Tulsa International Adds Body Scanners

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 9:45 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Tulsa is serving as a guinea pig in an airline security experiment.  On Wednesday, Tulsa International Airport became the first airport in the country to use body scanning machines as their primary screening devices.    

The machines record an image of passengers' bodies, and the Transportation Security Administration says they can find things metal detectors can't, like plastic.

"Everything that gets through there isn't necessarily metal, so I think it's a good idea, doesn't bother me at all," said one person who was flying.

"If it's going to help me get through security quicker, and not have to worry about long lines at the airport, then I'm all for it," said another.

If the trial run is successful, TSA says it will also use the machines in cities like San Francisco, Las Vegas and Miami.