This blog post was updated on October 12, 2018.
Heading home for the holidays this may take longer for a lot of travelers due to new measures aimed at thwarting potential terrorists.
Travelers have a few new things to conquer this year with body scanners being one and Secure Flight (a new program that requires travelers to provide more info when booking a ticket) as the other.
Some passengers aren’t comfortable with body scanners; however these machines are a growing presence in the nation’s airports. While concerns have been raised in regards to the scanners and health, those worries were trumped last Christmas when a man attempted to detonate explosives he had hidden in his underwear.
Secure flight is a behind-the-scenes attempt by the TSA to better pair possible terrorists with watch lists. The program will officially begin on November 1 and it requires airlines to collect the full name, birth date and gender of the passenger at booking.
Those who don’t provide the info at least 72 hours in advance will not be issued a boarding pass.
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