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Full-Body Scanners 101: What Airports Have Them

January 4, 2010 at 4:59 PM | by | ()

[UPDATE November 19, 2010] There are now 80+ airports with scanners. Please see our updated list HERE.

There's going to be a lot of talk about full-body scanners in 2010, we can tell. So in an effort to help you understand what airports will have them, what happens when you use them, and your rights, we're dedicating this week to explaining it all in Full-Body Scanners 101.

Whatever your position on full-body scanners, if you're going to do some heavy traveling during 2010, there's always the chance that you might be faced with having to virtually strip down for one. We'll get into how it works and your rights with full-body scanners later this week, but for now let's focus on where exactly these big bad boys hang out...

What airports have full-body scanners in use?:

According to the Washington Post, there are only forty units at 19 airports currently. Although London and Nigerian airports have theirs on order, they aren't delivered yet, so you'll not have to worry about them yet.

You will find full-body scanners at the following airports:

[UPDATE November 19, 2010] There are now 80+ airports with scanners. Please see our updated list HERE.
· Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ)
· Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL)
· Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)
· Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport (DFW)
· Denver International Airport (DEN)
· Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW)
· Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
· Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
· Las Vegas-McCarran Airport (LAS)
· Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
· Miami International Airport (MIA)
· Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX)
· Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
· Richmond International Airport (RIC)
· Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
· San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
· Tampa International Airport (TPA)
· Tulsa International Airport (TUL)
· Washington DC's Reagan National (DCA)
· Amsterdam-Schipol Airport (AMS)

[UPDATE November 19, 2010] There are now 80+ airports with scanners. Please see our updated list HERE.

Related Stories:
· TSA tries to assuage privacy concerns about full-body scans [Wash Post]
· Point Counterpoint: Full-Body Scans at Airport Security [NY Mag]
· Airport Security coverage [Jaunted]

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Archived Comments:

Ah yes,

But coming through SFO this past weekend I saw a full body scanner, asked why it wasn't in use and the friendly TSA folks said "it is broken..."

No NYC airports?

That's strange, you would think they would be the first to get 'em!

no NYC...yet

Yea notice how a lot of the smaller airport have them...none in the NYC area yet, but Newark just ordered some.

Odd ...

The lady in the picture is wearing one black sock and one white - is this a scanner side-effect no one is telling us about?

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[UPDATE November 19, 2010] There are now 80+ airports with scanners. Please see our updated list HERE

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