About to fly 1st time Post-PM
Once and for all -- I know that the consensus here is to just walk through airport security. But I'm still a bit anxious/confused. It seems like there are two technologies: 1) a "metal detector" which one should not walk through; or 2) "advanced imaging technology," i.e. the backscatter machine, which we should just walk through, although you do have to stand in place for few moments on this one. You can be wanded, but the wand shouldn't linger over the PM site. Is this accurate?
I plan to just mention it to the TSA peeps before walking through anything, and let me tell me what they want.
Below is what the TSA says about it:
Advanced imaging technology can facilitate your screening and reduces the likelihood of a pat-down. You should not be screened by a walk-through metal detector if you have an internal medical device such as a pacemaker. Consult with your physician prior to flying.
If you choose to not be screened through the advanced imaging technology or you alarm the walk-through metal detector, you will undergo a pat-down screening instead.