What I Wrote to US Airways

When I arrived at LAS, I learned that body scanners were operational at the gate A checkpoint. I talked to a TSO on duty, as well as his supervisor, and was informed that there was no guarantee I would pass through security without being asked to submit to a body scan or enhanced pat-down.

I object to both of these as unconstitutional and damn creepy. Knowing that I might incur a steep fine or arrest if I failed to complete the screening, I could not gamble on beginning it. Thus I was unable to reach my flight. My fellow traveler… remained with me — thus TWO tickets went unused.

I spoke to a US Airways representative, who documented the incident. Then I rented a car and drove to Los Angeles.

Please notice my non-refundable tickets were purchased in October, before the enhanced pat-down procedure became known to the public. I also contacted US Airways about this in November, and received no reply.

Please let me know what can be done about this. I used to fly often and hope to do so again once these creepy procedures go away.


Draws. Sweats. Eats too much sugar-free candy.

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1 Response

  1. Sara says:

    Way to follow up!! The airlines need to know.

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