Planning on traveling put of RDU International Airport this week for Thanksgiving or over the Christmas holidays? Be sure to factor in a few more minutes into your travel time because RDU is one of 68 airports using some of the 385 advanced imaging full-body scanners which are already installed in airports across the country for the holiday season. We hear they are currently four scanners in Terminal 2 and one scanner in Terminal 1.
RDU has been using the full-body scanners for almost a year now, but expect more passengers to be subject to this type of security clearance before moving forward this year. You do have the option to deny the full-body scanners, but you will then receive a full-body pat down instead. So, once again, think about all of this when proceeding through airports across the country over the holidays because travel time will definitely be affected and delays are to be expected. Or, just share your pat-down with Loopt and you may win a free iPod.....iOdd.
Q. Is imaging technology optional?
A. Yes, imaging technology screening is optional for all passengers. Passengers who do not wish to receive imagining technology screening will receive alternative screening, including a physical pat-down.
Full info on the full-body scanners and the airports they are currently being used in here.