already on the list, but this is what I experienced: I went through MCO the middle of last month and they were announcing that they had rigged the WTMD to occasionally go off for no reason to randomly select for the NoS.

I'll be flying to Wales on business in the moderately near future, LHR and LGW are both listed as having the NoS. The UK has no opt-out. I want to avoid the NoS if at all possible.

Does anyone have experience with the UK airports in the area?

If I wind up connecting through LHR or LGW to another airport which doesn't have the NoS; Will I have to go through the NoS if I am going to or coming from an international flight?


I'm not as concerned about the US airports. I'll just have them touch my "junk" as it seems to be more of a punishment for them than for me. I'm just concerned about the no opt-out NoS policy in the UK.
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Old Nov 23, 10, 6:25 pm
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Question for those who went through LAX in the last week or so: Are they using the NoS as primary at the T4 AA F/J/elite line? When I went through a month or so ago they were only used on the Y line, but I'm curious if that's changed.
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Old Nov 23, 10, 9:23 pm
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Unhappy IAD - options?

First of all I've read the post here before and most of you really rock. Thanks for all of the info. I fly more that most people I know - since I work about 400 miles from home - but NOWHERE near what most of you fly.

I am usually the most unlucky person I know, so not expecting tomorrow to be very pleasant. 2.5 weeks ago I don't recall any issues at IAD or CLE. But knowing my luck and the crowds normally flying on this day, I am not hopeful.

I will be going through IAD. I know the 3 gates in CLE and that you can technically go through any of them to catch any gate. But how about IAD?

I am flying UAL - so the far end, I believe to the east end of the main terminal and downstairs for security. (and then what 10 escalators, a train and a hike?
My questions are the nudeoscopes at that C/P and are there options - alternative C/P's??


Ironically I intended to fly in my VB shorts and a tank top - but not sure if that will make the TSO single me out?

Thanks !!!
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Old Nov 24, 10, 12:52 am
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Originally Posted by Dallas_Flyer View Post
I walked all terminals on Thursday, 11/18. D has them at all 3 checkpoints. C has them at all 3 checkpoints, but they were not being used. A,B, and E were metal only. Very easy to use SkyLink to get from one terminal to another, 5 minutes at the most.
Per local Fox affiliate, only D's MMWs will be operational during Thanksgiving. Other terminals are not ready due to untrained staff.
FOX 4: DFW Fliers Won't See Enhanced Security before Thanksgiving

Originally Posted by JumboD View Post
Question for those who went through LAX in the last week or so: Are they using the NoS as primary at the T4 AA F/J/elite line? When I went through a month or so ago they were only used on the Y line, but I'm curious if that's changed.
Primary on the evening of Nov 02 (though a fellow traveler who asked questions about the scanner was sent through WTMD... )
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Old Nov 24, 10, 3:35 am
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Originally Posted by flype View Post
... I just read that AMS (need to change here) now has NoS installed (MMW, at least) - I hope that we can stay in the transit area - at least that's how it was when I was at AMS last, about 15 years ago... Does anybody have insight on AMS?
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I read that AMS and ATL both have the scanners, but do you think it is likely I will pass through them?

NCL-AMS-ATL-ROA
KLM-KLM-Delta

I last went through AMS to USA last christmas (about a week before the christmas day bomber), so I am thinking things have maybe changed.
You might want to read my report of AMS (flying to Asia, not the US) in April 2010 at this thread:
WBI at AMS - some observations
Short summary:
  • Security at each gate (for int'l flights) with WBI at each security checkpoint.
  • MMW - so no ionising radiation
  • stick-figure display - so no nudie pics
  • reasonable setup for controlling your belongings - so less chance of wallet/laptop theft
  • Not clear how they deal with "anomalies".

For flights to the US, it's possible that there will be two WBI machines rather than one WBI and one WTMD as I experienced.

Bottom line - high likelihood of being WBI'ed, but without many of the downsides we object to here.
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Old Nov 24, 10, 7:48 am
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DFW C terminal - middle (C17ish) - 8am 2010-11-24 (WED)

L3 MMW, "closed" sign in the doorway. Minimal screening line.
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Old Nov 24, 10, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by FriendlySkies View Post
If you notice any airports missing, or any incomplete information, please send me a PM so I can fix it! I've also included a glossary of terms found in the list, below.

LAX - T1 (US & WN) -- T3 (AS,VX) T4 (AA), T5 (DL,AM), T6 (CO) right side of C/P BKSX Primary, T7 (UA) Left Lane - TBIT has 1 BKSX at both C/Ps

1. On LAX T4, is it all lanes?

2. Traveling with wife and child, is there a "family" lane with no scanners, with just the traditional Metal detector?

3. Were arriving 4AM december 17th, will checkpoint at T4 even be open? Thanks

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Old Nov 24, 10, 11:59 pm
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Today Nov.20 about 1 pm went trough security check in LAS, T1, to D gates, 1-st class lane. As far as I could see all lanes had MMW installed but none of them seemed to be in use, just old good metal detectors. I was not groped. At this time airport was not overcrowded and security checks went very quickly.
Just passed through the D-gates about a half hour ago and saw the same thing...MMW was in place but not in use.

If the WTMD goes off, you get your freedom grope. Watched as an old man who told them before he walked through that it would go off got directed to a seat for the grope. To the screener's credit, he explained the process each step of the way and did not seem to be as umm, touchy, as some are prone to be.

Generally speaking, LAS seemed to have moved as LAS D-gate screening always tends to do for the late-night flights.
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Old Nov 25, 10, 3:25 am
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Just passed thru Atlanta airport security at 5am, North checkpoint. They are only using the metal detector. Xray machine turned off. Yea!
15-20 minute wait time.
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Old Nov 25, 10, 8:28 am
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HOU appears to have no AITs at present (11/25)
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Old Nov 25, 10, 8:39 am
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DFW A now has scanners installed, but not yet in use (pending addl. TSA training).
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Old Nov 25, 10, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by nagraflyer View Post
I'll be flying to Wales on business in the moderately near future, LHR and LGW are both listed as having the NoS. The UK has no opt-out. I want to avoid the NoS if at all possible.

Does anyone have experience with the UK airports in the area?

If I wind up connecting through LHR or LGW to another airport which doesn't have the NoS; Will I have to go through the NoS if I am going to or coming from an international flight?


I'm not as concerned about the US airports. I'll just have them touch my "junk" as it seems to be more of a punishment for them than for me. I'm just concerned about the no opt-out NoS policy in the UK.
Policy in UK if you are selected to go through one of those machines you have 2 options put up and shut up or don't fly. Hubby got 'selected' at Heathrow in May and then they still patted him down afterwards and the other elderly man behind him. Women that have refused to go through them have been escorted out of the airport and not allowed to fly.
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Old Nov 25, 10, 8:41 pm
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do you know if ORD has a lane without the scanner?
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