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Old 11-20-2010, 06:20 AM
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I'm flying to the US next month and I am really against going through a body scanner.

I do not want to get blasted with x-rays for no good reason.

Am I allowed to refuse? What exactly is the procedure at the airport right now? If I refuse a body scan what happens?

I can't believe things have gotten this crazy at US airports.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:29 AM
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First of all, not all airports have the scanners, and most only have a couple. Not all of them use radiation. The vast majority of people will just be directed to a regular metal detector. If you are sent to a line with the scanner, you can opt out. Then you will be patted down.

The security at US airports has not gone crazy. Only the media and some travelers have.
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