TSA will test less intrusive "granny pat-downs" at 3 airports
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Administration will ease screening procedures for airline passengers 75 and older at O'Hare International Airport, officials said Wednesday.
The new screening protocols, to begin as a test on March 19 at O'Hare and three other airports, are similar to the less-intrusive screening implemented last year for children 12 and younger, the TSA said.
TSA says it will cut down on 'granny pat-downs' - Chicago Tribune
It means elderly passengers won't have to remove their shoes and light outerwear at airport screening checkpoints, officials said.
And instead of automatically being patted down if an alarm sounds, they will be permitted to go through touch-free screening equipment a second time to resolve the issue, officials said.