Even the head of the Transportation Security Administration admits that the new pat-downs are more invasive.
TSA Administrator John Pistole testified Wednesday morning before a Senate committee that he received the new pat-down as part of ramped up security measures. The pat-downs have been introduced along with new body-scanning technology at airports across the country, including Boise. Pistole said, yes, travelers have told him the new inspections have become too private, but he said the government must provide the best security for air travelers.
In this week's BW, read about how the TSA has increased security at commercial airports, while guidelines are not mandatory for general aviation aircraft, which represent three of every four planes in the skies.