Reply to post: Re: Metal detectors

Confirmed: TSA bans gear bigger than phones from airplane cabins

GruntyMcPugh Silver badge

Re: Metal detectors

"the random ping machine."

Defo, I don't look that friendly, I've been told, and when I fly, I try to minimise interruption, so I've made damned sure I'm not wearing enough metal to set off a metal detector, and everything that would goes in the tray,.... but,... 'BLEEP' 'Step this way sir!' and I get the pat down and the wand. The wand that does not bleep, oddly. They use the metal detector to select people they want to pat down, I guess it seems less antagonistic if the machine is seen to pick people instead of the staff.

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