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Augmented Breasts Will Require Additional Inspection at Airports

By BootsnAll | Permalink | 25 comments | September 27th, 2006

Inspection GlovesThe TSA’s changes to the complete liquid ban may require persons with augmented breasts (or other body parts) to comply with further inspections at security checkpoints.

Excerpts from the TSA bulletin effective Sept 26, 2006:

In addition to the above changes, the following guidance is provided to ensure the health and welfare of certain air travelers the following items are permitted…

  • Items used to augment the body for medical or cosmetic reasons such as mastectomy products, prosthetic breasts, bras or shells containing gels, saline solution, or other liquids; and…

… items exceed 3 ounces or are not contained in a one-quart, zip-top plastic bag, you MUST declare to one of our Security Officers at the checkpoint for further inspection.

Read our follow-up post: TSA Inspects Breasts, Won’t Taste Milk

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  • MND: » I Declare: Augmented Breasts Will Require Additional Inspection at Airports Says:
     

    [...] Items used to augment the body for medical or cosmetic reasons such as mastectomy products, prosthetic breasts, bras or shells containing gels, saline solution, or other liquids MUST be declared. [...]

  • Bob Says:
     

    These items, by their very nature, are already being inspected by just about everyone in the airport.

  • Paul Says:
     

    I would like to do the exams for breast implants.
    No pay required.

  • Willie Says:
     

    They’re prosthetic breasts, not implants. It’s like inspecting a hip implant. You cant do it. You CAN, however, inspect a prosthetic leg. Same deal. Some women with breast cancer have a breast or two removed and wear fakes so they look normal.

  • Lee451 Says:
     

    I have a prosthetic leg (above the knee amputation) and as the rules require that they “touch my prosthesis”, I find the extra wait annoying, as many of the TSA inspectors do not know what to do with me. Therefore I am standing on the side watching then root through my possessions,then I nervously watch my laptop, camera and other valuables while it takes me 10-20 minutes to get through inspection. I have the real fear that some unscrupulous character will grab something of mine and disappear into the crowd while the TSA men are scratching their heads with one hand and their behinds with another. “Profiling” is considered on the same level as blasphemey but IT WORKS. I am white male, 46 and have a Southern accent. I am about as likely to be packing a bomb as that 70 year old black grandmother with her granddaughter…..

  • Pat Says:
     

    Lee, tell it to Timothy Mcveigh.

  • Walter Says:
     

    How many Tim Mcveighs have hijacked airplanes and flown them into buildings?

  • Charlie B Says:
     

    The insanity will continue to worsten until the flying public says “enough!”. If they want better security, give it to them. Stop flying.

  • Mehr Sex für weniger Geld, Zeit und Energie | Buch | Blog @ eSchuerzen.com Says:
     

    [...] Und in Zukunft werden gewisse Security Guards nicht nur mehr kleine Jungs, Mädchen und Schwangere für zusätzliches Abtasten herausfischen, sondern auch andere “potentielle Terroristen” wie Chicks mit Brustimplantaten! Crazy! Augmented Breasts Will Require Additional Inspection at Airports [...]

  • mr.ed Says:
     

    It is possible to hide a substantial amount of material in a prosthesis. It doesn’t have to be liquid, either. Granular or powdered products, which unlike the recently ballyhooed liquids, aren’t temperature sensitive. Metallic limbs can’t be x-rayed. Profiling works better, but remember that one airliner was brought down by the innocent Irish woman whose bag was compromised by her Muslim boyfriend.

  • RedHot Says:
     

    Ya’ll crack me up! It’s the PUBLIC that is demanding better security. If they relax security the public is upset, if they tighten security, they are upset.
    Remember the TSA is your government..don’t blame the airlines. They don’t make those rules and restrictions.

  • RedHot Says:
     

    If you stop flying you hurt the airlines not the TSA. The airlines are only trying to get you to your destination as quickly and as safely as possible.

  • Ma’am, would you bring those over here, please? Says:
     

    [...] Now this oughta be interesting. • • • Click here to comment. No responses yet. Got something to say? Yer name: [...]

  • Where in the Wold is Common Sense Says:
     

    Y’know… Terrorists will always think up new ways to transport explosives and/or objects that can harm people. At the rate that we are currently at in terms of being searched, I suspect that by 2008 it will be standard to fly buck-arse naked with no luggage and a barcode tatooed on your woohoo for identification purposes. Just my $.02

  • ROFASix Says:
     

    Augmented Breasts Require TSA Look Closer?

    I have commented before what a miserable job working at TSA must be. Getting to pat down, touch, and squeeze all flavors and variety of the human species cannot be anything but one step less miserable than being the guy who empties portapotties. ……

  • Startups.in/India Says:
     

    The “best”(read worst) is yet come.
    May be some day we’ll read “TSA mandates all passengers to undergo physical examination or worse still piss-off test” ;-)

  • Assama Bin Jerkin Says:
     

    If we killed muslims on a larger scale, it wouldn’t be necessary. Just reflecting their belief system.

  • Peeet Says:
     

    How come I haven’t seen the phrase “boobt-trap” used yet????

  • Peeet Says:
     

    Sorry, bad typing! BOOBY-TRAP!

  • TSA Inspects Breasts, Won’t Taste Milk - News - Travel Gear Blog Says:
     

    [...] According to many news sources, their new regulations have mostly confused the masses and significantly increased delays at security checkpoints. Interestingly enough, it appears as if they’ve changed their “profiling” strategy to include women (or men for that matter) with augmented breasts. [...]

  • TSA Job Training Video - News - Travel Gear Blog Says:
     

    [...] For those of you looking to apply for a job at the TSA because of the TSA liquid ban changes you better be prepared for your training. Here’s an inside look so you can be prepared. [...]

  • vero Says:
     

    Gosh there was a bad joke around on the net about women with implants forbidden on planes! Never know! that is becoming weirder and weirder every day!
    Great day yall,
    Vero

  • LakerGary Says:
     

    I worry about Boobal Profiling. Shouldn’t the bearer of sagging A-cups be subject to the same scrutiny?

  • delmy Says:
     

    my dadf got his things stolen in an inspection in the new york airport.what can I do?also how can I contact the new york airport?

  • Andrew Kantor's Place Says:
     

    [...] this oughta be [...]