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Old 09-09-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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Has anyone flown out of SNA recently? Is the airport still without any enhanced imaging (backscatter/millimeter wave) with the TSA there? Just curious. Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:20 PM
 
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If you're talking about those new scanners where you can't even have a slip of paper in your pockets, then no, they haven't been installed yet. And I flew out of SNA 2 weeks ago. They DO have them in LAX though. I experienced that 3 weeks ago.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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If you're talking about those new scanners where you can't even have a slip of paper in your pockets...
Yup, that's exactly what I'm asking about. Thanks for the info!
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:13 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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If you're talking about those new scanners where you can't even have a slip of paper in your pockets, then no, they haven't been installed yet. And I flew out of SNA 2 weeks ago. They DO have them in LAX though. I experienced that 3 weeks ago.
So far I've been able to avoid the LAX ones but got to experience my first x-ray scanner at JFK back in July ... Guess someone's got some of my eye candy to enjoy
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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It's my understanding that the newest "avatar" scanner versions will be installed with the completion of the new terminal in a couple months. These scanners are the type that just show a cartoon outline of the scanned individual and not details of their junk. But for now, no scanners at all.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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If you think those idiots that work at TSA are doing anything to keep us safe, you're stupider than they are.

I don't know if any of them can even spell TSA.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:34 PM
 
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If you think those idiots that work at TSA are doing anything to keep us safe, you're stupider than they are.

I don't know if any of them can even spell TSA.
I think you might have taken the meaning of my question in the exact opposite way I intended.

I had a horrible experience at SAN recently while opting out of the backscatter, which is why I was asking is SNA was still sans machines.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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OP here... just an FYI, SNA has now installed millimeter wave scanners at Terminal C. I'm assuming the other terminals will be getting them as well. At this point in time, it's easy to avoid because you can just go through security at Terminal A or B and walk airside to wherever you need to go.

I will say, however, that the TSA were REALLY pretty nice when I flew out last week.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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OP here... just an FYI, SNA has now installed millimeter wave scanners at Terminal C. I'm assuming the other terminals will be getting them as well. At this point in time, it's easy to avoid because you can just go through security at Terminal A or B and walk airside to wherever you need to go.

I will say, however, that the TSA were REALLY pretty nice when I flew out last week.
I honestly think it just depends on type of TSA/person is there. I had to go through it and I forgot some paper money I had in my pocket and they asked what was in my pocket, I pulled it out, and they let me go, no biggie.
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