Avoid These Airports

Don’t like the idea of choosing between a full-body scanner and an “enhanced patdown” by a TSA thug? You don’t have to avoid flying; you just have to avoid flying out of the airports that use full-body scanners (list below from Jaunted.com as of 16 September 2010; check back there before you make your reservations—there are more every day).

Americans aren’t yet ready to take up arms and start executing TSA mallcops en masse; few of us will even stop flying, even at the cost of being sexually assaulted (h/t Simple Justice); most of us are content, as long as there’s no math involved, to be unquestioningly compliant. But if enough of those who still must fly were to take our business elsewhere, eschewing airports with full-body scanners (and the airlines that fly out of those airports) for those without, some of the people who run this country (by which I mean the corporations) might feel enough of a financial sting to put a leash on TSA.

(Observe: no full-body scanners at JFK or LGA, or at EWR yet. Hmm. But hellish third-world backwater Laredo has ‘em, as do McAllen, Harlingen and Rochester. The point? We’re probably not going to miss much right now by not flying out of body-scanner airports.)

DOMESTIC AIRPORTS:
· Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ)
· Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL)
· Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)
· Boise Airport (BOI)
· Boston-Logan International (BOS)
· Brownsville-South Padre Island Airport (BRO)
· Buffalo-Niagara International (BUF)
· Charlotte Douglas International (CLT)
· Chicago-O’Hare Airport (ORD)
· Columbus International Airport (CMH)
· Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP)
· Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport (DFW)
· Denver International Airport (DEN)
· Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW)
· Harrisburg International Airport (HIA)
· Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
· Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
· Laredo International Airport (LRD)
· Las Vegas-McCarran Airport (LAS)
· Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
· McAllen-Miller International Airport (MFE)
· Memphis International Airport (MEM)
· Miami International Airport (MIA)
· Milwaukee Mitchell Airport (MKE)
· Nashville International AIrport (BNA)
· Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX)
· Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
· Providence-T.F. Green International (PVD)
· Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
· Richmond International Airport (RIC)
· Rochester International Airport (RST)
· Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
· San Diego International Airport (SAN)
· San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
· Tampa International Airport (TPA)
· Tulsa International Airport (TUL)
· Valley International Airport (HRL)
· Washington DC’s Reagan Airport (DCA)

AIRPORTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES:
· Amsterdam-Schipol Airport (AMS)
· Gimhae/Busan International (PUS)
· Gimpo/Seoul International (GMP)
· Jeju International (CJU)
· London-Heathrow (LHR)
· Manchester Airport (MAN)
· Moscow-Sheremetyevo International (SVO)
· Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
· Regina International Airport (YQR)
· Rome-Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino (FCO)
· Toronto Pearson International (YYZ)
· Tokyo-Narita International (NRT) *Trial period
· Vancouver International (YVR)

About Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett got his letter of marque from the Supreme Court of Texas in May 1995. He is famous for having no sense of humor when it comes to totalitarianism.
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3 Responses to Avoid These Airports

  1. David in Friendswood says:

    I wouldn’t count on those lists to be up to date. John “don’t touch my junk” Tyner had relied on one when he went to the airport: I had done my research on the TSA’s website prior to traveling to see if SAN had them. From all indications, they did not. When I arrived at the security line, I found that the TSA’s website was out of date. SAN does in fact utilize backscatter x-ray machines.

    from his blog.

    • Mark Bennett says:

      Hm.

      I gather, from the lack of an authoritative crowdsourced list of airports using the scanners, that people really don’t care whether they get scanned or groped.

      Baa.

  2. Tom Streeter says:

    I can attest that Cincinnati-Northern KY (CVG) has them.

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