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Added Scrutiny Of Prosthetics May Be Required  
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Passengers utilizing devices for the augmentation of personal features, including breast prostheses, may be subject to special inspection at airport security checkpoints, according to a recent story.

See:

http://www.travelgearblog.com/archiv...tional-inspection-at-airports.html

See also:

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/content.php?page_id=5761

[Edited 2006-09-28 12:53:12]

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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

What about a testicle prothesis?

User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2963 times:

Quoting Richardw (Reply 1):
What about a testicle prothesis?

In principle, I don't see any difference.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
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Quoting Richardw (Reply 1):
What about a testicle prothesis?

I guess it depends if you have the balls to admit you have such things.



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13078 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

While I am quite sure some a-netter's here would volunteer to check for possible terror materials in well breasted women, there is a serious side of this. For many years illegal drugs have been smuggled inside of prosthetic legs and other limbs, phony pregnancy pillows, false/padded bras, and of course canes and other assistance devices for those with mobility handicaps. False breasts are used by women whom had lost them to breast cancer, so considerable care must be used if want to go there as to security.
For terrorists to consider this to smuggle weapons, bombs and explosive materials is not a reach and should be looked for in a properly respectful way to the 99.999999% of such persons who are legitment with such devices.


User currently offlineAdh214 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

This MUST be handled with the utmost care. Most of the people that need prosthetic devices have already experienced considerable trauma. Insensitive behaviour by the TSA would add literally add insult to injury. Consider, Iraq war vets being treated carelessly by TSA.

Perhaps, the TSA needs to install small windowless rooms where passengers could be searched in private.

Andrew


User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1597 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Quoting Adh214 (Reply 5):
Perhaps, the TSA needs to install small windowless rooms where passengers could be searched in private.

You're going to haul off some handicapped person to a private room to search them. God, why don't you just make life even more miserable. If that is the case, then EVERYONE needs to be put in a private room and get their private parts inspected...period.



Uncle SAN at your service!
User currently offlineAdh214 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2836 times:

Quoting Coronado990 (Reply 6):
You're going to haul off some handicapped person to a private room to search them.

Would you prefer for TSA to say: "Ms. Smith could you remove your breast prosthesis so I can inspect it right here in the middle of the airport with 200 people standing around."

You have to give people some dignity.

Andrew


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