Many of you go thru security checkpoints once or maybe twice a year. While others are frequent fliers and travel thru security checkpoints once or twice a week. Have you ever wondered why at most airports now there are two lines to walk thru? And generally you don’t have a choice; the TSA just point u in the direction of which security lane to walk thru.
1. General Metal Detector
2. RapiScan Advanced Image Technology Scanner
TSA does an excellent job at finding so many things each day that shouldn’t be in airports or on planes. Feel free to visit their website and look at the “Good Catch” section to see what they actually do find.
The general metal detector has been around for years and to me, is my preferred lane of choice at the Security Checkpoint. (Yes Flight attendants have to go thru these daily as well)
Although RapiScan is an amazing new detection system, I just thought you would all like to know what they are looking at when you stand there in that funny hands raised position. And then let YOU be the judge of which lane you would like to stand in. :)
The person looking at these images is no where to be seen, so they do not know what you look like in person, just thru this imaging software. From a safety standpoint, it’s amazing, however if you do choose to bypass this screening, be prepared for a full pat-down.
Remember, although you feel like you have little to no say at the airports, you do have a say in bypassing this screening. Just speak up!!
I’m a Flight Attendant, a Pastor’s Wife, an Identical Twin, and a fun easy going person. I enjoy life to the fullest, am obsessed with Airplanes, and love taking pictures!
My sister once said to me, ” Everything crazy happens on your flight!” I had to explain to her that while the average person flies 2 times a year, I fly an average of 3 flights a day.
Something is bound to happen that is of entertainment value on my flight at least once a day. :)
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I’ll be posting on here mainly about my life as a Flight Attendant! There are plenty of entertaining stories and pictures that I have yet to share…So stay tuned!
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