The US Transportation Security Agency (TSA) has expanded the rights applicable to passengers who have to undergo physical pat-down screenings. The list of rights of such passengers include the right to a pat-down search by a member of the passenger’s gender, the right to request a pat-down in a private location,the right to have the pat-down witnessed by a companion, and the right to request a char for sitting.
Passengers have to undergo a pat-down search when they set-off a metal detector or body-imaging scanner or if they refuse to be scanned by these screening devices.
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TSA Grants Passengers More Pat-Down Rights