FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Transportation Security Administration has changed 2 security procedures to verify passengers identification, and changing the way it pats down passengers at airports.
The TSA regularly reviews and updates its screening procedures. And screeners will continue to use the pat-down method to help detect hidden and dangerous items like explosives or bomb parts.
Lee said the procedure will continue to be conducted by screeners who are the same gender as the passenger. The TSA, for security reasons, would not provide details about the differences in the new technique for pat-downs.
Pat-downs are used when something on the passenger sets off the metal detector, when the imaging technology detects something suspicious on the passenger and when the passenger opts out of the electronic screening methods.
Flyers must also continue to enter all information they are prompted to provide during the reservation process - including full name, date of birth, gender and redress number, if applicable.