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Updated: Airports With Full-Body Scanners

July 15, 2010 at 5:34 PM | by | ()

The rush to install Full-Body Scanners at airports around the world has not died down. In fact, since our last update in March on what airports currently have them installed, we can now add eleven more US airports and five international to the list.

The biggest burst of recent full-body scanning comes from Texas, as they now boast of six airports—BRO, CRP, DFW, LRD, MFE, HRL— with the machines. Asia isn't too far behind however, as the first batch of scanners arrived this month to Gimpo, Gimhae and Jeju Airports in South Korea.

Perhaps the biggest news is that even Tokyo-Narita has jumped on the bandwagon. They've installed five different types of the full-body scanners at airport security for a "trial period" through September 10, at which time they'll review results and decide which machines to install, if any at all.

Now for the updated list of airports with full-body scanners:

You will find full-body scanners at the following US airports:
· Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ)
· Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL)
· Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)
· Boise Airport (BOI) NEW!
· Boston-Logan International (BOS)
· Brownsville-South Padre Island Airport (BRO) NEW!
· Buffalo-Niagara International (BUF) NEW!
· Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) NEW!
· Chicago-O'Hare Airport (ORD)
· Columbus International Airport (CMH) NEW!
· Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) NEW!
· Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport (DFW)
· Denver International Airport (DEN)
· Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW)
· Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
· Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
· Laredo International Airport (LRD) NEW!
· Las Vegas-McCarran Airport (LAS)
· Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
· McAllen-Miller International Airport (MFE) NEW!
· Miami International Airport (MIA)
· Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX)
· Providence-T.F. Green International (PVD) NEW!
· Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
· Richmond International Airport (RIC)
· Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
· San Diego International Airport (SAN) NEW!
· San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
· Tampa International Airport (TPA)
· Tulsa International Airport (TUL)
· Valley International Airport (HRL) NEW!
· Washington DC's Reagan Airport (DCA)

You will find full-body scanners at the following international airports:
· Amsterdam-Schipol Airport (AMS)
· Gimhae/Busan International (PUS) NEW!
· Gimpo/Seoul International (GMP) NEW!
· Jeju International (CJU) NEW!
· London-Heathrow (LHR)
· Manchester Airport (MAN)
· Moscow-Sheremetyevo International (SVO) NEW!
· Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
· Rome-Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino (FCO)
· Toronto Pearson International (YYZ)
· Tokyo-Narita International (NRT) NEW! *Trial period
· Vancouver International (YVR)

Related Stories:
· Jaunted's Full-Body Scanning 101 [Jaunted]
· Narita Tests Full-Body Scanners [Straits Times]
· Full-Body Scanners 101: What Airports Have Them [Jaunted]
· Full-body scanners arriving at O'Hare [Chicago Tribune]
· Canada Airports Require Some Gender Screening [AllHeadlineNews]
· Full-Body Scanning news [Jaunted]

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Archived Comments:

Body Scanners in UK airports

I was deeply saddend that fellow passengers boarding a flight to Mumbai at Manchester airport kicked up a real fuss about having to go through a body scanner at the Airport. Several women shouted at the security officers accusing them of being peeping toms and staring at them undressed.

Strip Search

This is a strip-search, period. It makes no difference that the technology allows it to be done on an industrial scale, it's a violation of privacy that ultimately has ,at best, no effect on safety. At worst, it exposes frequent fliers to elevated doses of x-ray radiation which may cause more deaths by cancer than the terrorists could ever kill with an airplane. Body-cavities are not revealed, thus making this simply an exercise in power-mongering voyeurism. You MUST opt-out of these intrusive searches, and maybe be wanded/patted by a same-sex guard. I did this at SFO a few months ago, which gave me the opportunity to officially express my displeasure - the guard wrote down the reason for my opting-out for their official records (it's a strip-search, I said). I suggest more people do this. Plus - do you want your kids showing up to Beavis & Butthead in the back room looking like this: http://www.rupture.co.uk/Terminal%204.html

Add another airport

Omaha's Eppley Airfield (OMA) also uses these scanners.

List of Airports with Scanners

Whether a traveler is comfortable with the body scanners or, this list will help them. Good Job!