To foster effective security for airline passengers and help them avoid the TSA's invasion of privacy.
Avoid Full-Body Scanning
The Transportation Security Administration has recently expanded its program of using full-body scanners as the primary screening procedure for airline passengers. This site is designed to provide up-to-date information on how to avoid full-body scans or the alternative intrusive pat-down procedure.
This is easier to do than one might think because most airports have several security checkpoints and only a few may have full-body scanners. There are often checkpoints with only metal detectors, or several lines which lead to the metal detectors rather than the full-body scanner. Just choose your checkpoint from one of the following lists:
It should be obvious than if the average passenger can simply check here and avoid full-body scanners, that their utility in preventing terrorism is likely close to zero. We have a separate page on the reasons the TSA's use of this technology is invasive, completely ineffective at preventing terrorism, and likely illegal.
In no way does this site endorse carrying illegal cargo onto aircraft. We simply endorse effective protection against terrorist attacks rather than wasting time and money on interventions which provide us with little or no security.