Newkai From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 330 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3650 times:
Last month when flying out of JFK's Terminal One, I got to be one of the few lucky ones who were put in a line to experience some kind of new(er) security machine which shot air at me from a bunch of little jets like those they have at opticians.
I was wondering... Is this the new machine that's getting a lot of media attention that basically gives screeners a naked image of you (Backscatter X-ray)?
One of the air shot went into my right eye and it hurt for several hours afterwards.
Bridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 710 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3611 times:
It sniffs you for explosive chemicals and even drugs. I usually go through that line as an employee when the employee only sign isn't being followed as it is always a shorter line.. and the air puffs don't hurt so I'm not sure what got into your eye. It's fun watching skirts blown up! lol jk