Buy a ticket, remove your clothes
Now it seems the Department of Homeland Security isn't content to stick to virtual strip searches--it believes it has the right to literally strip search any passenger before he boards a plane.
The Department of Homeland Security told a federal court that the agency believes it has the legal authority to strip search every air traveler. The agency made the claim at oral argument in EPIC's lawsuit to suspend the airport body scanner program. The agency also stated that it believed a mandatory strip search rule could be instituted without any public comment or rulemaking.I had already wondered whether or not I'd fly based on my concern over body scanners/pat downs; if the DHS starts implementing strip searches as well, sorry--family members will have to be the ones to fly here if they expect to see us.