No More Frisking.

By Jabo
@jaboUK (50715)
United Kingdom
November 24, 2017 3:37pm CST
Ever since I had my hip replaced a couple of years ago I've suffered the indignity of being manually frisked every time I've gone through an airport. The metal in the false hip sets off the alarms. I flew to Spain a couple of days ago, and thank goodness that has all changed. Now when the alarm sounds, they put you in a circular glass booth and scan you in there. I had to stand with my arms and legs akimbo, but that was no bother - infinitely better than being prodded and poked by an airport official. So that was a good start to my holiday, I'm a happy bunny. Photo is mine - the beach here in Spain.
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@Corbin5 (81855)
• United States
24 Nov
The circular glass booth sure does sound better than being poked and prodded by a stranger!! Lovely photo you shared with us!!
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
@Corbin5 Thanks Deborah, you were quick off the mark. I only just posted this. Yes, I wasn't too keen on that frisking business.
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@WorDazza (8649)
• Manchester, England
24 Nov
For some reason I nearly always set those things off and, as far as I'm aware, I have no replacement parts. Nice pic. Wish I were there.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
@WorDazza Well when you set it off next time you won't get poked about. Yes, it's lovely here Dazza - we're here for a month, home on the 19th December.
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@WorDazza (8649)
• Manchester, England
25 Nov
@jaboUK Nice. We're planning on wintering abroad when we no longer have any animals.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@WorDazza That's exactly why we don't have a dog now, much as we love them.
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@rebelann (32410)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Nov
Beautiful shot. I'm so glad I don't fly, lord only knows if I'd set the silly thing off. Of course if it were Tom Selleck as security I wouldn't mind being frisked
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
@rebelann No Tom Selleck I'm afraid - more like a butch lesbian
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@rebelann (32410)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Nov
EEeeeeewwwww @jaboUK disgusting
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
I have been in that wonderful machine and it is a lot better than being groped lol Love the beach you lucky lady!!
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@BelleStarr Yup, it's a great improvement on being groped. The beach here is lovely - it must be two miles long so there's always lots of room on it, at this time of year anyway.
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• Midland, Michigan
14 Dec
So, it is in the states, then?
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
14 Dec
@MarshaMusselman Oh yes we have these machines at Hartford/Springfield airport.
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@allknowing (55798)
• India
24 Nov
I must have missed your announcement about going to Spain, Have a blast. Glad that you had no problem at the airport.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@allknowing I didn't actually announce it Grace . Thanks for your good wishes.
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@Hatley (159501)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Nov
I have a asrtificial shoulder joi nt so I guess I would be frilskded if IL dould afford to fly which I cannot lol lol
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
@Hatley Oh yes, they don't spare little old ladies like you and me, Hatley, but at least they have improved their methods.
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@amadeo (48048)
• United States
24 Nov
they always ask if you had any implant.Did the ask you on this.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
@amadeo I always inform them about my hip before I go through, but it makes no difference. They won't even accept a doctor's letter.
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@allen0187 (27522)
• Philippines
24 Nov
Sounds like a better alternative than getting frisked.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
@allen0187 Much better, a vast improvement.
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@vandana7 (57499)
• India
25 Nov
One reason I hate to go to malls. They do it even when there is no metal sound...sigh.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@vandana7 What? You get frisked when you go to the mall??
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@vandana7 (57499)
• India
25 Nov
@jaboUK ..Yeah...Inorbit mall...it is so weird...even in Big Bazar...
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@vandana7 Sheesh, I wouldn't like that.
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@celticeagle (114460)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Nov
So glad this has been changed. Good to hear.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
@celticeagle Thanks, it makes the airport experience a bit more tolerable.
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@celticeagle (114460)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Nov
@jaboUK ......Sounds like it would.
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@Orson_Kart (4121)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
I suspect a lot of people will be disappointed to find out they will no longer be frisked. To some, that would be the hilight of the flight.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
@Orson_Kart That's a typically flippant response from you
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@vandana7 (57499)
• India
25 Nov
@jaboUK He would love to be frisked..the point is whether he would like to be frisked by male or female security persons..lol
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• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@vandana7 Frisked or frisky? It's very confusing.
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@Fleura (6225)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
So what is the circular booth - is that one of those body scanners that 'sees' through your clothes?
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
@Fleura Yes,that's it, I don't know what it's called
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@Fleura (6225)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@jaboUK those new machines are pretty detailed.
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• Pamplona, Spain
24 Nov
I have always disliked that being frisked and at one Airport the guy was being overzealous just a bit and another guy told him off. I thought nothing of it really but I did not like it either. The guy was only trying to stick up for me. Great idea about the Booth I knew they had one in other Airports around the World but I really don´t like airports that much now.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
@lovinangelsinstead21 I don't like airports at all, so much hanging around. But at least this part is improved.
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• Pamplona, Spain
25 Nov
@jaboUK So I am not the only one then. There was a time when it was fun to fly and go on holidays by plane. They have turned it into I don´t know what. I mean if I had to fly I would but I avoid it like the plague.
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@Juliaacv (23240)
• Canada
25 Nov
Yeah to the booths, boo to the poking and proding by a stranger who probably doesn't even buy you dinner first-lol
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@Juliaacv The cheek of it! No dinner!
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@andriaperry (33146)
• Anniston, Alabama
25 Nov
That i good news, once I bought a ticket last minute and with cash and I got "handled"
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@andriaperry I suppose it's the price we have to pay in order to keep us safe, but at least they keep their hands off us now.
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@cherriefic (4283)
• Baguio, Philippines
25 Nov
It is such a hassle. But better safe than sorry.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@cherriefic Yes, that's my attitude too. Thery are only trying to keep us safe.
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@LeaPea2417 (15380)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Nov
My Mom goes through the same thing because she had her knees replaced and has metal in her knees.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@LeaPea2417 At least it will be easier for your Mom now, the same as it is for me.
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@amnabas (9919)
• Karachi, Pakistan
25 Nov
That's part of the security I guess..
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@amnabas Yes it is, and I accept that they have to make thorough checks. It's worth it to ensure our safety.
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@silvermist (15794)
• India
25 Nov
Glad that the security check at the airport has become bearable.That is a really lovely photo.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@silvermist Yes, things are definitely improving, and I'm pleased you like the photo.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Nov
I haven't crossed one of those yet. I've been frisked a few times even though I don't have any spare parts. Maybe I just look a bit guilty.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@JudyEv Oh goodness, perhaps you do look guilty! It never happened to me till I had the false hip.
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