The TSA is responsible for screening passengers and their belongings before they board a flight to ensure the safety of all passengers and crew members.
At security checkpoints, TSA agents use high-tech scanners to detect any prohibited items that may be hidden on a passenger’s body or in their carry-on baggage, even if packed unintentionally.
These scanners are designed to detect potential threats without physically touching the passenger.
In addition to use of scanners, TSA agents can conduct a physical pat-down if they detect something suspicious during the screening process.
Either way, to avoid any delays or complications during the screening process and risk missing your flight, it’s important to follow all TSA guidelines and be aware of how the security screening process works.
As an overview of what to expect and understanding screening security procedures at airports, we recommend checking out our comprehensive guide about Navigating TSA Security Screening with Ease