Hello, my boyfriend and I are thinking of taking a trip in April. I have read some other post which go back and forth on if it is ok to go through the metal dector or not. can the PDM go through the scanner? do I need to say something. I am having a slight panic attack here lol.
Declare your pump when you step into the scanner. They will look at where the scanner showed it on your body and just pat around that area and have you touch with your hand, then swab your hands. Like others have said they never have pick up my Dexcom on with the scanner so I don't say anything about it. I always offer to show them my pod, but so far they have said it was not necessary.
Every airport is a little different and even the same airport will be different depending on how busy they are. The worst I had was flying out of either Albany or Syracuse and the TSA agent patted the POD then started yelling "Hot Hand Off" over and over and I was surrounded by four more TSA agents until they swabbed my hands.
Yeah, personally, at the point where I'm gonna have to something, anything, in addition to simply walking through a full body scanner, I will opt not to put myself through the full body scanner.
I understand that people would prefer either not to be patted down or an abreviated pat-down, but I'll just go to my happy place, conetent in the knowledge that I'm saving myself a few rems.
Just like the others have said. I let the PDM go through the scanner like everything else. I tell the TSA agent that I'm wearing a pod and they wipe my hands for gunpowder. Never a problem.
It seems the TSA has now announced they will be removong all full body scanners in the usa by June!!
why? not it matters much as I don`t travel to the US much.
They are removing the x-ray backscatter full body scanners. The millimeter wave full-body scanners are staying, and the backscatters being removed will be replaced by these.