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November 15th, 2010
02:49 PM ET

Safety vs. Privacy?

Thanksgiving is just about a week away… and then the holidays will be here before you know it. That means the busiest – and, for some, a frustrating – time of the year to travel. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has put rules & regulations into effect to help make air travel safer, but some people say these measures threaten their civil liberties. We want to know what you think:  Where do you stand on the privacy vs. security debate?

Ben Tinker, Guest Anchor


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  1. Gina

    I'm with both. With all of the people coming and going, bombers could hop onto the planes, killing tons of people. But I also don't want people going trough my clothes in my bag, so they should just sweep you with a metal detector. I think the airlines will do what is best. 🙂

    November 15, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
  2. Brenden

    I think this is a good idea. I dont think it would be fun having a bomb in a plane with thousands of people.

    November 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  3. Ethan

    I believe safety always comes before privacy. People should understand that and accept that idea. I would ask those people," What would you want more? Your Privacy or r the fact that you are safe and you will not be harmed by anyone?".

    November 15, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  4. gabriella

    i think that you should stay safe

    November 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  5. gabriella

    well this is a free county and i think you can do what ever you choose by i whould stay safe and if those are the rules then i think you need to follow them but you need to remember it is a free country and i would stay on the safe side it is a free country but think of thoose that fought for us what do you think they would think?

    November 15, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  6. Isabella

    I think both are really important, but safety might be a little for important for me nd all of us because air travel could be really dangerous if the air plane falls because of the bissyness.

    November 15, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  7. Divine

    I think that Thanksgiving will be the safest so i would go with security because they want to make everything safe...

    November 15, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  8. Bethy

    Privacy is all good and well. But what good does privacy do you when you're in danger? It's a well known fact that the more people travel, the higher the risk of something bad happening. When so many people are traveling during the holidays, measures must be taken in order to keep people safe. I want my privacy just as much as the next guy. But I want my life more. I would be more than willing to give up my privacy in order to protect my life, and the life of those around me.

    November 15, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  9. Madeline

    If it is for the safety of the U.S. citizens, I am fine with it.

    November 15, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  10. Deborah

    I stand for privacy. Enough is enough. There are no guarantees in life. I will gladly take a chance to hop onto a plane that has a one-in-a-million chance of being blown up, and keep my privacy and dignity intact. I take a bigger chance of being killed every time I get into my car and drive.

    November 15, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  11. Josh

    I refuse to travel until our fourth amendment rights are restored. I have been arrested before and the pat downs by the police are less severe than what the TSA does. I will not be treated like a criminal simply because I want to travel by plane instead of car, bus or train.

    November 15, 2010 at 5:57 pm |
  12. Rylie

    I think there is a point where security can dip into the importance of privacy or vise versa, but people who travel should understand that the new rules and regulations are just trying to keep everyone safe. Though security needs to steer way from crossing the line, i think who you are and baggage does not have to be kept a secret.

    November 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  13. steven

    I think safty should always come first even if it goes against what you believe in and your privacy

    November 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm |
  14. Bretagne

    I think that TSA needs to come up with security ideas that don't invade people's privacy. I understand that security is very important but I don't think that people should have to comprimise their privacy for security. Now adays we have incredible technology, can't this be used to find this solution?

    November 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  15. Daphne

    I would comprimise my privacy for security. Their are very mean and evil people out there that are unsafe while traveling. I would rather risk my privacy for the hope of getting those peope/peoples in jail.

    November 15, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  16. Bretagne

    I think that TSA needs to come up with security ideas that don't invade people's privacy. I understand that security is very important but I don't think that people should have to comprimise their privacy for security. Now adays we have incredible technology, can't this be used to find this solution?

    November 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  17. Isaac

    i think that the rules are excellent. You should make sure that no guns or other bad things that should be on the plane or anywhere else. I stand on the security side of the debate because i think that security is more important than privacy. If you don't want people to be in your privacy, than don't bring those items!

    November 15, 2010 at 7:01 pm |
  18. Staci

    These rules and regulations are to protect our safety, so I'm willing to take some time out of my personal life if it means I'm protected in the long run. People who arn't need to ask themselves if they would rather wait in line an extra ten minutes or be blown up by a bomb...

    November 15, 2010 at 7:04 pm |
  19. Kyle

    Yes,it may threaten civil liberties,but I would rather have that happen then a plane go down.

    November 15, 2010 at 7:29 pm |
  20. Amanda

    I believe in both privacy and safety so I think that instead of choosing between them we can give some information enough for them to know whether we are bad or whether we good. There is know need for them to keep the information once it was given. So once where done they should only keep our names and nothing else so they know how they know was on the plane at the time like a small record.

    November 15, 2010 at 7:46 pm |
  21. karlie

    well i think this was a GENIUS mve and that some more football teams need to know this play because they would win more games.

    November 15, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  22. karlie

    i think that if a package clearly doesnt look like anything harmfull they should just leave it alone. If it looks like a potential threat go ahead and check it but put it through a screaner instead of opening it because that is an invasion or privacy.

    November 15, 2010 at 7:51 pm |
  23. Marie

    I think airports should have thorough security checks because you never know, the one person you don't check properly could bring everyone on the plane into danger. This applys especially for the holidays because people are more likely to get by with things when there are more people around.

    November 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
  24. xuyan

    It all depends on the attitude of operators!

    November 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm |
  25. Emi

    Since 9/11, security at airports have had a clean slate, no wrong problems, such as a bomb going off. Sure there have been close calls, but, none of them have been successful. Our next problem would be if Al Queda puts one of their own into flight attendant or pilot school. The flight attendants and pilots don't have as large of security check as passengers. If we spend more time with pilots and flight attendants, along with passengers, maybe no more attacks, like 9/11, would happen.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  26. Emily

    People shouldn't have to do anything they don't want to do. The Bill of Rights specifically states that every person has a choice on every action of their choice. The TSA have no right to scan people against their will.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  27. Brian

    If you think that a private scan of your body is uncomfortable, think about how uncomfortable you'd be if there is an actual terrorist on the plane. As long as my image is not shown to people other than TSA I am fine.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  28. corrine

    I think it is invading our privacy but for safety. They do it for our safety to see if we have bombs. In a way they are seeing our secrets.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
  29. Claire

    Security, Better safe than sorry especially on an airplane.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
  30. Diego

    I think the TSA is right about making the rules because Yemen and Somalia sent bombs and it's dangerous.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  31. Barbara

    I am mystified that I hear no mention of the Constitutional right to be free of searches without warrant. I grew up taking the right to dignity and privacy for granted; the indignities of travel since 911 make it clear to me that the terrorists won beyond their wildest hopes. Our regulations are now training a whole generation to gradually accept more and more personal violation, all without providing any real "safety." The time and billions spent hassling innocent citizens seem ludicrous when we consider that the Christmas bomber was not prevented from boarding his flight, despite a letter to authorities from his father warning of his intentions. Yet TSA was allowed to take out its embarrassment at its own incompetence on the traveling public. With each publicly ballyhooed step-up in the assault on the traveling public, the most simple-minded terrorist is advised how to be one step ahead. The whole game is ridiculous.
    Actual security, in the form of air marshals and scrutiny of the demographic of actual suspects, measures used successfully by the Israelis, would cost a small fraction of the current safety theater, increase air travel, and preserve the constitutional character of our country. The drawback of these measures is that they are not politically correct.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  32. Jack

    I think safety over privacy because you honestly just has to put up with it for a short period of time, time that can also be used to prevent other terrorist actions.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm |
  33. Diego

    I think it's good to have those machines. It is safer and it tells if there is anything metal.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:41 pm |
  34. David

    Well when a TSA agent has to use an 'enhanced pat-down' procedure on an elderly woman or disabled wheelchair bound man; we now have either imbeciles or paranoid personality types providing 'secruity'.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm |
  35. Rohan

    I think these security officers should get more into this and try to scan with something covering their body,I mean really, people don't want to be showing private parts to security officers. Its just too innapropriate.

    November 15, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  36. Kramer

    The United States has gone way over board with security up until the 9/11 attack, but it is better to be safe than sorry. I still don't know how the TSA can make it any safer than it is now.

    November 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm |
  37. Victoria

    I think privacy and sercurity are both very important. I mean, everyone needs their privacy, but I think safety would be far more important.

    November 15, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  38. Ailsa

    I believe that both Safety and Privacy go hand in hand. But at the same time, as Americans, we have to choose on whether or not we want to loose our privacy, for safety, or keep our lower standards of safety, for privacy. It's truley one's state of mind. What one person wants, may, or may not be what another agrees with.

    November 15, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
  39. Maia

    I respect the fact that some people may feel negatively about having to be x-rayed, but I but also believe that safety comes first. If you are not going to bomb the plane, do you really need to object? I feel much safer sitting in a plane when I know that there is no way that I will get hurt.

    November 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  40. Turtle

    People have a right to object, is being x-rayd any better than being searched? If you have car keys, but they think you have a bomb, you could get chucked in jail for no reason!

    November 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  41. Cheyenne

    i think we should be safe and have our privacy that way its a win win situation. and everyone gets what he/she wants.

    November 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  42. Di'Onte

    I feel The Safety of The People is More important Than Someones privacy regardless of How someone may feel about their privacy privileges being revoked from them

    November 15, 2010 at 9:40 pm |
  43. Conor

    These new rules are in placefor a reason, but thats not a good enough excuse to invade our privacy with their new machines, for there is not that good of a chance that there will be another successful terrorist attack in the next ten years, so why do we bother. We've gotten all of the terrorists that have tried to attack us since 9/11. In all, I don't see why the TSA needs to do this to us, and in this way.

    November 15, 2010 at 9:41 pm |
  44. saul

    Why would they care if they take longer to check, you are still gonna get through. If you are taking something you dont have to then dont take it. being safe doesnt just happen it takes time.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  45. Emily

    Yes it can make you feel uneasy having a stranger check you but I think I rather have a 10 second scan then end up losing my life and family to a bomb.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  46. Juan

    I think that the U.S shoud be safe.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  47. Angie

    I can see why people are upset about the whole "privacy" thing, and I would feel kind of uneasy too. However, I would feel safer when I am on the plane, knowing that there isn't a psycopath with a bomb or something. Hmm..Uneasy vs. Paranoid about safety. I would much rather feel a bit uneasy and know I'm perfectly safe during that flight. I just can't wait till they invent something that will make us feel both safe, and won't make us worry about privacy.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  48. Tom

    I think that a pat down can be very very uncomfortabe for you and the person doing the pat down. That is an invasion of privacy. As far as the scanners go as long as only the person at the moniter sees it then i think it is ok. You will never see them again and they won't see you again. Some people argue that the radiation from the scanners is harmful but doctors say that it is so low you could go through 100 times a year and be in no danger.

    November 15, 2010 at 11:40 pm |
  49. Cj

    I think the machines need to be modified where people's privacy is not violated while still maintaining the integrity of security.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:09 am |
  50. Matt

    I would much rather have them x-ray everyone and me than having my life taken away from me. No TSA worker would probably look at private stuff in people's pockets because they are smarter and more mature than that.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:07 am |
  51. Rational

    For those who say safety above all, you are ignorant to the facts. One in 100 people will die in a car accident in America. 1 in 20,000 will die in a plane. But you don't think twice about jumping in your car. We don't have molestations or xray vision monitoring everyone riding a bus, the subway, or going into malls or even major sporting events. Yet you don't question your safety in these places. The skies are safe, and no thanks to naked scanners, gropings, are unreasonable luggage searches.

    Ben Franklin once said those who will surrender liberty for security don't deserve either. Today, we all get treated like criminals just because we want to fly around our own "free" country. The fourth amendment was written to limit government power in just this situation.

    Grow a backbone and stand up for our rights. The TSA has gone way too far.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:57 am |
  52. Bryan

    Safety vs. Privacy ?Surely,safety comes first ! I don't want to take a plane with a bomb or other dangerous things. Also when you are in a danger privacy is not as important an you are safety.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:51 am |
  53. Jim

    Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. – Benjamin Franklin

    November 16, 2010 at 6:06 am |
  54. Seth

    The TSA has a right to check packages and other stuff that might be wrapped because of safety. Most Americans don't think of safety anymore but now it's coming back into focus. Safety should become the number one rule in America.

    November 16, 2010 at 6:34 am |
  55. Ethan

    I believe safety always comes before privacy. People should understand that and accept that idea if you are traveling somewhere.. I would ask those people," What would you want more? Your Privacy or the fact that you are safe and you will not be harmed by anyone?".
    People should understand that and accept that idea if you are traveling somewhere. They are just going to have to get used to it.

    November 16, 2010 at 6:36 am |
  56. Ben

    There are always two sides. First, I would not mind a full body scanner if it would help keep people safe. Privacy though. These things see right through your clothes to look for anything at all. I wouldn't mind having to do the full body scan once in a while, but for everyday plane commuters: they get scanned by full body every day. Some might not continue using planes....

    November 16, 2010 at 6:43 am |
  57. Jenny

    I guess this is okay, it's for safety after all.

    November 16, 2010 at 7:07 am |
  58. Hannah

    I think that is a good idea becuase its going to busy and i dont think bombs are going to be a good thing to remember on Thanksgiving.

    November 16, 2010 at 7:27 am |
  59. Bill

    It has little to do about safety. It is a risk issue the government had done a place poor job at determining risk. They just pretend. Security theater is alive and well. Name one air incident where the government had stopped a domestic attack. If the government thinks this is so safe why did madam secretary refuse to go through the scanners at BWI. we as humans have to fundamental rights. Control over put bodies and control of our homes. Read the 4th amendment. Where is sure process. Getting on a plane doesn't make me a terrorist or require me to give up my rights.

    November 16, 2010 at 7:31 am |
  60. jack

    body scanning is necessary to people who onboard any plane.
    terrorist treat is very sensible problem you know,
    you can choose your decide.
    what if STA dont check scanning for privacy?
    ironically,privacy doesn't save our life, of course privacy is important but life secure is more important than privacy,
    just one possibility in there that you die on the plane cause terrorists act. so what? there is one conclusion remain.let's check body scanning then go the safety and enjoyable travel.

    November 16, 2010 at 7:56 am |
  61. Sonny

    I think it's a pretty good idea. I know I wouldn't want my Thanksgiving or Christmas to be ruined by a bomb on my plane! But I would only search people that look suspicious...

    November 16, 2010 at 8:00 am |
  62. Ida

    Safety first. It is a free country; people who don't want to accept TSA regulations should find a different way of traveling. I don't want to be blown away somewhere in the air beacuse people refuse these rules. Until, there are better ways (technology) to detect bombs we have to live with these. There is always some compromise, just beacuse it is free country doesn't mean you can always do what you feel like doing.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:22 am |
  63. Meghan

    i think that safety is more important. The only person that will see the body scanner is the safety guard, and that this makes sure that you don't have anything dangerous on them.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:31 am |
  64. Amanda

    Would you rather have someone hands all over you or a machine that scans you? I think it is not a invasion of privacy, they are just trying to keep the US safe.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:38 am |
  65. Justin

    I think that for security I would go through the x-ray, but they should just create a machine that detects bombs or other terrorist weapons. People have gotten lucky about figuring out who's a terrorist and who's not.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  66. Sandy

    This is a battle every year.People should already know that the TSA does this every year.I think its a great idea because most people sneak dangerous things into transportation (buses,airplanes,etc.).Imagine if you were a parent and your kid is in a bus with weapons every where you wouldn't let your kids ride the transportation you're on 😦

    November 16, 2010 at 8:58 am |
  67. Jake

    I think the TSA needs to find more appropriate but efficient ways of detecting harmful objects. The full body scan is too much of an invasion of privacy.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:00 am |
  68. Sam

    I think that the new security systems that they have are a good thing. It is a good thing because it helps detect any kind of terroist thing that will go on, and id rather get my body scanned then get killed in an airplane by a terroist.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:05 am |
  69. marcus

    i think that the security officers sont have a right to go throught our stuff. it'd be fine if they scan it but going trought it is crossing the line

    November 16, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  70. Dee

    The argument that scanning is a minor inconvenience for the individual flyer compared to the measure of increased safety it brings the flying public is a good one. However, is scanning merely a minor incovenience? Should individuals blindly accept scanning without question? I've seen or heard of no hard data on the "safety" of the scanners. If a pregnant woman in her first trimester refuses to be scanned as a measure of protection for her unborn child, should she be violated by a TSA agent 'pat-down'? What about the business flyer who will be subjected to frequent scans? Who knows the long-term effects of this technology? Must a parent of a 13-17 yr old choose between the potential harm of a scan and the violation of a 'pat-down'?

    November 16, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  71. sidnee

    well it is frustrating but its for our own safety

    November 16, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  72. Justin

    It has been argued that all passengers must be screened prior to boarding planes to prevent any possible dangerous items like explosives on board. This may be appropriate to some extent, for example, careful, strict screening not only contributes to reinforcing security on the planes, but also helps avoid tragedy such as 911 attacks. Moreover, it is necessary, proper to adopt strict safety measures particularly in the aftermath of a terror attack plotting to take down a plane with explosives in any form. Nevertheless, it is not always appropriate, for instance, it is seen as an invasion of privacy, a part of human rights. As passengers are examined by x-rays, their bodies will be exposed and showed on the monitor, as if being naked publicly, making them feel insecure, embarrassed, and even insulted during such a security check. Desperate times call for desperate measures, however, privacy, one of human rights enjoyed and cherished by people on the globe, should be also taken into account in the face of handling thorny issues like flying safety problem.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  73. david

    I think security is better than privacy

    November 16, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  74. Anna

    I think people need to think about it alittle closer, if you just don't want people to see your x-rays because of your privacy anyone can get on with a bomb and blow you up because you wanted your privacy.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  75. braeden

    I think other peoples security is better than one persons privacy

    November 16, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  76. Rachel

    I think it is better to let them just look over ,but, you should not use all this stuff to make the airport safer then before. I think all you hyave to do is cheak one person at a time.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  77. laniciana

    if its for saftey its ok.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:31 am |
  78. Annette

    Are they nuts?! I'd rather have my privacy than be touched in an inappropriate manner! Whoever thought up these ideas is sick in the head!! I'd rather take a car or boat than get revealed!

    November 16, 2010 at 9:32 am |
  79. Francis

    I just flew and it didn't bother me to be patted down. I felt relived that security was so tight.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  80. Max

    I think security officers need to scan people for items which are safe because they need to keep people secure and safe from harm in airports. Besides, you never know when there could be a terrorist walking by you planning a strike on the U.S. with a conspiracy that he or she works for.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:37 am |
  81. Mason

    It's a violation of privacy that the TSA can use the scanners on everybody. People want to feel safe at airports, but there's a line that has to be drawn.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  82. Molly

    There should be no debate over privacy vs. security. If you ask someone about to get on a plane whether they want to be x-rayed or fly with the possibility of the plane blowing up, I pretty sure they would choose to be x-rayed. It is unfair to put regular people in danger because a few people who are trying to make a controversy complain that they aren't given enough privacy. Right at this moment somebody could be planning to bomb America, and the government is only assisting them if they are aloud to carry it onto a plane without being checked.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  83. Jacob

    X-rays can be useful but there has to be a limit to how deep they can go. People have there right to privacy.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  84. Mrs. May's class

    We think that you should let people have their privacy, but that doesn't mean cancel out secerity, but I think that they should lay off a little bit.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  85. Laws

    I think that the screening is inappropriate and is a violation of our rights because it would be showing the parts of our body that random strangers shouldn't be seeing. Also the security guards could abuse this power and do something wrong in the future.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:28 am |
  86. Shae

    I think the people that check dont really care about what you look like. They care if you have something on the plane thats dangerous. But if that person really cares about it, they should do something else.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  87. Logan

    If people want to travel on airplanes they should know that they have to meet certain requirements. Requirements such as participating in security measures like body scans. This is for everyone's safety and no other purpose.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:33 am |
  88. Matt

    If this technology will do more ensure the safety of airline passengers to prevent another domestic or international terrorist attack the I am all for it.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  89. Kaitlyn

    I think it's a good idea to help security. Girls should scan girls and boys should scan boys if the scanners are that intrusive.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:37 am |
  90. dean

    If you think that a private scan of your body is uncomfortable, think about how uncomfortable you'd be if there is an actual terrorist on the plane. As long as my image is not shown to people.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:38 am |
  91. Isaac

    i don't think anyone should be worried or freaking out over this. the most i'd be afraid of is if they were using old-school x-rays, the ones that caused cancer through radiation.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:39 am |
  92. Alex

    I don't really care about the security I got nothing to hide.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:40 am |
  93. kaleb

    That is an invasion of our privacy and the bill of rights. Does the bill of rights mean nothing anymore. It is wrong to do this mostly because they can see our private parts.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:42 am |
  94. eddie

    Better being safe than sorry. The security might be going a bit over board but at least we can all have a trip safe home

    November 16, 2010 at 10:45 am |
  95. liz

    i understand why they are doing it but i still think it is invading our privacy

    November 16, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  96. Karly

    I think there are ups and downs to both sides of this controversy. On one hand, you could say it is an unnecessary invasion of privacy and that airlines are over-reacting, but on the other hand, you never know when you will actually have a terrorist or a bomber trying to board a plain. I think it is better to err on the side of caution.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  97. Samantha

    Well when it really comes down to it, it does not really matter how I or anybody else feels about this situation. Regardless you will be searched! If you refuse the scanner they will make you take off your close in front of them and perform some security issues. So i can say yeah i agree that it is a invasion of any person's values but i would rather spend thirty seconds in front of a full body scanner then a few minutes in front of a stranger completely nude and vulnerable. So yea its wrong but also right!

    November 16, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  98. lara

    So, privacy vs safety. Honestly, it doesn't seem like that hard of choice! I MUCH rather be safe than keep a little privacy. If it was between an underwear bomb and not much privacy vs all of my privacy and dying.... well down here in the south we call that a no brainer!

    November 16, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  99. Shelby

    I think its a better idea than having someone pat you down you. Its a quick 30 seconds then your off. They really cant see your face on the monitor. If your that uncomfortable than they can do a boys line and a girls line.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  100. Danii

    Personally I would rather be safe than sorry. i do feel that my privacy is being invaded somewhat but I dont have anything to hide. Having everyone checked could save a whole lot of people.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  101. Jessica

    Their will always be ups and downs because of the past. Though it is my opinion that everyone should just face the facts and let the people do their jobs. You never know when a terrorist attack will happen.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  102. Ashlynn

    The body scanner should be withheld from the use of everyone, when the airport security is suspicious with a good cause, then they should use the full body scanner.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:02 am |
  103. Jamie

    People think their privacy is being invaded, but obviously our systems aren't good enough if the liquid or shoe bombs are getting through. If people could get out of their comfort zones for a few seconds to have a full body scan, and it allowed terrorists to be caught, it would be well worth it.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:02 am |
  104. Angi

    While the new scanners seem to be a great security solution on paper, they will not deter any motivated terrorists. The further technology is pushed to keep passengers safe, the more creative criminals will become.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  105. Glenn

    I think that having good secrutiy would help the country big time, but it is point when you inevade somebodies privacy.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:10 am |
  106. Natajai

    i think its a good idea because safety should come before privacy.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  107. Victoria

    It depend's what the security guard's can see, if they can see more into the body and under clothing then that's inapporiate but if they can just see color's to signal that their is metal or plastic or something then I think that is better, but it is somewhat a good idea becuase of the attacks and thing's that have happened in the air port's.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  108. Tristan

    This is a great way to keep America safe especially after 9/11 and the failed christmas day bombing. Even though that the old security system at most airports where they x-rayed your baggage and they put you through a metal detector was said to be good enough but taking an x-ray of a human to some people may be way out of their privacy range but on other accounts it may make them feel safer.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  109. robbie

    i think safty because a lot of thing can get blowen up because then they can get to other places and not be checked

    November 16, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  110. Cassie

    Yes, I think there is a line when it come to privacy. But If it's really nothing to bad then there shouldn't be any problem with them checking you. Because I would rather be safe than sorry, Wouldn't you?

    November 16, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  111. shane

    This is a great way to keep us safe if we are going on a vacation or for a holiday to visit family. I would rather be safe than be a little upset becaude of your privacy.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  112. Jeffery

    I understand that they say they are doing it for our own safety but they really shouldnt search sombody unless they have a reason to do so it is a true invasion of privacy.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  113. Evan

    I like the old school stuff, so my reasoning with this is just stick with the metal detectors ( upgrades if needed ) and body searches if need as well. This may have been flawed many times, but i'd rather have my dignity than none when i were to die. But with suspicious people that pass by, the TSA could have those x-rays set aside for certain purposes.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  114. DaeQuan

    I think that it is ok because we the people need to be safe at all times

    November 16, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  115. david

    i think it is a good idea it may not fell great to be in the situaachion but it would make me feel better when i am on a plane to know that i am safe of any harm and it will only take a second any way so for yourr own good i say they should do it.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  116. Billiam

    The screenings at airports have gone too far. The new scanners are effectively a strip search and the "enhanced" pat downs are humiliating and dangerously close to sexual harassment. Especially with the individuals that are performing them, these are not trained medical professionals. While body searches must be allowed as a tool for security it should only be used in the case of probably cause based on evidence that can be shown or intelligent profiling as Israel uses. Random searches basically accuse us of being criminals and demand that we prove otherwise, guilty until proven innocent in other words. This practice is doing far more damage to our country, our culture and our pride then a 1000 9/11s would. We are doing the terrorists work for them!

    November 16, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  117. Austin

    I believe that they are invading our property, but it is for our own good. By doing this they keep us safe. Without it, it could result in many lives lost.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  118. Tiffany

    i think safty over privacy because if you had a weapon on you that the medal detector didnt catch you really could get into trouble accutualy security officers are just trying to help you and others around they dont want you being put in a jailhouse for life just dont bring anything

    November 16, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  119. Ethan

    I would rather be safe then sorry. I think that because they can't find non metallic things on a metal detector that this full body scanner is a necessary thing.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:50 am |
  120. Matt69

    I think on this issue that the benefits out-weigh the negatives. Without security measures we wouldn't be safe, and if we aren't safe, then our privacy isn't that big of an issue.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  121. Shayne

    I believe in any case you should think about safty of yourself and others before you think about privacy. Some care about privacy first. But what will they be thinking when they are on a plane that is threatened with a bomb or weapon?

    November 16, 2010 at 11:55 am |
  122. nicolas

    i think if you dont want to be pat down just take a bus somehwere or use another means of thasportation to get to your destination if you want to keep your privicy

    November 16, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  123. Matt

    I would much rather have someone scan everyone than have my life taken away from me. Even though they could possibly invade privacy, the TSA employees are much more mature than that.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  124. chris

    i think this is a really good idea it guarantee passengers there safety and well being and promises them a great nice flight. but there will be others who think this is an invasion of privacy.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  125. vance

    this can promise passenger's that they will have a safe flight over the holidays although you might have to leave to the airport a little sooner as for these search's may happen to you.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  126. Jeff

    I think that we should have a better security system, but it shouldn't have to be so personal.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  127. Kaylee

    I think it is more important for people to be safe. We need to think of the greater good.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  128. Gabe

    I think there shouldnt be a line between Privacy and Safety. Over the last 11 years the US has been though too much to have a boundary between safety and privacy. So it should be O.K. to screen people if needed.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm |
  129. Hannah

    I think that safety comes before privacy in this case. Safety can go too far, but in this case, there are more people's lives at stake than just our own, and we need to think of them.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm |
  130. Chad

    I think that more security, even though it takes away some of the freedoms of passengers, is needed. All of this increased security will make air travel much safer and help protect innocent people from being hurt. Hopefully with these new security measures we don't have another terrible incident like 9-11.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm |
  131. Huda and Sophia

    We understand that Safety comes first, and that we hold an awesome security system, but the security we have now is good enough, and we shouldn't invade much of a person's privacy

    November 16, 2010 at 12:31 pm |
  132. Ivan

    i do not think that the should check people likethat. privacy si evrything. id we hav no privacy we hav nothing. so they should never check all of our bodies just our suit cases

    November 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  133. ray

    they should be strict about traveiling because of what happend to the twin towers

    November 16, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
  134. teresa

    i think you can honestly only go so far, because it's wrong to enervated someone's privacy. But safety on the plane in something i believe in is very huge.. but, there should be netter ways to judge & check if someone is having things they shouldn't on a plane? like maybe you should be there an hour or two invance, of a flight to be checked?

    November 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm |
  135. Omar

    I would rather be safe, privacy shouldn't be an issue to people if they want to be safe. Sure there is a certain line that shouldn't be crossed like many things in life, until things cool down people will just have to deal with it.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  136. riley

    i think that it is gross but its not like there showing the whole airport and even if you have such a big issue with it then you can just not fly or you can get over it.....because they are just doing their job on making sure another 911 doesnt happen again an that you get to where ever your going saftely

    November 16, 2010 at 1:22 pm |
  137. Hunter

    Safty is safty you have to have deep security to stay safe especialy with all the other people and incedence.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:22 pm |
  138. Mr. Faulk

    Flying on a plane is a convienience and is optional... When you buy a ticket, you agree to being searched. If you don't want to be searched then ride a bus, drive a car or walk... No one is forcing you to fly.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm |
  139. Drazen

    I beleive this is a smart idea I would go through a security any day rather than being on a plane thats gonna get bombed.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  140. Nicole

    You can never be to safe, but there is a line that does not need to be crossed like this one. I think that this, that going to a scanner and it showing your whole body is a little much; there are other things that could be done to prevent harmful situations.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  141. robert

    i think that the x ray machine is not a privacy issue. it just shows a picture of who is in the x ray machine. then people do not have to worry about privacy issue.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  142. Ellis

    I think both because bombs and stuff but i don't like it when people go though my stuff so maybe they should think of a different way to do things

    November 16, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  143. Rutta

    I think its a good idea.....SAFETY.....

    November 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  144. Kimberly

    Airport security is important but so is privacy & respect. Nobody wants a stranger x-raying their body. When they came up with this. They wern't thinking about weather we agreed or not.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm |
  145. Taylor

    I think privacy matters. Some stranger shouldn't be aloud to touch you. If the bomber is willing to kill himself to bomb a plane, he'd probably swallow the bomb. A pat down STILL couldn't detect a bomb. What happened to the good old X-rays and metal detectors? The goverment has crossed the line this time.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  146. Andrina

    I think if there's a terrorist attack going on with fly shipments that we should get checked when we go on the plane no matter how annoying it is at least the goverment is doing there job and making sure people are being safe.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm |
  147. jessika

    There is not really a right or wrong answer about this people have there own privacy which should stay private but we also dont want any more undrewear bombs going off

    November 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm |
  148. Garrett/Dylan

    We think it's write and wrong ,but there are no reasons for violence.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm |
  149. Jill

    I think that many people don't want their privacy invated because they might have something that they dont want others to know about, but yet, many people's safety is more important than one person's privacy.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:20 pm |
  150. Sam

    I think that it is a good idea to put safety first, but i still think that there should be ba line that they can't cross.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm |
  151. tosha

    i think it is ok to go threw somebodys stuff or put them threw a machince to see if they have metel or any harmful things but i dont think you should be able to give somebody an x-ray just so they can board their plane

    November 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm |
  152. Sam

    I think that its better to stay safe. How would you fell if someone invaded you privacy but to make you safe. I think they should still be a line of privacy that shouldn't be crossed 🙂

    November 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  153. Scotty

    I'm against the scanning, It's invading their PRIVACY.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:37 pm |
  154. spencer

    who cares about privacy if we don't have anything bad we're goodto go and no one will bother us.we can spare a couple min.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm |
  155. tyler

    I think that the security measures should be put into affect because it makes air travel much safer. But on the other hand, if you don't want to be x-rayed, there is always standard search procedures as an alternative

    November 16, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  156. alexis

    you should be able to wrap your presents and take them on the plane it is not like your sell bomb for the holidays

    November 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  157. Alec

    I think it's a good idea to have the security system because then innocent people won't be hurt.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:12 pm |
  158. Annabelle

    I do believe that safety come first, and we want to protect people from dangerous things like bombs, but we have to also consider people's privacy. Nobody likes having a scan of their bodies at an airport, they don't even like it at a doctor's office.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm |
  159. Dylan

    My privacy is an issue but safety comes first i believe that safety is more important than privacy and the people from the airports have a right for wgat they are doing.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm |
  160. Dylan

    My privacy is an issue but safety comes first i believe that safety is more important than privacy and the people from the airports have a right for what they are doing.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  161. Joseph

    I think they still need to search you and your items but they do not need to go to the extent where they are invading your privacy.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  162. Raela

    when you do this you are only making it hard for the people who do the right thing and do not break the law which makes it a better idea to drive a car which can lead to gas prices rising, and the economy doing a lot worse than it's usual getting better every year.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
  163. Ana

    For me i think that it could really go either way. We all deserve our privacy but on the other hand we need to do what's safest for us and our country...even if it may take us a few extra minutes in the process.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:53 pm |
  164. Sterling

    Safety comes first! We don't want another 9/11 so security should be able to look for anything suspisous. It's only for the U.S.A's protection. Also IF people have a problem with that than just drive.

    November 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  165. Jon

    Safety comes first for our nation. I am a future Marine and want to serve our country. Everyone can make that choice, but everyone should still do their part to help keep our country safe.

    November 16, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  166. Klaidi

    I too travel a lot with my family and I think it would be better because many people have to wait because there are delays due to security.

    November 16, 2010 at 4:04 pm |
  167. Josie

    I think having a tough security is a good thing because nobody wants to get on a plane with the risk of being near a bomber...that would be a bummer. 😦

    November 16, 2010 at 4:04 pm |
  168. molly

    I think it is a bad idea.I would rather run to another country

    November 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  169. Marie

    I think they should have some privacy but mostly safety we dont want anything bad to go on the plane (:

    November 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
  170. hope

    I would rather have safe in a airplane then no safety, I think privacy should be a issue to people because some people may be shy about their bodys. I still think there should be a certain line for privacy and safety because I need your privacy and you need yours but i rather just a patt down and right now we just half to wait. 🙂

    November 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm |
  171. Hunter

    For now, this is a good idea, for the bombers of Yamen might have started a national panic. But if 10 years from now we still have these kinds of secruity measures, I think then I would be angry about it. In ten years, we should've made a less personal scaning devise

    November 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm |
  172. Cecilia

    i would not like people going through my cargo but i would say i would rather stay safe than to have a boom in someones underwear blow up. but like i said to have some people i dont know going through my clothing and other cargo would it just not be rite.

    November 16, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
  173. Taylor

    You CAN only go so far, but honestly, I would rather be safe and privacy invaded than dead. I think that this is one of the only ways they can stop things like people hiding bombs or things that could kill someone, in their clothes. ( that may sound funny but it's true!) they just shouldn't take it TOO far. Honestly, seeing x-ray through someone is better than just x-ray through clothing, because you wouldn't normally see all the "other stuff" that you would see with just seeing through clothing.

    November 16, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  174. WILLIAM

    Benjamin Franklin said words to the effect: Those who are willing to give up their liberties and freedoms for temporary peace and safety deserve neither peace nor safety! Who ELECTED the TSA and under what constitutional authority does the TSA have to basically take away U.S. Citizen's 4th Amendment Rights? More UN-ELECTED bureaucrats making law!

    November 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  175. Konrad

    I think that safety of people that are on the planes is more important even.

    November 16, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  176. Anna

    I think it's not your privacy, its your saftey that counts. Would you rather have to go through security or be killed by bombs? I think the point people are trying to get across is that the dont think it's resonable for others to go through personal items even though they are just doing their jobs. I agree with having to go through security, just not scanning every item you own.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  177. Hayley

    I believe that you can never have enough security. I'd rather be safe while flying a plane, regardless of what they do. Think about it: would you rather be inspected or get bombed on a plane? One of my biggest phobias are planes, and I'd rather just be safe. I think the U.S is making the right choice and using higher security. Way to go!

    November 16, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  178. emily

    i think it should be safe

    November 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  179. Mariah

    I think that if the poilce at airports should be touching in private area and I think thats is wrong because they destory your saftey because you will feel violated

    November 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  180. Ahmir and Katy

    We believe that it is an invasion of privacy. There should not be anything that evasive that can check your body. I will think again about travelling by airplane.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  181. Jacob

    I would rather be safe than sorry. Because it could be a bomber or someone with weapons. So I would rather be safe.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  182. Ethan

    The phrase, "Better safe then sorry" really comes into play here. At least the guards are not striping the people down. Do you want a bomb on a plane? If not, then this is the best way to fly.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  183. makayla

    There is no wrong or right answer they should not feel, nor see any private spots on our bodies its wrong. I once went through a machine that sees through your clothes so it feels gross and then you feel embarrassed and then its over, although it might not feel good.Its 90% safer than not seeing anything at all. I'd rather go through a metal detector or nothing at all.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  184. Brenden

    I would let them check my bag. I know i did'nt do anything so why not? i don't want to hop on a plane with a bomb thats going to explode right where i am.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  185. Mai

    The safety of the passengers should always come first, and it's not like going to share your these photos with anyone or post them anywhere.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  186. Theresa

    I believe safety is very important but i think the TSA is going to far with this. It is an invasion of privacy. I think the TSA should find a better solution to the problems then invading everyone privacy. I know they are trying to think about safety but you also have to think about people's right including a persons privacy.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  187. Sebastian

    I'd rather be safe then sorry, privacy isn't such a big deal for most people

    November 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  188. molly

    I understand privacy, and I agree the x-ray is a little extreme, but do we really want another 9-11? Because if we're not careful that's what we'd get.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  189. Jack&Saywer

    I think that the people should vote on it, beacuse I wouldn't security officals looking throufg my stuff.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  190. Benji

    I think that although safety is a major issue, x-rays and feel-downs are too invasive. Feel-downs can make someone uncomfortable, and an x-ray should be performed using lead screens to prevent damage to, well, reproductive organs.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  191. Lana

    I don't care what they do the only reason i wouldn't like it would be because I would feel crowded. However if they get the job done good and fast then hey who cares. However, the security is good it also slows the process down and can make you miss your flight.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
  192. Lauren

    I think think that both safety and privacy are important for different reasons. But, safety is more important to me than privacy. Because I would like to continue to live, and love my life with little harm. People may not like being poked around in certain areas, but they use security to keep everyone safe in airports.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  193. Slava

    I think that they should check people in every airport because people might eventually blow up a plane. I actually like this idea.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  194. Elise

    I think it is an invasion of privacy. They shouldn't be able to look at you like that, I think they should stick to the old walk throught detectors.

    November 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm |
  195. Slava

    I think that they should check people in every airport because people might eventually blow up a plane and might kill people like in 2000. But at the same time it is bad for people to go through all your stuff in case if there is personal stuff.

    November 16, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  196. Barbara

    I believe that you should give up some of your rights (like of privacy) for things like saftey. This is what the famous John Locke believed and I think it applies here.

    November 16, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  197. lilliang

    I would rather be safe. My friends mom works at an airport she says they aren't that bad. If they cross the line privacy would be my choice. "Whats the differnce?" I ask. Privacy shoudn't be a prob. if you want to be safe.

    November 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm |
  198. halie

    I think it is invading your space, but if you think about it, it makes sense. They do it just to keep your safe. I would rather have my privacy invaded then to not be safe!

    November 16, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  199. Lorelei

    I think security beats privacy by a long shot! The x-rays don't even reveal too much. If you have a problem with it, ask yourself this: Would you rather be x-rayed......or dead?

    November 16, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  200. Paul

    I think safety comes before privacy since planes can be really scary.

    November 16, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  201. Austin

    This question is a rising topic in the modern day of airplane traveling. We know from the 9/11 hijackers to the shoe and underwear bombers that reaching airline security is a complete beneficiary to the people aboard the plane as well as the nation. New technologies are being developed, the body screener for one of them, to help make the passengers screening easy and hassle free. Those who object to a screening will be receiving a body pat-down to search any objects that may cause a disturbance airborn. Critically, the security of the American people comes first, and terrorism on planes is a key way to attack our nation. By going through the scanner or receiving a pat down regardless, it is to be affiliated with reaching the full security of our nation. If it is not comfortable to you to do any of the listed, then you don't have to ride the plane. It is a responsibility,just like you have to pay taxes, you have to go through airport security.

    November 16, 2010 at 6:38 pm |
  202. Corbett

    These days there is a fine line between safety and privacy in airports these days. I think we're on teetering on it at this point. We all want to know we're safe on planes, but we want our privacy. With all that's going on, I think we should all be happy that the TSA is taking our safety so seriously.

    November 16, 2010 at 6:45 pm |
  203. mello

    I think it's a good idea because it is way more effective than a simple metal detector or cheaking your things and people keep saying on the news that " Well, I don't want it because people can see your face". The picture is blured out when the people look at it.

    November 16, 2010 at 6:48 pm |
  204. sarah

    I think they should just ship it in the mail and then go on a plane to go see there family and friends.

    November 16, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
  205. julia

    I think that if you wanna be safe you have to do what ever it takes to make sure you and your family is safe so i would rather be safe. It is only a little bit of your privacy being uncovered so who cares????

    November 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm |
  206. Kinsey

    i think it is good because i want to be safe!!!!!
    Be Safe

    November 16, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  207. Lexie

    I think that it's for the safety of the airport... because in our society we always need to care about the safety of others because if we didn't a lot of chaos would be going on...

    November 16, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  208. Jasmine

    I think is safe cause they can see through you and see if you have any weapons:)

    November 16, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
  209. Samme

    In my opinion, metal detectors are out of date. Since airport security was tightened after 9/11, terrorists devised more discreet methods of sneaking on weapons, like the Christmas underwear bomber. While privacy may be an American right, is it really worth risking the safety of American lives to protect that?

    November 16, 2010 at 7:11 pm |
  210. Matthew

    I would go with both because you need your privacy and it could be easier to go through

    November 16, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  211. briana

    i would want to be safe and not end up in a plan dead from an excplosion sooo i would rather have my saftey invaded then know that im not safe because what if you were on a plan and someone had a bomb in there shoe but they didnt care if they died (suicidel bomb) which is wrong you should always want to be safe then sorry no matter what !!!!!!! BE SAFE

    November 16, 2010 at 7:24 pm |
  212. Erin

    I think that it is agood idea that we have that kind of sercurity. We don't want a replay of a underwear bomb. Would you rather have people hurt or your privacy invaded?

    November 16, 2010 at 7:24 pm |
  213. Paige

    I think that people need to think about safety. They are trying to make us all safe. Privacy is not a concern when they are trying to keep as safe while flying. Would you rather not have them see anything of yours and have someone have a gun or a bomb with them. Then your safety would be in concern.

    November 16, 2010 at 7:31 pm |
  214. briana

    i would want to be safe and not end up in a plan dead from an explosion sooo i would rather have my privacy envaded then know that my safety is at risk .....safety comes before privacy and u always do whats right ...safety is my life and i want my life more than anything in the world soo privacy shouldnt be a problem ..would u go to a total stranger and show ur privacy NO but if u dont know them but there keeping u safe then yes it shouldnt be a problem

    November 16, 2010 at 7:31 pm |
  215. Coleman

    I think that people should be happy that our country is trying to protect us from terrosist.

    November 16, 2010 at 7:44 pm |
  216. Tammy

    I think that showing visual images of what you usually have covered is a violation of privacy why cant they just use heat detectors.

    November 16, 2010 at 7:59 pm |
  217. Alyssa

    I think both are a violation of privacy, but they are needed because we don't want the plane exploding or something ike 9/11 hapining.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:03 pm |
  218. Sylvia

    I believe that there should be some privacy involved, but people should not make a huge deal about it. If you have nothing to hide, why should you resist? In the long run, the safety of passengers is a higher priority than one persons' privacy.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:03 pm |
  219. krystal

    my mom used to travel alot and they didnt have a full body scan and you had to be checked by a officer.at least they have a have a scanner i think its better than being checked by a officer

    November 16, 2010 at 8:04 pm |
  220. Rucely

    I would rather be safe, privacy shouldn't be an issue to people if they want to be safe.........And they should be strict about traveling of what happend to the twin towers

    November 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  221. Joshua

    I think that only if the people look suspicious that they should be searched. If they are holding a package and they are bended over it then you should search them.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm |
  222. Mikayla

    I think it should at least have a door . what if next they go through all your luggage ? I cant even emagine what will come next .

    November 16, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  223. Eva

    I think what they are doing affects people's privacy and to do a full body check is not a good thing. I think that a person's privacy is very important.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:10 pm |
  224. Nicolina

    I think safty and privacy are both important. But if I was getting a scan or a pat down, I would choose privacy over safty. If people have a promblem with privacy, than just drive or take a boat.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:10 pm |
  225. Will

    I think it's sorta fair. As long as they don't check the middle, it's fine with me.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:10 pm |
  226. McKenzie

    I think that is smart so it is a lack or privacy but it is for our own safety and plus people do wear underwear bombs

    November 16, 2010 at 8:11 pm |
  227. Nicolina

    I would choose safty over privacy. it's important to be safe but some people care more about privacy than safty. if they are uncomfortable, drive or take a boat.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:15 pm |
  228. kira

    i would have to be on the privacy side. you don't know what could be in their bags or other appliances! i just think the old security check was good the way it was. no need to change it.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:17 pm |
  229. Jenna

    I think safety in airplanes is a big matter, and some people might need to give up privacy in order to keep themselves and others safe safe. Although this is important, there are lines that airport security shouldn't cross.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  230. destiny

    let the people have privacy people are just going to have to find another way

    November 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  231. Zoey

    I think that people should stop complaining about ha ving their privacy in airline safety. Would they rather be blown-up in a terrorist attack, or have to got through an x-ray machine? I know I would rather go through an x-ray machine. Yes there is a line that shouldnt be crossed, but I think they should be pretty srtict on airline safety procuders.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  232. Eric

    I'm going both ways too. I'd like to have security because you don't know when a terrorist will try to attack and the metal detector will obviously stop it. But privacy would be nice to because I don't like it when they search your bags for no reason.
    Im sure they'll do what's best.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  233. Mary

    I'd have to say security. They do invade your privacy, but they do it for a good reason.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:31 pm |
  234. Emma

    Even though all they are trying to do is make everything safer, sometimes they just won't think about maybe how YOU feel about them doing this kind of thing. Although, it is important that we are safe. And if this becomes too much of a problem, then I'm sure that there are many ways to find a compromise. I guess what I would be saying is, is that I think that they should make sure we are safe, but if possible, not to cross the line.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  235. Claudia

    Security should most definitely come first. Most of you should remember 9/11, right? Well, do you want that to happen again? I think not. Seriously, folks, I'd rather be frisked whenever I travel by air than be blown up. You may say, "Sure, it's all good!", but then you are blown out of the sky by a pipe bomb. American soldiers are fighting and dying for our freedom, and you can't even give up your shoes for a minute to help ensure that millions of lives aren't lost? Now that is selfish. If you don't want to be scanned by a metal detector, take a car. If you need a reason to give your purse to the guy with the TSA badge, look up "names of 9/11 victims" on google. Over 3,000 reasons right there.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  236. Ben

    I think air ports should use the full body scaners on adults but not on kids plus for adults better safe then sorry.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  237. Silvia

    I think that it's okay to invade privacy if you want yourself to be safe.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:12 pm |
  238. Ben

    I think airports should use full body scanners but not on kids for adults better safe then sorry.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  239. Fiona

    I’m too modest for a thing like that. Who in the world would want people they don’t even know to see their under wear. Well I know I wouldn't want any one to see that at the age of 11. Besides they can still see the bomb in a regular medal detector can't they? Wile I understand safety wouldn't that just make us go by car? Then they don’t check us in our own car .So a terrorist could easily go to Florida from New York and have a great big bomb in the back seat and run into a building when the bomb explodes.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
  240. joshua

    i think just beacause one conutry attackes america we alll shouldn't have to do things where we feel stupid and unsafe

    November 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm |
  241. J.R.

    I would want to be safe on a plane. Privacy should'nt be the reason they dont put that in because saftey is the main reason they are doing this. It will take a while but people will get used to it.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm |
  242. Jumpingjinx

    Although safety is important I would say that privacy is also important. The TSA should find a more private way to detect bombs and so on.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:26 pm |
  243. Freddy

    I would rather be safe than having my privacy. Tthe bad guys are getting smarter and more desperate and that means the one guy who sneaks through could be the one that wants to do terrible things to people and America.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:34 pm |
  244. Samantha

    Being safe is very important. I would rather be late to my destination than be killed by a terrorist attack. The government has the right to search you. Plus, you should be okay will them searching you because you have nothing to hide unless your a terrorist.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:50 pm |
  245. Kalea

    I think they should've kept it the way it was they new security thing is to personal, and wierd

    November 16, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  246. Victoria

    Just go with the metal detectors. I know safety can be a big issue, but it's been working for a while now. Plus, some people are worried about radiation. Some scientists say that "the backscatter technology, [the full-body scan], emits small doses of x-ray radiation." (CNN Marnie Hunter) It's an invasion of privacy, too. Really, I think metal detectors do the job just as well as the full body scans. There's no need.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  247. Crystal

    I think it is a great idea.Because people will be safer, they will also fill a lot better flying on a plane and not worrying about being bombed.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  248. Trae

    I think it can be used for especially safety reasons. i would rather be seen naked than to get blown up on an airplane. There are terrorist out there, and are trying to shatter America. So i think it is a good way for safety.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  249. Jordyn

    I would rather be subjected to a little humiliation than lose my life. If someone does not wish to be scanned, then they will get a pat down. If they don't want a pat down, then they can be scanned. If you don't want either, then you don't get on the plane Simple. An image is just an image, they are not using them for anything else other than security. While, yes, a pat down is a little more personal, I would rather have my space invaded a little bit (and have other peoples' invaded too) than for the airports to not properly search people. After what happened with the twin towers, we SHOULD up the standards even more!

    November 16, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  250. Daniel

    I understand why some people are concerned for their civil right, but I think they need to ask themselves the bigger question – which is more important, protecting our whole nation or our own personal comfort for a few minutes?

    November 16, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  251. Hannah

    People should not complain about their privacy being invaded, it is for their own safety and good. Terrorists are learning how to work around the metal detectors. Our country is not capable of having another "9/11".

    November 16, 2010 at 11:03 pm |
  252. Jacob

    Whoever will risk their life just because they don't want to go through a simple x-ray are just downright stupid. Better safe then sorry!

    November 16, 2010 at 11:09 pm |
  253. Alana

    Of course everyone including me wants safer traveling but I would rather not have strangers in airports look at my un-clothed body. I don't think any of us would...

    November 16, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  254. Rachel

    I say that we should accept the privacy regulations. After all if it means life or death would you rather live or die? To me that's all there is to it.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:37 pm |
  255. kevin

    I think they should come up with something else besides a full body scan. a full body scan is to much of an invasion of privacy.I have gone to the airport lots of times and it just takes to long.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:21 am |
  256. andrew

    i think its not invading your privacy and its manditory secuirty, so do you want bombs on your flight ?, but i guess people might feel real serious about invasion of their own privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:21 am |
  257. Taegyu

    I think privacy is way better. would you just stand there if people looked through your cloth just to see for a metal object or a spray???
    This is not supposed to happen in my point of view.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:48 am |
  258. Taegyu

    I think we should do scans. I've seen how the security did it and it was no big deal. It showed spots where there is metal. Besides, would you chose to take a scan or get responsible for 50,000 or more deaths.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:52 am |
  259. Taegyu

    I think that it is better to check our bodies through a scan.
    Don't you remember what happened to the twin towers?
    Its that or privacy. What would you chose?

    November 17, 2010 at 1:01 am |
  260. Page

    I admit that it is a slight invasion of privacy, but if it means that a random man taking the same flight as me will have the bomb he's smuggling confiscated from him, then I am okay with extra security.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:19 am |
  261. Dustin

    I think that the TSA is doing there job and need to be more accurate on what people put in there luggage and need to put full body scans on small airlines that go to rural communities in any state, but they shouldn't pick and choose who they check that's just racist they should do a full body scan on all people and including employees of the airline.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:19 am |
  262. Seth

    Safety comes first in everything, not privacy. All you kids who think privacy comes first, think twice. Safety is better than privacy. What if you have a bomb in your shirt? Wouldn't you NOT want to die? Safety should be the number one rule in the world. You have rights. You decide.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:44 am |
  263. TJ

    IT IS OUR PRVACY AND OUR SAFETY
    BUT PEOPLE DON'T LIKE PEOPLE LOOKING AT THRE
    BODY. BUT ALSO WE NEED SAFETY.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:18 am |
  264. Cailyn

    Privacy is important but... if you cant deal with it there will be a big prob. So as safe as it can be just try to work out your problems

    November 17, 2010 at 7:23 am |
  265. Mikaela

    I will be going on a plane this Christmas to New York, I think that this full body scan they are using is to much of an invasion of privacy. Although I want to know the plane I will be getting on is safe.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:47 am |
  266. kaleb

    thats just stupid. imagen if you and your kid go on a trip on a plane
    if you just bought a christmas present for your kid and didn't want them to see it and they scan it. That could...

    A. Break the present

    B. show the kid what it is

    Or c. if it's for another kid of yours they will start to bicker and fight.

    so........

    November 17, 2010 at 7:50 am |
  267. Linda

    Nothing can be more important than our lives. Although invasion of privacy may not sound pleasant, I think it's worthwhile enough to give up our privacy to save our lives. However anyway I hope they will come up with some other ways to prevent dangers in airplane as soon as possible.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:55 am |
  268. Monisha

    We all have our privacy rights, but when peoples lives are at stake, we have to be willing to compromise. It's for the greater good of the american people.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:16 am |
  269. Marcos

    I think you have to respect peoples privacy. Its okay to do a backround check and other things as long as security does not take it too far.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:37 am |
  270. Steven

    I feel that this is totally against peoples right to privacy. The TSA already has enough security without having to use these machines. Its like walking nake dhrough security.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:43 am |
  271. Caroline

    I think the safer the better like last holiday season when that bomber went on a plane we don't want that to happen again. But they should just swipe you with a metal detector instead of looking threw your personal items.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:43 am |
  272. Bekki

    I think that being safe on planes is important but i think that they could come up with a better way to make sure every one is safe

    November 17, 2010 at 8:45 am |
  273. emily

    i think that it that it will be safe, but at the same time it is invating all of your privicy. when your on the plan it is very important to have safty rules and a plan just in case you crash.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:54 am |
  274. jamie

    i would rather someone be too thurough then not thurough enough. there are peoples lives at hand after all. i mean what if there was a person with a bomb on your plane? what would u do then?

    November 17, 2010 at 8:55 am |
  275. Brea...

    I think safety comes first. If you are worried about your privacy then don’t have anything with you that need to be private. I would rather know I’m safe then worry about someone having a bomb or something because they didn’t want anyone looking at their things.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  276. Dan

    I agree with those that feel that most on planes would want everyone screened as tightly as possible, except of course themselves...:)

    November 17, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  277. Will

    I think the TSA is just protecting us from failed security scans that happened before. It's best that they do their job and hopefully correctly. I side on safety.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  278. danny

    I think that what they r doin is fine, for the time being because they cant afford to have another 911 scene.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:19 am |
  279. Anonymous

    I think that safety is really important and making air travel safer but privacy and are writes are still important.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:23 am |
  280. Jazmin

    I think that safety always comes first, even before privacy. I would rather be safe on a plane and in no danger, then not have the certain procedures performed by security and not know whether or not there is a dangerous explosive, etc. on the plane.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  281. Julie

    I think they should check people down because some people can do bad things and sometimes get away with it so the time is defenitly worth it

    November 17, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  282. Gage

    In my opinion, I'd rather go through a scanner or get patted down then risk getting blown up on a plane.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:32 am |
  283. Kaitlyn

    I rather be safe, privacy shouldn't matter, its the protection of the citizens. I rather be safe than sorry.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:35 am |
  284. Carmen

    I would rather have my privacy invaded to keep myself safe rather than be harmed for not taking proper safety precautions.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:40 am |
  285. kaleb

    i dont think they should be abe to just take any1 they want outta the line and search them, this could be considerd rape in a way if a young ladie is pulled off the line and searched by a male!!! i think thats completly stupid for thm to b able to do that!!

    November 17, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  286. Bella

    Better safe than sorry.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  287. Levi

    i think if its for my own safety then yes i do agree with this but it is a privacy issue to some people but if you dont have anything to hide then it should be fine

    November 17, 2010 at 9:43 am |
  288. eli

    i think that it is an invade of your privacy but that is what keeps everybody safe on the plane. The terrorists are using younger and older people to set the bombs on. So if the the security thoroughly checks every passenger then that gives them better chances to catch somebody with a bomb.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:43 am |
  289. Sierra

    I think people should be searched but I don't think they should be invading people's privacy as much as they are. I don't think government should be getting into peoples privacy without a specific reason.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  290. haylie

    I would want to b safe but they can search us just not like any full body searches because thats kinda not right and their invading our privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  291. Jessica

    I think safety is far more important than privacy. It's good to check people to make sure they have nothing that could hurt other people, but there's a limit. People can only take so much of something. They should come up with a better way to check people instead of invading there privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  292. Nick

    These searches should definitely be reconsidered. The TSA needs to find a new method of searching because if thousands of people are refusing to use airlines because of privacy concerns, these airlines will loose a high percentage of money in a short amount of time.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:45 am |
  293. Jackson

    I believe in safety and privacy equally over this thanksgiving cause alot of people will be traveling and have good security before boarding a plane

    November 17, 2010 at 9:45 am |
  294. Shane

    I believe that the air port can do what they want because they want there planes to be safe and not have any bomb or anything on them so they do not have the problem terrorist on their planes

    November 17, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  295. Steele

    i think that the full body scan is too much of an invasion of privacy. They just need to find smarter ways to make security better without invading peoples personal privacy. Its just not right

    November 17, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  296. Clarissa

    Personally, I think we need to keep the security in the united states. I can understand searching packages, but when it comes to x-raying a person. for example a type 1 diabetic who wares a pump, I can see them getting into major trouble for having something to keep them healthy. I don't like people digging into my personal affairs.

    Yes not all people can be trusted but, there are those out there that can be trusted. Just saying, don't panic just because, they are trying to keep people safe, they just do need to dig that far.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  297. Cody

    I believe that the TSA has the right to do what they are doing, in order to keep the United States safe they have to be able to do what is necessary, therefore scanning every single person that goes to the airport is a must. If we were to only check those who look suspicious, what would we do about those individuals who would take advantage of that and just "act normal" in a matter of speaking.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  298. Ellie

    Privacy is important, however if you don't have anything to hide in the first place what's the big deal?

    November 17, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  299. Joey

    I would rather be safe than blown up in a fiery plane crash of doom, so people should just chill out and learn to deal with it, knowing it's for the good of everybody that these measures are being taken.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  300. Kyle

    I think security should always be the priority. I'd rather have good security than be gone forever!

    November 17, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  301. TaYlOr

    I believe that security is an important thing to have, but when it comes down to it, the TSA needs to understand what is too much of an invasion of privacy. They need to have boundaries of how far they can enter someones personal life. Otherwise, this is not a free country and we need to abandon that phrase.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  302. zak

    I think that safety is more important then privacy, i would rather be alive and be able to control my privacy then dead and not be able to.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  303. Emily

    If people are so concerned about privacy then don't fly, don't travel, sit at home and watch Student News. Honestly, I can't believe people are more concerned about the fact that a TRAINED official is seeing their security scan image. There are bigger issues such as a bomb exploding on an airplane or another terrorist attack on US soil. Can we grow up and get over it? Be concerned about something real not something so trivial as this security scan.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:26 am |
  304. Thomas

    I think that its a good thing to check people becasue when I am on board I want to be safe.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:26 am |
  305. Mrianna

    Honestly both are important but I think its not a matter of just taking the precaution of safety that makes the difference because anybody can make anything happen. If they truly want it too happen they'll make it happen no matter what no device is going to change that it may slow it down but it wont stop it! Also if you think about it whose really in control of the plane.... the pilots they have the control of the plane, one slip and everyone can be gone so your never truly safe. I think this is more of an invasion of privacy that shouldn't be tolerated honestly they don't have a right to do a full body scan where you can see everything.That's pushing it too far they definitely need to find a new way to do safety!

    November 17, 2010 at 10:29 am |
  306. Jeremy

    Having your privacy shouldn't be more important than having your life. Those that are against it should rethink about how many terrorist problems there will be, and have already been.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:32 am |
  307. Azaylea

    I think Thats ivading others people privacy... But in another way its a saftey idea i think both ways is good... They should also like make a judgement and see what other people... and if people don't like it choose somthing else...

    November 17, 2010 at 10:33 am |
  308. Madyson

    The things I've alwas thought of for safety and privacy is I think privacy is great and safety is too, beacuse people need privacy and alone time, and we also need safety well to keep you and your surroundings safe.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:33 am |
  309. Elizabeth

    i think that its ok to check your stuff but not every thing some things can be personal........................................

    November 17, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  310. Azaylea

    I think Thats ivading others people privacy... But in another way its a saftey idea i think both ways its good... They should also like make a judgement and see what other people think... and if people don't like it choose somthing else...

    November 17, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  311. Kurt

    The new rules and regulations put in place by the TSA are a wonderful addition to airport security. Although some may believe it's an invasion of privacy, I'd rather feel safe and secure on my airplane flights.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:35 am |
  312. Melinda

    I think that the scanner is a good idea, because you never know if someone is trying to sneak something in. If people are concerned about it then why don't they just receive the pat down?

    November 17, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  313. Dalton

    I think the TSA new rules and regulations are more than good there great!

    November 17, 2010 at 10:37 am |
  314. Bryant

    I feel that they should have safe searching so that everyone on the plane knows that they are safe on the plane and everyone has been searched.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:38 am |
  315. Melinda

    If we don't do the scanner how do we insure everyone's safety??? there could be a guy that would look fine and like a good citizen and he has a gun? What if some possible way he got in because they didn't have something to check him all the way through? we can't afford that one slim chance i think.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  316. Sierra

    I think this was smart thinking.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  317. Andrew

    I would feel more comfortable on a plane knowing that everyone on board has been scanned, along with all of their luggage.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  318. Lauren

    More safety is way more important to me than privacy. I don't think people should have a problem with it unless they have something to hide.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:43 am |
  319. sidney

    I think yes but no, because saftey is good for the way the economy is. But no because the ways they actually want to keep people safe, i mean keep people safe but in an appropriate manner.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  320. Phish

    Many like to claim that security measures, such as the body scan, are an upfront invasion of privacy - the fact is, people are expecting the TSA to pluck out terrorists from other patrons out of sheer luck. We need heavy security to stay safe. Anyone unwilling to go through security must understand that air travel is a service provided to us. We're not entitled to it.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  321. TaYlOr

    If these people are allowed to take full body scans of us and are able to see our private parts with that then there shouldn't be a problem with people sending bad pictures of themselves with their phone because everyone can see everyone's body with the scan as well!

    November 17, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  322. Ani

    Not only do these machines invade your privacy, but they also use radiation. What if you are a frequent traveler, and have to fly once a week for work? That's 52 times a year that you are exposed to radiation. It gets stuck in your spinal cord and may cause cancer...So are these machines really for your safety if u can get cancer from them?

    November 17, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  323. Tiffinie

    I personally believe that safety is more important than comfort. If it’s that big of a deal to some people, don't fly. If it truly bothers you that much, drive or travel by train. Flight isn't the only form of transportation. When taking in the consideration of people who experienced 9/11 first-hand, i see nothing wrong with extra security. Sure, it's annoying, but i would rather be safe than sorry.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  324. Anonymous

    I would rather be safe than sorry, but you should not push the privacy limits. I think it's wrong to invade that much personal space but then again I think it's the safe thing to do. I would rather have everyone protected than something happen to all of the people involved.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  325. skyler

    i think it is good. after 9/11, i think the y have the right to do the full body scan. it is for everybodys safty. its better to be safe then sorry!

    November 17, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  326. Dustin

    I would totally rather be safe than keep my privacy but there should be a limit to how far they can go against our privacy just to make us safe.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  327. Erik

    Being inconvenienced is completely worth having a sense of peace. I have no reason why I cannot just plan my travel accordingly, and not stress out if it takes more time to get where I am going.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  328. myles

    i think security because you rather have your stuff not looked at than getting everyone checked and secured what if they don't check anyone and someone happens to have bombs on them by the time people figure it out many will die. SO what do you prefer your privacy or many dyeing.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  329. preonah

    i think that it is a great idea to check people.I think it will be a a great way to keep people safe i rather get searched then to be hurt by someone with a weapon. And i think that i rather be safe than endanger .So i think they should keep searching people how they are now for everybodies saftey

    November 17, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  330. jaron

    it all depends on how you look at it and at the constitution

    November 17, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  331. Keven

    I think they should check us for safety because you never know who might do something dangerous. Like if someones going to bomb the place. But still I don't want people digging in my bag and stuff. So both

    November 17, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  332. Rhesa

    I'll go with safety because what if a person had something in their pocket and it might be a gun and then the person starts to shoot up the place?If you are in that kind of problem, a police officer should check their pockets.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  333. Jahiree

    I think both are good . Because I want to be safe and still have my privacy . Someone could come somewhere with a gun on them in their pocket.
    So we should come up with a way we can have our safety and privacy.
    But please continue.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  334. savannah

    privacy and security are both really important but i would go for security without security nobody in this world could really be safe so yes security is a big thing in the united states of america.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  335. Nick

    I think that there should be more security and people should be less worried about their privacy. If they don't want to be invaded then they should stay away from the airports and not travel anywhere.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  336. Edward

    I have nothing to hid if people want to check me for anything dangerous go ahead as long as it could stop and possible attack

    November 17, 2010 at 11:58 am |
  337. Catie

    I care more about my safety, than my privacy. I feel the body checks/body scanner are necessary because you never know what people carry with them these days. I'd rather not be taken down in a plane, or help up at gun point, or even have a bomb threat because of bad security. I'd like to be able to travel and be safe, than travel and be injured/die.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:59 am |
  338. Adam

    I dont feel like there is anything wrong with the wand and its not necessary to switch; why fix something when its not broken?

    November 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
  339. heather

    I think that safety comes way more then privacy. But it would be very weird to me if i had to.But i would rather live then be just scanned by something then die because i didnt want them to scan ppl!!!!!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
  340. Lyndsey.

    I think that safety should be the first thing anyone worries about, on a plane or not. Safety first! For being on a plane, you should expectational be kept safe. What would you do if someone brought a bomb on the plane? you would be scared. I hope. So that's where the safety comes in. Airplane security should be strong so stuff like that doesn't happen. Deal with out not having privacy for a certain time period. I would rather be safe that not have enough privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
  341. DDK

    I feel that the security could be an invasion of privacy. Because if someone said something or suspected something about me and after they got done searching me and it wasn't true i would feel that they invaded my privacy while it wasn't needed.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
  342. David

    We are entitled to privacy but are we entitled to search other people. With these standards put on the airport, there should be no problem with the guards being searched by passengers because it only seems fair. The new technology puts a whole new meaning on safety compared to abuse of power. I think the government is trying to make themselves appear like they are actually making progress but they are just abusing their power of authority.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
  343. roberto

    i think it is an invation of privacy because the people serching ure luggage will be looking a stuff that they dont need to look at

    November 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  344. Jessica

    I stand with security. I would rather be safer when flying, I don't really care about my privacy. I would rather have someone look at me through a full body scanner, naked, even though I still have my clothes on, than have someone blow up the plane. If people want to be safe, than the privacy thing shouldn't be an issue at all. There are hundreds of people on a plane, none of them need to be put at risk just because of one person not being right. Some people might be a little self-conscious about this extra security but get over it, would you rather die?

    November 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  345. tamara

    i feel that air lines are right they need more safety, the reason they need more safety is because of the terrisom.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  346. Isabelle

    I say if we all say safe, then I will be fine. But if we are not safe, I will not be fine. So I prefer they do what is best for the people og the United States.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
  347. Amanda

    I am with both

    November 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
  348. Madi

    I'd much rather have to do the full body scan then have somebody who wasnt checked properly on the plane and not be safe

    November 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
  349. Claudia

    They have a right. Think about it. Would you rather have a bomb on the plane you are on or would you rather have a full body x-ray? Safety is more important than privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
  350. Gabby

    I think the airport has a right to check your whole body because you should have nothing to hide. If you think its an invasion of privacy but you have nothing to hide, It won't matter. I just think that the airport should have the right to make sure everyone is safe.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  351. Tori

    I am with both because people can just get on the planes and hurt many people but on the other hand they should just to be safe. =)

    November 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  352. Cierra

    I think the airports should be aloud to search people because you never know where people hide things anywhere around you and especially on an airplane you could endanger peoples live's .

    November 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  353. Jose

    I think that you would rather have your safety than privacy because if u get hurt your gonna be in a hospital and they will probably check you for weapons anyway.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  354. Jordan

    I think that is ok for them to check but it is kinda violating privacy because it is like someone going in your through your room and checking your closet.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  355. Brandon

    I think they should only check them if they look like they might have something on them. Other than that, I think that it is an invasion of privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
  356. Kyle

    Well, I am on security I don't care if they strip me but privacy is meant for diaries.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
  357. Keily

    Its not very private and I think they should have the a bomb detecter or something like that.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm |
  358. Sierra

    I think the TSA shouldn't do that because it invaids the privacy of others and it is just wrong

    November 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm |
  359. lexi

    I would rather be safe than there being a chance of me being hurt by someone.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm |
  360. Kyle

    hi carl
    i love security

    November 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  361. Michael

    I think safety and privacy but safety would be more important because if you get blown up you would have no purpose for your own privacy because your dead(passed away).

    November 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  362. Central Jr. High

    Our class couldn’t agree on a group decision. Two-thirds of our class thought that privacy was very important. They thought that the TSA should find different ways to check for things, so that it is not such an invasion of privacy. The other third of our class thought that no matter what, safety mattered first before privacy!

    November 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm |
  363. trevor

    well it's for are safety because if bomers got on a plaine they could blow alot of people up is it is for are saftey

    November 17, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  364. Cassie

    Privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:54 pm |
  365. Abby

    I think that there needs to be more security because they're starting to make more bombs out of plastic and different things so it's not just one bomb out of metal. A lot of people could put a bomb into a printer or whatever. I would rather give up my privacy rather than my safety because we don't need another incident like 9-11!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  366. deja

    I think that safety is more important than privacy. Hey it's not like the whole world can see it! I think that being seen in my underwear is a fair price to pay for my life. think about it: do you want to be seen in your undies or be blown up?

    November 17, 2010 at 1:12 pm |
  367. Dravyn

    i think that it is smart because i dont want to die id rather have my privacy invaded by a long shot

    November 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm |
  368. Spencer

    I think that the safety comes first. So if your at an airport you need to get checked for wepons ext.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  369. Willie

    I would rather be safe, it is a confidential body scan, and it is going to make airports and planes much safer.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm |
  370. Jessica

    safty is a number one thing we need to remember so i think that the csa should have the right to invade our privacy for safety reasons

    November 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm |
  371. Maddie

    You should always respect privacy but if you want everyone that is traveling to be safe then you should do whatever you have to do to keep everyone safe.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm |
  372. Benji

    I think that the new security systems that they have are a good thing. It is a good thing because it helps detect any kind of terroist thing that will go on, and id rather get my body scanned then get killed in an airplane by a terroist.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  373. Lucas

    I think safety comes first. But if they check me in the wrong area i think privacy comes first. The x-ray scanner though is invasion of privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  374. Meghan

    they have the right idea about this and some people are taking it to seriously. its understandable that others can be uncomfortable i would be to, but come on it's the future of security.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  375. Abby

    I don't know I'm kinda in the middle I wouldn't want people to invade my privacy but I wouldn't want to die on a plane

    November 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm |
  376. Ernest

    I think safety is great, but personal space is much better. I don't want to go on vacation to feel violated, I want to go to have fun and relax.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm |
  377. Ashley

    Being safe is obviously good but I wouldn't want to be searched to an extreme. If I had to get strip searched I would freak out. Other than that its not like they are touching you with the thing.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm |
  378. Derek

    I believe that its an invasion of privacy and that there are plenty of other ways to check people for weapon, or drugs, if they need to do that for a specific person who they suspect, then by all means.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm |
  379. Nick

    It is a little bit overboard for the full body scan, but people shouldn't be worried unless they have something to hide.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm |
  380. Chris

    I'd rather be safe than dead. Privacy should not matter. If people want to fly than they have to accepted the weight and being surched. When I fly I want to know that I'm safe and not in harms way.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm |
  381. Ryan

    I think that all airports should have these security system because we can never be to safe with are air traval. and if people don't like it then either drive or find another way of trasportasion.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  382. Peyton

    Your just going through a thing that only airport staff can see. It is not like they will go out and post that photo on the internet. So, it is a double finger toss up between the problem.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm |
  383. tony

    i would rather be safe then sorry. so everybody should be checked so that they don't have anything and peopel can get to their destination safly.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm |
  384. Maddy99686

    I would rather have safety than privacy, but there should be a line that they shouldn't be able to cross when it comes to your privacy. Like the full body x-ray which they shouldn't use because if everyone knew that they had full body x-rays that would make a lot of people feel uncomfortable. That would make the airlines lose business because people would not want to fly or go through security.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm |
  385. Jeremy

    The (TSA) should try to find a way to balance out privacy and security.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  386. Nikki

    I don't think that they should be able to do that, unless they have a reason to, otherwise it is just an invasion of privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  387. Katelyn

    It's definitely safety.I think everyone is a lot happier sitting next to a person that they know is clean,then someone that could try and put something to kill you in you backpack.Also I'm pretty sure the TSA isn't showing everyone the scan they did to make sure your clean.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  388. santo

    I think it's better to be safe than sorry. Yes, it might be uncomfortable, but if it keeps airlines safe, then it's totally worth it. I'd rather be alive and uncomfortable than dead becuase someone didn't go through security. If this saves lives, even just one, then it is definitely worth a little loss of privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  389. Ashley

    I dont know I'm in the middle i don't want anyone to invade my privacy but i don't want anyone to get hurt

    November 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm |
  390. Alex

    The TSA has to realize that there is a line between safety and privacy. They have to get it in the middle for comfort.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm |
  391. mike

    id like to be safe as well as many other people but the airlines need to think about the peoples rights as well. i mean i like the metal detector test better because it was really accurate as well as the X-ray

    November 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  392. Macie

    The TSA is just trying to give us good security but they are invading everyones privicy if they can find a secure way to keep us safe without invading our privicy every one will be happy

    November 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm |
  393. brenden

    I think the air port scan thing is very gross but I rather not die I also prefer my privacy more

    November 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  394. anne

    securety is nice to have but so is nowing tht we're safe...hope ya'll have a happy holidays!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  395. brianna

    I don't really think having people you don't even know looking at you in the x-ray machine is a good thing. After the "Under wear bomber." I just think that the workers at the airport are just tired of it. So maybe they've decided that it's time for an upgrade.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
  396. Cody

    I think that the full body detector is over rated and if none of these crazy people would bring bombs on planes it wounld'nt need to be so invading.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm |
  397. Sam

    I think that people should just calm down. I would rather get my body checked that get killed on a plane

    November 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm |
  398. Tiffany

    I think its very smart to finally get something to see whats going on and make sure that the person getting on the plane has no weapons on them. I would rather enjoy my plane ride without getting killed. We all had to go through 9/11, we all saw what happened. Lets not let it happen again.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm |
  399. Bert

    People who give up their liberty for security deserve neither! Thinking that there is a terrorist on every plane is fear mongering by the government to make us willingly give up our freedom. When will the taking away of our freedom’s end? The government can listen to every phone conversation we make and every text we send, in the name of safety, and now the government wants’ us to give up more of our privacy so we will think we can be safe. What is next? Will the government install cameras and microphones in our homes so they can track us and know what we do and say in the name of security? People have gone to war and died to defend our freedoms, and now we want to throw them away in the name of security. I am strongly for people keeping their privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm |
  400. Sam

    The people going crazy over the new rule of checking in airports need to take a chill pill. Would you rather get you body checked or get killed on a plane. Come on people it is not a hard choice to make. Just get checked and get on the plane. Hey if you do this a least you know you will be safer.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm |
  401. Devin

    I think that it shouldn't be a problem to take at least a bit of time out of your day to ENSURE that you can live on. When it comes to Security vs. Privacy, I vote security. I'd rather use a few minutes to be checked out for being a threat, than waste a lifetime due to failed security.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm |
  402. Emma

    I think that people need to get a hold of themselves and think of whats ahead of them. Would you rather be dead from a terrorist or alive but kind of grossed out? THe security guard is the olny one that will see the x-ray and you will probably never se him again.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  403. Kayne

    I think that the full body checks aren't that big of a deal. i would way rather have someone check me than have the chance of someone hurting me or anyone else on the plane. Think about it. Would you rather have the chance of something or someone hurting you, or would you rather just get a quick full-body scan and get to where you are going. If you feel violated, just remember, you are not the only one, and it is always better safe than sorry.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  404. Klarissa

    I think that it is safer the way they have it now than before. It does invade privacy BUT i would rather live than die because of this.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
  405. Hallie

    People need to grow up.It is not that bad to go threw a little security stuff. Its your and other peoples safety at risk! Besides there is worse imbarasing stuff than THAT!!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:10 pm |
  406. Emily

    I think that people should deal with it. i would rather be alive than be dead from a terrorist's bomb because they didn't go though security. Grow up people!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm |
  407. Amber

    I 100% agree with it !! People, dontcha think it better than a( PAT DOWN!)

    November 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm |
  408. jamey

    I think people should get over it unless they wanna die because someone could have a bomb and if you wanna live GET OVER IT!!! And i am 100% on the safty side!!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
  409. Angel

    I don't like people PATTING ME DOWN...the security wouldn't be that bad but it is still invading my privacy and someone will be looking at it.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm |
  410. Hunter

    I agree with the security x-Ray and that you should be searched and completely safe other than getting blown up by a bomb on a plane.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  411. Corrin

    Really walking threw a x-ray is not hard at all THE U.S PEOPLE ARE TO WHINY

    November 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  412. Conner

    ummmmmmmmm.................I LIKE SECURITY
    thank you God Bless

    November 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm |
  413. Mr.Keeney

    This is pathetic everyone needs to get over it. Someday you are going to be forced to do it so why fight it now?

    November 17, 2010 at 3:28 pm |
  414. Amber

    The safer the better!!!!!!!! How would feel if you were on a plane with a bomb this Christmas?????? You would porbaly never get to see your family again!!!!!! Suck it up poeple.... And get over it!!!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm |
  415. Shvitz

    PRIVACY your prob if you get on a plane with a bad guy

    November 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  416. Olivia

    I AM ALL FOR PRIVACY!!!I thinks its rediculous about all of it on the news.No one wants any one to see them go through security by an x-Ray. That is so GROSE!!!!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
  417. Charles

    I think that this is perfictly fine but the human body scanner is a step to far.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:34 pm |
  418. Kira

    I would rather be safe. I mean, I understand that privacy is the best policy, but being safe is better than having privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
  419. Derek

    i don't think its a good idea to check for bombs

    November 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm |
  420. christie

    i think that it would be better to be safe than people complain about being scanned because if we get another terrorist it would be safer to get chcked than let our whole country be in trouble or the hands of a terrorist.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm |
  421. audrie

    i think you can only go so far because you don't want to upset people by getting way to far into there privacy, but you also want to be safe on a plane but there should be better ways to check a flight.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
  422. christie

    if people are worried about their privacy maybe they have something to hide!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm |
  423. Mason

    I think you should have your privacy but at the same time the one person you dont check will cost many peoples lives.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm |
  424. Amy

    i think people should be safe! When they go see there family if they live in a different state or something like that.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm |
  425. Megan

    I think that the TSA is right. The airlines need safety so people can feel safe when they go on the airplane.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  426. Sydney

    Safety first...because i wouldn't want to get on a plane if someone had an explosive or weapon..i think they should check the people they think look suspicious extra good..because they never know the security system could have something wrong with it and not show it..

    November 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  427. Alex

    TSA does have a right to be checking for dangerous activity, but some people are right with the fact that personal privacy is important to some people. The most reasonable solution is to either use a portable metal detector and wave it over people, or just drop everything and look for a new idea all together. Just because safety is a must, it's just as important as keeping people reassured that they can have their privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
  428. Beyli

    I would rather be safe, but i do think they should find more efficient ways of checking people without them feeling violated.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm |
  429. brian

    i agree that safety is very important but privacy must be respected

    November 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
  430. Abi

    I understand that privacy is important to others but i personally want to be safe.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  431. davedle

    safety is the only key to happynies we should be safe to keep everyone we care about safe and our country

    November 17, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  432. gabe

    safety first, privacy later. you never know when somone is carring a bomb.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  433. brandon

    i think it is a good idea who wants a bomb going off durring your vacation

    November 17, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  434. davedle

    i'm with both there might be a bomb but i don't want stranger who i never met before going through my porsinal beloing just use a metal detector

    November 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  435. Ethan

    Okay, I know that security is important and all, but what if they say that a memento is too dangerous to take on a plane? Like what if the person who made the memento never made anything like it ever again? If they take it, they always get rid of the confiscated things. That would make me feel sad.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  436. davedle

    i'm with both there might be a bomb but i don't want stranger who i never met before going through my porsinal beloing just use a metal detector.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  437. damion

    I think was good to do because you don't know has a weapon and who does not.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  438. iesha

    why they do that because that not right to that oh ok bad one safety come know with safety hurt someone can did not safety use that not nice cannot your if someone hurt look be by for old can just some which not hurt to look knew can a because with his never does is not by as sometime of our the his can be why your there hurt same can nice not hurt use did in the can be your or each cannot they your look knew which can be was not get hurt

    November 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  439. Abby

    I definately stand for safety. If you think that you can't trust the TSA, then I have to say, you can't trust anyone. They aren't doing this specifically to look at your stuff and dig into your privacy, they are looking through everyone's things, making sure that YOU are safe when you next fly. How would you feel, if you voted privacy first, and then, another attack similar to that of the Twin Towers occurred. I know you wouldn't feel good, because I wouldn't. Safety, in my mind always comes first, because you never know who's the bad guy.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  440. Abegale

    Privacy is important, but so is safety.Would you rather be on a plane with a bomber, or have your privacy safe.

    I VOTE SECURITY

    November 17, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  441. chelsea

    safety all the way. i rather have my life then my privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  442. Lauren

    The Constitution as well as the 9th Amendment grants that we citizens have a right to privacy. The full body scanners and pat-downs completely violates this right. If someone is truly determined to bring a harmful device onto an airplane, no full body scan or pat-down will stop them. We need safety, but the TSA is crossing a major line in the rights of the American people.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  443. Crystal

    Satey is more importent but i do enjoy my privce

    November 17, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  444. Evan

    I think that Privacy and Security dont really matter. I would be ok if only your luggage and yourself get on board the plane

    November 17, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  445. Nyanika

    Honestly, I believe it is a privacy concern. You never know who is behind looking at your picture.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  446. latane

    i would rather be safe to

    November 17, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  447. Arora

    People think it becomes a privacy issue if you have something to hide. No, it's not. It's the same as somebody seeing you completly nude. I would feel uncomfortable; having a random stranger looking at a picture of you with no clothes...

    November 17, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  448. Nora

    I think the TSA should check people thoroughly because this is a matter of safety. If some people feel that it's invading their privacy, well, that's too bad, but I'm sure most people would rather be checked than die.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm |
  449. Cassandra

    I think of safety as protection.
    But we don't feel protected when are privacy is invaded.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  450. Allie

    I think it is a safer way to travel because you never know who has a bomb with them, But I also think privacy is important also.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm |
  451. ivan

    i think safety is important but they to find ways to check people and luggage without being unconfortable or violated. safety is always the first priority then privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  452. Katie

    i would rather be safe but they could do it in a different way than so they're not invading you privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  453. Kyra

    I think there must be another way. I want my privacy just like everyone else.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  454. Mia

    I think that it's important for everyone to have a great amount of safety when they are on the planes. If somebody "bad" was on, there would be no way to get off of the plane if they tried to do something illegal.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
  455. Stacia

    I think that yes, we do need our privacy in a lot of ways. The TSA would not do this full body scan if they had no reason to. Until we show them that they can trust us they must continue. We are a united nation and weather people like it or not, there are crazy people out there who will make people, like the TSA, not trust us anymore.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  456. kyle

    I think its wrong to look at people`s stuff because they could have an expensive gift and the body scaner is wrong cause it show your body they should just left it the way it was but change one thing instead of many things

    November 17, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
  457. cassie

    I think privacy is important to us.But,they should just do the search not the x-ray scan!!!!!! It,s just that it goes into our privacy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    People will stop travling by ariplane if this doesn,t stop

    November 17, 2010 at 6:56 pm |
  458. Bartholmule

    Privacy is just as important as security, but if i had to choose it would probably pick security. Yes you can have privacy, but you wont feel as safe if you don't have security. Its like having a house with closed blinds, but having all the doors unlocked.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:56 pm |
  459. beth

    i think it tricky but cool.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm |
  460. Hana

    I think it would be better to be safe.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  461. Seth

    I think that people should check us, but it's a huge invasion of privacy. I think they should just go back to the feeling the pocets and metal detectors so they cant actually see if theres something in their pocets thats private.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
  462. sarah

    its a good thing that there doing it but its also its there privicy and there just taking it to far

    November 17, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  463. alucard

    we need privacy i dont want people to know where im going. d=

    November 17, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  464. ashley

    i think that i have safety because i be more safety because of the crazy thing people do.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  465. kayla

    i would rather have no privacy than be daed by a suicidle bomber! people are crazy if they think it is an invasion of their privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  466. kayla

    I think saftyey should always be first before getting on any international air line and it isn't an invasion of anybody privacy it is for your own good:) !

    November 17, 2010 at 7:36 pm |
  467. Spencer

    I think thats a invation of privacy and thats just wrong. You should be able to get on a plane and not have them to scan what you have. I also think thats good because what if there was a bomber on that plane they would do a scan and then everything would be back to normal.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  468. Makayla

    I am on both sides because First thing that comes is safty for everyone but into privacy like gifts clothes and bags ia little to much .Of course what happen about the cargo plain and the printer was a bit scary so thay need to bump up the full body scan and find a way to scan the gifts.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm |
  469. Emani

    I think it is violation of your privacy but I understand they dont want bombsor differren weapons on there plane

    November 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  470. Jaycie

    In my opinion, being ran through security at the airport, is definitely appropriate for the situation. I know that some people may think of it as an invasion of personal privacy, but after the tragic episode, 9-11, it has come to the attention of others, just how dangerous it is when flying on an airplane. Knowing that people have to be checked before flying, is just reassuring the other passengers; this way, everyone can (hopefully) enjoy their flight.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  471. Britt

    I think this violates privaleges of privacy. It is secure but they could find another way to make it that secure with all of that technology.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  472. Megan

    I think that they should only cheek non-Americans who look like they could be terrorists and they should cheek there criminal record to see if they are capable of bringing a bomb on the plane. They shouldn't cheek the average American. I would hate it if I got cheeked and they invaded my privacy.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:08 pm |
  473. Sean

    I think they should not check that way they should use metal detectors instead.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
  474. Alex

    i think it would be kind of a privacy issue but it is also a security thing i would rather have to do that than get on a plane with a person that has a hidden bomb.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
  475. Kevin

    I'm not completely against the searches, but you never no if someone is searching you or just touching you.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  476. Kelly

    I tink you need your privice but your life is way more important !!!!
    🙂

    November 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm |
  477. Malcolm

    Well, I'd like to keep my privacy, but I'm quite sure that people's lives are more important than my discomfort, and I think others should think so, too. It's like having to choose between being stark naked in the halls at school or having the school (with everyone in it) being blown to bits. Which one would you choose?

    November 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm |
  478. Lexie

    I think that it would be safer getting on a plane knowing that everybody was checked for bombs and stuff. But privacy is an important thing to have to. Most people like privacy 🙂

    November 17, 2010 at 8:38 pm |
  479. Brieanne

    i think that for your safety they should do it but no for your privacy

    November 17, 2010 at 8:41 pm |
  480. Michael

    I think it's a good reason and also a bad one. It would make people feel uncomfortable but it will also save peoples lives if there was a actual bomb.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:45 pm |
  481. Jenna

    I think that you shouldnt be allowed to wrap your gifts if you're going on a plane. There could be bombs and other explosoves in the pacages and if they didnt check there could be a serious risk of a bomb going off in your plane and killing several people and possibly yourself.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  482. Yasmin

    I think it is a good idea to do that. I would rather be safer than sorry.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  483. Jade

    Some people are VERY self-concious. It just isn't right to full-body-chek them=(. Privacy should come first.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  484. Tori

    def safety like the quote rather be safe then sorry not i rather have privicy then be sorry

    November 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm |
  485. Briana

    I think safety is better, because without safety life would be very dangerous. More bombers and killers could be loose. But with privacy your personal info will be more secretive for you. YOU + SAFETY = a better, safer, easier life!

    November 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
  486. Madison

    We should just use the metel detectors like we are used too. Someone who is most likely to carry a bomb on a plane, is it usealy made of metal?

    November 17, 2010 at 9:23 pm |
  487. Hudson

    The government is just trying to keep us safe, but there has to be a boundry between invading personal rights and security

    November 17, 2010 at 9:30 pm |
  488. Anastasia

    I think SAFETY as a way to protect us ...
    Well i also think that privacy is important to everyone
    so i chose both SAFETY and PRIVACY....

    November 17, 2010 at 9:40 pm |
  489. Jesse

    I think that saftey is a good thing and yagh you might have to be patted down and get a full body scan but if you are not hiding annything then who cares. if nothing els i think that they shouled just do the scans during holidays and buesy travling times through out the year. I know if i was going to be on an airplane i wouled feel safer if i knew there was no way that the plain was going to gett taken over but just beacaus a few people dont want to give up a little privacy for more sacuredy which is just how it works then lives WILL be pute in to danger and besides who is to say that the people who are wanting to get rid of the sacuredy plan in airports are not terrists thim selves.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:43 pm |
  490. Ben

    I think that trading security for privacy has gone a little too far. Very intimate frisking and having machines that are capable of storing and sending pictures of full naked bodies seem intruding and almost unconstitutional. There should be a line drawn between what is done for security reasons, and what is downright wrong.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:44 pm |
  491. Jesse

    if the detition was left up to me to either keep the new body scanners or go back to the old way things were done i wouled have so keep the new full body scaners beacaus if you think about it obviously the old way just wasnt good enough becaus people were still finding ways to sneek things on to the plains but while the new plan has been being used not one succesfull atempt has eavin come close to making it on to the plain....

    November 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
  492. Jimmy

    even though it may invade our privacy, but its better then being bombed at 40,000 ft.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  493. kendall

    this is a invation of privacy. i think they should use medel detechters

    November 17, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  494. jesse

    air port sacuredy is important beacaus there are a tramindas amount of people travling through the air ports at all time and in thoes crowds of people are terrists and anny of thoes terrists couled have a bomb and couled be riding on the same flight as you so why would you not want them to get caught???why wouled you wrather get rid of the new sacuredy program alowing thim to have a better chance of making it on to the plain which they intind to blow up???owe yagh becaus people dont want to get checked out them selves....

    November 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  495. Alexis

    You never know what people are carrying with them and one little mistake with out checking them, its trouble. I think it isn't invading privacy because its for a good reason to keep everyone safe!

    November 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  496. zane

    i prefer to be alive and i like my privacy but frankly id rather be alive then dead because nobody stepped up security

    November 17, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  497. Zach

    I think it is an invasion of privacy but I would rather have my privacy invaded and keep the safety of myself and others.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  498. Zachary

    I would rather have some privacy invaded and be safe. You never know when that one person could be a bomber

    November 17, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  499. Leo

    I thin its a fair idea that they should put you through the test and if anything is wrong just scan them

    November 17, 2010 at 11:12 pm |
  500. Ethan

    Although that privacy may and always will be important, safety is much more so. I believe that when peoples privacy has been invaded, they feel insecure, and this could lead to problems. But if I were to choose over my saftey or my privacy, I would choose my safety all the time 100%. If the TSA had another safe idea that could keep people feeling secure, I would love to see it.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:23 am |
  501. Cullen

    I think they should come up with another way to do this it doesn't give you privacy but it's safer because then your'e not risking a bomb getting on a plane.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:39 am |
  502. sooyeon

    We can enjoy more pleasant air travel with this new machines. Albeit there are some controversial problems on that machines it's better to take a risk for more safety.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:52 am |
  503. Arnold

    I think that I would rather be safe on a plane than having to be worried if someone has a gun or a bomb on board.

    November 18, 2010 at 3:43 am |
  504. Autumn

    I think that you should have privacy and you do not know all about the person that is do this

    November 18, 2010 at 6:23 am |
  505. Autumn

    if this dude is a werid boso then they wili know more than they need to

    November 18, 2010 at 6:25 am |
  506. iesha

    why people get hurt these day why people go to jail for why people take people money

    November 18, 2010 at 6:28 am |
  507. Lizzie

    I am fine with the new security things as long as they make America safer they know what they're doing so we should let them do their thing

    November 18, 2010 at 6:35 am |
  508. Prithivraj

    I agree with both. Yes we need to be safe from suicide bombers,etc. , but we also need to be able to have some extent on which of our "stuff" get searched. Could they not just use a metal detector. I trust in my society so I can sleep well. I dont want the same thing to go through my private stuff.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:19 am |
  509. Nathan

    I think that safety is definitely more important than privacy, but some privacy would be welcome.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:38 am |
  510. Amber

    I think that safety is a little more important than privacy but privacy is still important. They should just find another way to search people.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:21 am |
  511. gabe

    i think that people should stay safe. i dont care if they see anything because i just thhink as long as i have a safe ride to what ever place im going to im fine with anything else.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  512. SPENCER

    I know you have safety issues but keep those full body scans only IF you have a reason to scan THE WHOLE BODY other wise keep to the wand

    November 18, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  513. Bobby

    I vote privacy because I don't want to be exploited but i do see how they want to keep airports safe but people should have the rights to keep there privacy.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  514. Cole

    I think we should have both. We should step up scurity, but still have privacy. But still no matter what we do, there will still be a treat, even if a small one.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  515. Danny

    I think that it was right because of the fact that someone could have a bomb in their shoe or underwear. You do not want it to explode all of a sudden, so checking is necessary for the purposes of safety.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  516. Taylor

    Most people who think think that this is a bad idea really need to stop and think; would I rather have my privacy invaded or be dead. The airports are just trying to do the best for the travelers, and make us as safe as possible. You need to take extra precautions when it comes to the safety of civilians.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:30 am |
  517. Jordan

    I think I will go mostly with security but I also think privacy is important.
    I think security should use the scanner because it is not showing every little detail of the body. It only shows the important stuff. Privacy is good but I think security is the best right now.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:30 am |
  518. Molly

    I think that safety should come before privacy. Always. Think about it; the people who are not allowing passengers to be checked as thoroughly as possible are putting thousands of innocent lives in danger.
    Also, I don't think x-rays are that much of an invasion of privacy. They only show your bones and what you are carrying on you, right? So the average person's x-ray could be their skeleton and whatever they have in their pockets – their wallet, cell phone, ect. Looking at those things is not really invading their privacy.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  519. Corinne

    I think that security is a lot more important than privacy. Privacy is a luxury. If we have to strip down to our skivvies to keep the country safe, that's the way it is.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  520. Marissa

    I think that Security is more of a consern than privacy should be, Because would you like you privacy or your life, think about it i don't get why people are so worryied about their privacy if they have nothing to hide they shouldn't be worryied.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  521. Kayla

    I think that if you are going to go on a trip that people should have more safety because what if one person that is about to leave the country has a weapon. We would have to have safety for all the people who are also going out of the country. When it comes to situations like that safety should be first then privacy.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  522. Skyler

    i Think safety is very importanat but i dont think that it should be an invasion of privacy. People may think its safer but i dont think our privacy should be violated

    November 18, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  523. Monica

    I think that yes airports should keep the passengers safty in mind,but I also think that they can easly invad certin people's space,and it's like come on there is a difference between keeping us safe and crossing a line. Like don't be annoying. Just check us and move on.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  524. Austyn

    I think safety first. But you can't force people do to what they are doing! They may feel uncomforable and thats not what you want for them. And if it is then whoever came up with this is rude to invade peoples privacy!

    November 18, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  525. Cameron

    I think safty and privacy is important. The dudes that check other peoples stuff is only trying to make t he plane safer. Threfor I think it is alright to for the people to look through the stuff.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  526. Josh

    I think that a terrorist couldblow in a lane.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  527. Orrin

    I think it is all right for them to do this becasue they are doing it for your saftey.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  528. connor

    I think that there is no boundry between safety and privacy. If i was at an airport i would want to know that no one around me isn't a possible terrorist.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:32 am |
  529. makayla

    i think its alot safer because everyone on the plane is getting cecked out to see if there is a bomb or anything so i think its alot safer.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:33 am |
  530. jess

    I think its safer but it doese invade your privacy but sometimes it is necessary.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  531. Lance

    I think that it is important that they are trying to keep our country safe but at what cost betraying out privacy

    November 18, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  532. Jarren

    It is a safer way to travel because there could be a terrorist in the airport and by going into the security scanners, the security guards and officials can catch the terrorist. But I also think that people should have some privacy instead of strange security people touching you and looking at you when you don't want them to.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  533. Katrina

    Safety is very important but so is are privacy
    they want to help save lives but they are also violating our personal space.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  534. Aubrey

    i believe that the new security systems in the airports is a good thing because it will save the airport hassle with terrorists and fugitives and many other people trying to sneak things onto airplaines.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  535. Tanner

    Well, my opinion on this issue is that we should not be more concerned about our privacy than our safety. If we do not keep tight airport security than problems will come. I think it would be like another incident like September 11th. People will take advantage of us being to worried about our privacy. I think if you are really too worried about your privacy you should think about other travel options, or don't bring along things that are private to you.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  536. braden

    i think that all the pat downs in the ariports are invading privacy and i know that people want to be safe but the pat downs is a little overboard

    November 18, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  537. tyson

    well if you want to keep people safe the i would say security but thet can do it in different ways

    November 18, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  538. Tanner

    I think that safety definitely comes before privacy and I dont think that those people who think that the privacy is more important arent thinking about how mimportant other peoples lives are and that we need to keep this country more safe and I think that if you asked american citizens if they would rather have privacy or safety im positive that mos of them would say safety!

    November 18, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  539. Hannah

    When it comes to privacy and saftey, saftey should come first. You may not be a person carrying weapons or bombs onto a airplane, but would you want someone else doing it and getting away with it? Privacy should be important but why would you have something to hide when getting on/in any kind of transportation? The only reason for enhanced pat downs and imporved x-ray machiens is because people do care about our saftey. I think people should start taking that into consideration.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  540. jacob

    I believe that every person should be checked for any weapons or if they could be terroist, and take over a plane that could cause something like nine eleven

    November 18, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  541. Hayley

    I think it would be wrong for a person you don't know to search through your bag but I think it would be the best thing to do because what if someone tries to sneak a bomb or a gun on the plane. Privacy is very important to me but my safety is matters too.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  542. Alexa

    I would go with secruity. We do not want 9/11 happening again. There would be more war, when we need peace. I understand that people don't like the x-ray thing, but how would you feel if an underwear bomber was on your plane?

    November 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  543. Yves

    I think i would rather have saftey over privacy because i know you dont want your stuff all over the world but if you have nothing to hide then you would do it maybe you need to watch them destroy it and go into a different room when you have a patdown but i would rather have saftey because i travel alone alot and i feel alot safer when even i am getting searched it tells me that they will not let anybody go?

    November 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm |
  544. David

    I think when you travel is good but when they take it to far that just wrong i do not want a Images or a pictures of me on you tube that is just wrong i do not like it at all.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm |
  545. brendan

    i dont want to get looked at like that and if someone did kill every body your time comes when it comes

    November 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm |
  546. norvell

    I don't like the scanner because they will violate you life and business

    November 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm |
  547. mahdiah

    I think when you travel nobody don't need two know want you got something in your car its your privacy want you got in your car nobody else so don't no securitly scan to check want you got in your car.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm |
  548. norvell

    have the police to check them and to see they i have weapons are making bomb threat

    November 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  549. Riley

    I'm against this, if they just took a metal detector and swiped everyone it would be pretty much the same routine. it will find the knife, gun, bomb...etc whatever it is the terrorist has and they wont be going through everyone's clothes and invading their privacy. hopefully they know what is best and will do it.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  550. Nakia

    I think that we should have good security to check for terorrest, but i think that the full body scan is too far. i think that it's a violation of privicy and if i were to go through it I would feel really uncomfortable.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  551. Anonymous

    i think that they should check are bags, but not so much that they disturd are privacy, because that would be un-constitutional.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm |
  552. brandi

    i think that if it will save your life then just suck it up and do it...i would rather do the safty cheack than rather die

    November 18, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  553. Kobe

    I think that safety is more important then privacy you still want privicy but you also want safety.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  554. Kyle

    I dont really have a opinion on this because i dont go in airplanes that much im scared of heights but if i had to choose i would probably choose safety.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  555. ustin

    i think that it is not giving us anough privic but at the same time it is keeping us safe

    November 18, 2010 at 2:11 pm |
  556. Jordan

    i think it is a good thing to be checked before getting on a plane just so that you know other people are safe but i dont think the should invade your privacy.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:11 pm |
  557. Katie

    I think that it is a good idea to not have your privicy then to risk your life because, you never know ehn something might happen but i think that they should only througoholy check you when the is suspisious afctivity because its not right to voilate other peoples privicy.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:13 pm |
  558. JAKE

    I think they should take more caution when they do the checks if the person is looking fishing just pat them down or use one of the metal detectors. They could also take it to far. There are some boundries that a person has and they shouldnt be crossed!

    November 18, 2010 at 2:14 pm |
  559. Ayla

    I dont think that they should do this to us dude... I have to go on tour next month and if i have to get checked all over i'm gonna be ticked. I'll be even angrier if they damage any of my friend's drums or my stratocaster. They shouldn't check people like that.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  560. Alecxander

    I think that they sould try to get a better securty system because people are going to complain. I would be willing to go through the security system to make sure every one on the plane does not have any bombs or guns but it would feel a little embarising to me. But If that's all that we can do oh well we will have to get use to it. so wonce we get use to it we will be okay.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  561. jordan

    well the better the Security is, the safer you are. i would not like the new airport security ways, but if they cept me safe i would not mind.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  562. Tim

    I think that they should chek people like that bec you never know the person around you might be hideing somthing

    November 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm |
  563. Richard

    I believe that they should invent something that can search people
    without invading their privacy

    November 18, 2010 at 2:31 pm |
  564. Tim

    I think that they should cheek people like that because you never know the person around you might be hiding something

    November 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm |
  565. Skyler

    I think that if it was a life-or-death matter, I would choose to be scanned. I wouldn't necessarily feel comfortable, but I would rather be scanned than have my life and/or lives around me in danger with a potential bomber on the plane I am boarding.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm |
  566. JaMeY

    Ok think about it this way would you rather be dead or alive!!! Well i rather be alive and i think 90% of the rest of you would wanna be alive also!!My vote is cast to SAFETY 100%!!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  567. Brandon

    I understand that the airport's are trying to keep everybody safe but their is an extent on how to make sure people are safe like a metal detector, and a pat down. but i think that the way that the airports are doing it now is much faster than the way it has been.

    November 18, 2010 at 3:37 pm |
  568. Drew

    I am for both of the the privicy and the security because i want to be safe on the plane but i also would like to keep my privicy.

    November 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm |
  569. Elaine

    I like my privacy but if i had to choose that over my life i would definatly choose my life so, I think that they do have very good reasoning when they put these new rules into effect.

    November 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm |
  570. chantz

    i thinks it safe but they should really get into peoples stuff and take a photo thing or any like that casue i think its to personal

    November 18, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  571. Anonymous

    I think that it is not an invation of privacy, So if you are being checked the only reason that i see if a person would have a problem with it is if they have something to hide. It is way more important to be safe, so whoever has a problem with it needs to see that bombs have been brought on planes. also how would you feel if you said that it is an invation of privacy so they did not check anybody entering the plane and everone on that plane died becasue somebody was not checked and did have a bomb? I guess it is just something to think about.

    November 18, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  572. Tierney

    its not an invation of privacy at all if somebody on the plane was not checked and they killed everyone on that plane it would be a tradgity.

    November 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm |
  573. Misty

    I think that the security part is more important than privacy. I say this because people want to be able to feel safe on planes, a lot more people would probably go on planes when its safer. Also people with bombs and stuff like that wouldn't even try to go on planes with this type of security.

    November 18, 2010 at 3:53 pm |
  574. andrew

    well both are important so i think that safety because i would not like any of my passwords stolen or money stolen so YA NAAA BYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
  575. Jonathan

    I think that safety is more important than privacy

    November 18, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
  576. Richard

    The way I see it there are two options here.
    1. you give up you right of privacy and have the pad down or full body scan and get on the plane.
    2.You find some other way to travel.
    Flying is a luxury not a right so if you have a problem with it just don't fly.

    November 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm |
  577. Abby

    I believe that is is wrong for them to interigate us like. But on the other hand i want to feel safe on the plane and not feel like my life is at steak because I went against them searching me and the other passengers

    November 18, 2010 at 4:35 pm |
  578. Allison

    I would much rather have safety over privacy. Why would you worry about privacy unless you had something to hide? It's not really violating the fourth ammendentment...the search is reasonable. Why would you endanger lives several hundred feet up in the air?

    November 18, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  579. camille

    I think that both safty and privacy is very importent and we should try to put both of them together so eveyone will be happy

    November 18, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  580. Grace

    I think that if I wanted to get on a plane I wouldn't want to go through that. I want to be safe but there is a line that you shouldn't cross.

    November 18, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  581. Adam

    I think that security is more important. I mean, I'd rather have my life than to not because of my privacy. If they just let everybody go by without security imagine what would happen.

    November 18, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  582. Noelle

    I think that is an invasion of privacy but if it will keep us safe then Im all for it

    November 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  583. Alec

    I think its important to check for harmful items such as bombs illegal drugs ect. But can they find a better method other then inspecting every single thing with you.

    November 18, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  584. joseph

    i would like to have some privacy but also have some safety more than privacy because i rather not die than have some privacy

    November 18, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  585. Kara

    I really don't know wich one I want more: privacy or security. If I had to choose between them both it would be privacy 'cause I really don't want people (especialy men) to be looking at ... what I have on underneath my cloths. I think we should keep the security we have now. Just maybe upgrade it to were it detects weapons, explosives, and other harmful iteams as long as it doesn't show what poeple have on underneath their clothing.

    November 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  586. Matthew

    I think people shouldn't worry about privacy if it will keep them safe.

    November 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  587. aj

    i rather not die then get my privacy invaded

    November 18, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
  588. Lauren

    I think that safty is important but their going to far, i went on a flight recently and the pat-downs are just an invation of privacy. i know the have the security to keep us safe but seriously i dont see why they have to tutch us EVERYWHERE. The full-body scans are unnecesary i=unless they should have reason to think you are carrying a bomb.!

    November 18, 2010 at 6:06 pm |
  589. Alex

    I think that we shouldn't worry that much about it. travelers that have personal items with them could store it in the pocket of their jeans, or in a jacket. That way you can keep your personal items personal, and keep everyone safe at the same time.

    November 18, 2010 at 6:07 pm |
  590. Austin

    Safety is very important, but I believe the TSA just crossed the line of privacy. Perhaps they should go with a different approach?

    November 18, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  591. Jacob

    Well it really just comes down to would you rather be safe with the inspection or not so safe with no inspection...... I think we should take the inspection because you have to remember that this isn't something bad there doing it really is just more for our well being

    November 18, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  592. Natalyie

    people need privacy

    November 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  593. austin

    do you want to be blown up or take an x-ray. but what i do have a problem with is it increases cancer and people who ride every day WOW

    November 18, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  594. Lexie

    Well think about it. I would much rather give up me privacy for a whole.. what like 2 minutes tops, than risk my life. If thats all it takes for me and people around me to be safe than getting killed or injured then, hay, go for it! 🙂

    November 18, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  595. Bobert

    Safety is important, but I don think its appropriate for them to violate our privacy like that. They need to find a way to check us without looking at all that, With the tecnology today I think they should be able to accomplish that.

    November 18, 2010 at 6:48 pm |
  596. arshamaquisha

    Well yes it does mean that we will be safer but that is taking it a little too far... we do still need our privacy and there is nothing private about that....... AT ALL..... 🙂

    November 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  597. iesha

    money people talk go jail money can money your money get money ask money can money then money people because out why

    November 18, 2010 at 6:52 pm |
  598. Torrey

    Privacy is a huge deal, it is part of our constitution. No doubt safety is important too, but i think they have taken it a little to far.

    November 18, 2010 at 6:52 pm |
  599. Miranda

    I think that privacy is important. But I also wish to remain safe on my flights. But don't you think that people who feel invaded of their privacy may have something to hide..?

    November 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  600. Daniel

    I would love safety first but thier as to be a limit to safety they could look.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
  601. Nathan

    Every one wants privacy and that is fine i think the x ray scans that dont show anything that shouldnt be shown is ok because i would rather be safe and anyway you cant have privacy if you are not alive because a terrorist was not checked well enough. Safety is definatly first better safe than sorry.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:45 pm |
  602. Abby

    Okay. It is good for them to make sure that we are as safe as possible, but I have to say, there is a limit to what they can and can't look at.
    Another approach that I think that they could try would be:
    Have certain flights for those who won't be checked as thoroughly (but still check them well enough), so that if they stand for privacy, they won't be doing anything to those people concerned about security's safety.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:51 pm |
  603. Abby

    Everyone has an opinion, so let there be different flights for different people, depending on how thoroughly they'd like to be checked. Still checking these people well, allows everyone to have impact on only those with the same opinion on the matter as them.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
  604. Chloe

    I do think this doesn't give you much privacy, but I would rather have that then being in danger. I think these people are overreacting so much, if you are not carrying anything against the airport rules, then you have nothing to worry about, its not like they are saving the pictures of the full body scan.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:58 pm |
  605. Jacque

    I think it is an invasion of privacy but I toatly understand they want to keep us safe but I think they should just scan a metal detector over you but I think the airline will do whats best for the people flying this year and many to come. 😀

    November 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm |
  606. Jada

    I think safety. I would not want risk my life on a plane.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:01 pm |
  607. Sarah

    The issue isnt the people, its the cargo underneath the plane. We have already spotted more terror threats in the cargo area on the place in the past could months, not on people. Its a compleate invasion of privacy, they are taking it way to far

    November 18, 2010 at 8:02 pm |
  608. Sarah

    The issue isnt the people, its the cargo underneath the place. We have already spotted more terror treats in the past couple months from the cargo, not the people. Its a complete invasion of privacy and they are taking this way to far.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  609. Kathryn

    People should be thankful for this new sercurity because it could be them on the a plane with a hidden bomb. Privacy should still be respected.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  610. Valenator

    I know that airports need to have high security, but there is a point in which privacy and civil liberties come first. Also, aren't x-ray's harmful? A full body x-ray for people who travel for their job could get very sick from it. I think they should find alternatives.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm |
  611. patrick

    i am all for safety but what is happening with the searches cannot be allowed to continue- there must be some middle ground to preserve the dignity of the searchers and of those being searched.
    there have also been documented cases of copies of the full body scans being kept for far longer then they should be in some locations

    November 18, 2010 at 8:41 pm |
  612. Logan

    I think our airports just need to enforce the rules they already have better not make new ones.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  613. Keaton

    I think i have to go with both. The only reason is because security is trying to keep us safe so we will want to use the airline company again. The other reason is because if we are wanting to go see a family member, then you want to arrive alive!!!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  614. Dante

    I say,what are the airports thinking! A basic pat down should be enough.
    Why do people think we need to scan people! We scan enough stuff like baggage. Why in the world would the U.S. want to take it to the next
    level ?

    November 18, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  615. Ryan

    Safety is important but the TSA has no right to cross the line of privacy. People should have privacy where ever it is just cruel to see the TSA infade privacy the TSA should have a different policy then to infade privacy.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  616. Annie

    I think that privacy and security are both important but I think privacy is more important. The regular security system was perfeclty fine.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  617. Logan

    I think our airports just need to enforce the rules they already have better, not make new ones.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm |
  618. Nithin

    Safety is extremely important in airports- it is what makes the passengers feel safe. Without any safety, there would be more 9/11's. Though that is the case, privacy is extremely important as well. The TSA should think of another way to ensure both safety and privacy are not out of hand.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  619. Zaisha

    I've always thought that safety was one of the most important things but invading peoples privacy is very concerning.If the decision were up to me, I'd want to keep people safe but come to a solution to where the people can keep their dignity.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:00 pm |
  620. morgan

    i dont know if its uncostititonal its unamericane but if someone has as a bom in their beg its gona be bad so realy it all tepenses on the limits there going to

    November 18, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
  621. Megan

    I think that this invades our privacy and shouldn't be done. I know they are trying to make security better but invading privacy shouldn't be done! Try to make it better without all that !

    November 18, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  622. Sara

    I think it ok to check bags throw the scanning and when your right in front their to see want they are doing, but when they check it without your presence it going to overboard and they can steal your items!!

    November 18, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
  623. Dale

    I think it should be different for different for different types of people. for example, i think men should be examined throughly, women and children should be given a little bit more privacy be cause it is not nice to invade someones privacy.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  624. Parker

    I would rather have something check me for weapons then die because someone had a weapon. If you know you are clean, you shouldn't mind going through just so that you can prove you are right. Since I am clean, I wouldn't mind it, it might even be fun.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  625. Kirsten

    Well if you are talking about saving lives then the security should be worth it

    November 18, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  626. Gideon

    I agree with the stepped-up security measures. What with all of the terrorists that try to jepordize our transportation, you never can know. People should be glad about the new rules, because it only ensures their safety, not only the company's planes.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  627. aaron

    i think strangers should allow people to have there privacy

    November 18, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  628. Emily

    Since I fly at least twice a year, I understand why people are against the TSA searches. I think that the TSA should check everyone. It's better to be safe than sorry.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  629. Ashley

    I think that full body scans should only be used for people who beep through the regular scan. That way if the person has medal in their body origanally (Ex. medal hip) they won't have to have a full body pat down to make sure they are holding no bombs, which invades more privacy than a full body scan.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  630. Chau

    I think it's wrong to invade ppl's privacy

    November 18, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  631. Courtney

    I think safety is way more important than privacy. If you could save 300 people and just give a little bit of your privacy it would make a big difference. People need to give up a little of privacy to save the world.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  632. Maddi

    I think that instead of TSA officiers just going straight to the pat down, why dont they use the medal detecting wands first? Also, they say that they can't profile people, but who said that? I highly doubt that the 85 year old man with a replaced knee cap that TSA is giving an invassive pat down to is a terrorist.

    November 19, 2010 at 1:46 am |
  633. mary

    isn't there such thing as a backround check? i'm with both sicurity and privacy but i think that TSA is just being a little lazy on their part if they think that the old person they are giving the pat down to a bomb threat

    November 19, 2010 at 1:51 am |
  634. lamonisha

    Tis the world we live in. If you don’t want to give up some privacy for security, DRIVE instead of flying.

    We’d be fools to deny that the threat of terrorist is not still out there.

    However I STRONGLY believe that the government with the technology we have today SHOULD indeed be able to figure something else out besides Full Body (Visual) Scanners and Touchy Feely pat downs.

    November 19, 2010 at 5:24 am |
  635. Judy

    I would like to get some privacy, but I think I could sacrifice that for my life

    November 19, 2010 at 5:50 am |
  636. Judy

    In fact, maybe there should be more security. 🙂

    November 19, 2010 at 5:50 am |
  637. Ed

    Unfortunately, a few fanatics have caused this form of travel to have hyper security. Simply put, if you don't want checks- don't fly. We're not talking hurt feelings, but lives. Safety supercedes inconvenience. If you had to fly with checked or unchecked passengers, which would you choose?

    November 19, 2010 at 8:21 am |
  638. Alexus

    i believe the TSA has a right with this new security check but also they are invading our privacy which i find uncomfortable. The TSA should come up with a new approach for safety without invading ur privacy too much.

    November 19, 2010 at 9:22 am |
  639. Zach, Wesley, Matthew, Abbey, and Jessica

    The government has to have a search warrant to go through your house, so why does the government go through your stuff (in excess) at the airport?

    November 19, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  640. mackenzie

    i think that they are invading your privacy but, it is better to check the person than to put everyone else's life on the line

    November 19, 2010 at 9:48 am |
  641. luke

    both are important but i would rather get an x-ray than lose my life to a bad man on a plane

    November 19, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  642. Matthew

    People need privacy but at the same time you don't want a bomber on your plane. :(:)

    November 19, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  643. Nichole

    I do think it is important to keep our country safe and the people in it. If airlines were not doing very much to assure our saftey than we would be complaing that nothing is being done. But now that they are taking the steps to keep our saftey, that isnt good enough ethier. I think it is hard to please everybody. Yes some things can be considered invasion of privacy, but what if thats what it takes?

    November 19, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  644. peter

    i think that security is very important as long as it doesn't go to far. they shouldn't go to far as to seeing people completely naked. there could be perverts manning the scanner.

    November 19, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  645. nathan

    i think that people need to have privacy becues its there own buisnes

    November 19, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  646. kevin

    i think safety is more important cause you could go on a plane with no security and you could just blow up. they should have the machine becouse it could check you every where and medal detectors just detect medal. you could bring matches and they wouldent know.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  647. Abbey

    I think they should pat down people and if they find something then scan them, because most people would feel uncomfortable being scanned it and it is an invasion of privacy, but people should still be safe, so patting down is the best way to find out.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:05 am |
  648. Danny

    I think we need alot of safety but it is very rude to mess with someones privacy.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:05 am |
  649. Lanie

    People should have the right to their privacy, but they should still be patted down because people could come with dangerous weapons onto a plane. If the security find something suspicious they should scan them, but other wise not everyone looks innocent when they are.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  650. Eric

    I think this security in airports is not a good idea because people should have more privacy with their stuff and themselves. If this is still going to be in airports it should have more privacy.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  651. Sean

    I think that you need to realize that you value your life over your privacy. I mean would you rather live and get scanned then die due to not a good scanning machine. Ever since 9/11 we have had more and more security yet people have gotten through to put plenty of people in a life-threatening situation. The Metal detectors just don’t cut it. Also the random screening is pathetic. Either screen everyone or no one.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:07 am |
  652. Princess

    I think its all right for peoples safety but i also think their taking it to far with what their doing but i think its ok to try to keep other people safe.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:08 am |
  653. Riley

    i think it would be nice to not have that erie feeling that the planes gonna explode but think about the person that is getting searched

    November 19, 2010 at 10:08 am |
  654. Tiara

    i I have to go with safety because it’s not like just because you go through the x-ray machine every one will see you naked.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:08 am |
  655. maeve

    I think saftey and privacy are very important. But what they are doing is inapropriate and an invasion of privacy so I think they should use a different system for this.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  656. Matthew

    I would rather be x-rayed and be safe than not be x-rayed and be in danger

    November 19, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  657. elena

    Every body needs safety. I think the machine is a good, thou we were cloths for a reason we deserve privacy. People shouldn’t even bring any of that stuff anywhere. I think the regular scanners ones are fine. ;}

    November 19, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  658. Riley

    nasty they can figure out another way c'mon if they invent that nasty thing they can easily find a "cleaner way" to search people. what if a little kid asked you what that does to you how you explain that to him without tell hm anything nasty because you cant

    November 19, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  659. Abby

    I think there is a razor thin line between acceptable safety procedures and personal privacy violations and the TSA is getting very close to over stepping there power and violating our personal privacy. There should be guidelines issued by the government about how far is to far to protect the American people from privacy violations. The TSA is justified in this case but they have to be very careful. Safety is important and so is privacy.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  660. Rayven

    I think it's not appropriate.But I also think it's just keeping people safe.It will cause people to get hurt without these machines.I think its a safe way to keep people safe.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  661. carly

    I think that privacy is very important but if this is what has to be done to keep us safe it’s worth it. I would rather go through the machine than have a bomb stuck on a plane. If it would keep me safe I would do it, I think we are at a point in time where we almost have to do it to keep things safe.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  662. jack

    I think that they should provide more privacy at airports and they should just have metal detectors. But then again, the bombs don’t necessarily have to be metal. So a metal detector might not be the best idea. Maybe they should have an x-ray that is quick enough.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  663. Ashley

    I believe that safety comes before privacy. You may feel like your privacy is being invaded but it's necessary for us to be safe on planes. Would you rather have a bomber slip by or just go through a security check? I don't know about you but I would go through the security check even if it feels like an invasion of privacy.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:29 am |
  664. Paul

    I don't think people should be making security even worse than it is. I mean yeah there could be terrorists, but who can honestly say that there are ALWAYS terrorists in an airport? Nobody can and I don't think nobody ever will. Plus there's always racial discrimination, which some people (who can be really racist), will go out of they're rights and pull somebody out of line and question them and search them VERY closely. Ever see the movie Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo bay? If you have you would understand where I'm coming from. Well if you haven't, a airport security guard takes Kumar out of line to search him, saying it was a "Random security check.". Anyways, i don't think the security should get any tighter.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  665. Paige

    I am a teenage girl, so of course privacy is a must. But in this case, safety for myself and others around me is a priority that would definately come before privacy. Sometimes it's just one of those things where one person can ruin it for the whole group, and unfortunately, this is one of those things. We just need to deal with it and remember that human lives should be one of our top priorities, above our own privacy.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  666. Morgana

    I personally believe that anyone who feel their privacy is being violated should think about how they would feel if a terroist happened to be on their plane and and no security measures were taken to prevent it. There's a reason we have security in our airports. It's called your personal safety. If you feel like your privacy is being invaded, then I suggest driving. 🙂

    November 19, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  667. Connor

    Peoples privacy is being invaded but we wouldn't want another 9-11,would we?

    November 19, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  668. Carly

    I would want my privacy but I would rather want to be safe so nothing would happen, maybe they should find a different way to check someone, because people need there privacy.It's for your own safety.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  669. Caleb

    It is hard to pick which one is more important to me,but I think saftey for everybody on the plane and yourself is more important to me than my privacy.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  670. dakota

    this is why i do not go to airportes.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  671. Lazer

    i think that your stuff should be personal the airport should be ashame of them selves

    November 19, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  672. Emma

    I want my privicy but I think I would rather be safe the people checking are usually police.Plus you want to be safe if you traveling.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  673. nora

    I Think that is a good idea because I don't think you would want someone in the airport or plane having a weapon. To have that x-ray box , it would make me fill really safe:)

    November 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm |
  674. Nicholas

    I think it is a good idea because you won't have to worry about having someone on your plane that will kill everyone.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  675. annie

    i think this is a good idea. it's not like they're posting the pics online or showing them to people.plus, only one person is seeing them, and whoever that is is qualified by the airport. i'm sure that they wouldn't be doing the job just for that. its for our own good!

    November 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  676. max

    I think that safety comes before privacy.It would be stupid for hundreds of people to die because of privacy reasons.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  677. Jared

    I think I’d rather be safe as log as the x-ray person didn’t share anything because if there was a bomb on a plane you would die but if there was some one looking at you, you wouldn’t die so I’m about Safety

    November 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  678. nuala

    i think it is good. its just to make you safe and nobody is gonna see it, but i get why people dont like it. im with both

    November 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  679. kathryn

    I think that people should be safe but should have their privacy too. i mean i would not want to be on a plane with a bomb. so i'm with both but its like would you rather be safe or be seen by someone else? 🙂

    November 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  680. JAmes

    I think it is a to close, to the body. i would not like my body being showed to someone I do not know. IT IS NOT RIGHT

    November 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  681. Betsy

    I think they should just make the x-ray weaker. Make it just see your clothes and pockets, but keep our bodies secret. I know most people don't want some guy looking at your private parts (I know I don't) but lowering it down to that level doesn't cross the privacy line and still makes sure nobody has a bomb. After all, who wants another 9-11?

    November 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  682. Hannah

    I think that safety comes first. Would you rather be on a plane with bombs and explosives or be on a plane that is safely getting to your destination? I would rather be safe than sorry.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  683. jordan

    i think that it is kinda revealing to there body features, they should do what there doing but make it where it isn't so personal

    i mean you got to do what you got to do so none of your passengers get hurt !!!!!

    November 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  684. andrew

    I think that safety is the best way to go because it's not like the security person is going to remember your body image forever and make fun of it.
    The security man probably sees 500 people's images a day.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  685. johnnie

    I think it is smart to have these new detectors because there are people that would bring weapons or explosives on a plane. Then we would have to find as many ways for the other passengers to be safe on their plane ride

    November 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  686. Taya

    i think safety, because a plane could be bombed at any time, and people need to be protected from that type of stuff.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  687. Isabel

    I think that people should be safe, but also respect others privacy. But people are over reacting a little because they aren't just doing this to invade your privacy they are just doing it for your safety. i know i wouldn't want to be on a plane with a person with a bunch of WEAPONS!!!

    November 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  688. dashaun

    I think that It is wrong and nasty but it's safe so I guess it's ok.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:54 pm |
  689. Katie

    I'm for safety. I would feel sort of weird having them look at me but I don't want to be on a plane with some dude who's set on killing me and every one else on the plane. Probably only the the person who's running the machine will see the picture so I wont be publicly humiliated and I wont be died so thats a good thing.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
  690. Allison

    I'm with safety. Would you rather just take one little x-ray or be dead? I don't know about you, but I'd rather just take one little x-ray. But maybe the TSA could find another way of finding out if anyone is carrying a bomb?

    November 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
  691. kia

    i think that people are going a bit over board with all of this and it is not respectful to peoples privacy and they should have a right to say so. but at the same time i think that safety important and nowadays there have been cases where people have brought bombs on the plane even with the security .so i would rather be safe than dead.

    November 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  692. brianna

    im completely with losing my privacy over my life! i would much rather lose my privacy, than be blown to bits. its better to be safe than sorry.

    November 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  693. Kaleb

    I think that the safety is a good thing. I also think that privacy overrules safety because there might be a few items that other people doesn't want anyone looking at.

    November 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  694. Ping

    I agree, poeple need private policy. But the TSA Has just gone overboard with the whole privacy thing.

    November 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  695. Trung

    I don't see any problem with the full body scan. It's true that it crosses the privacy line, but those machine are there to protect us from terrorist. What will you choose between your privacy and your life? If you choose privacy, then just stay at home.

    November 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm |
  696. Kate

    I think safety because i would rather be alive or stable. And also not in a hospital. Even thought i am not thrilled to have people look at me in that way it is uncomfortable. Even thought it is kind of like somebody opening the door to your house a looking in your room.

    November 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm |
  697. Troy

    i think that we need are privacy but when it comes down to something like this I'm going with safety.

    November 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm |
  698. Jessica

    Pat em down

    November 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  699. Kim

    Which seems better to you? To be on a plane that is not safe or be seen without clothes? I would rather be seen unclothed than be on a plane with a bomb. This system was put in place for security and not to invade privacy.

    November 19, 2010 at 4:36 pm |
  700. Harrison

    Would you rather be scanned and patted down, or die? It may be pushing it, but I'm sure all people would rather that than have more devastating terrorist attacks. Even though people think it may be an invasion of privacy, as they say, "Better safe than sorry." This new technology will help safety on airplanes as long as people are flexible.

    November 19, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
  701. Quincy

    I think that I would rather die knowing that my privacy is safe instead of knowing for the rest of my life that someone has seen myself or patted me down.

    November 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
  702. Sam

    This is not an invasion of privacy, it is advanced security. If you don’t want to get scanned or patted down, then don’t go on an airplane. Would you rather get scanned and be done with it, or be blown up by an underwear bomb. Once you say no to security, you’ll be worried the entire plane ride, or be bombed. I think that that if you don’t accept the rules, then don’t bother getting on a plane.

    November 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
  703. Bailey

    There's a fine line between privacy and safty, and this is pushing the line a bit far. We want to be safe, but dont want to feel... violated.

    November 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  704. hunter

    i think privacy is the biggest issue. they don't need to know whats under your clothes unless they have a reason to to check you. that would most likely lesd to a media scandall about people in the airport wanting to see whats under your clothes. i will say that safety is huge problem in airports

    November 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  705. sam

    I would make security better so people can still have there provacy but safty does come first until we get better security I guess you won't have any privacy

    November 19, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  706. Ashley

    I understand that people want to protect us in every possible way,but TSA is going a little too far.People need privacy,and looking for underwear bombs is basically looking at some innocent person's private spots.

    November 19, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  707. Davis

    I would rather have my life than my personal privacy. Taking about 15 minutes out of your day to be checked and re-checked for weapopns is just fine in exchange for my protection.

    November 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  708. taylor

    i think that the kids with rides to school that they should take that ride

    November 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  709. Hannah

    Both.I would want to be safe if i were one of them but also i'd want my privacy. I mean a starnger you may not know could have a plan to kill you and million others, but the full body checks would creep me out. I understand them but they really need to think before they touch you.

    November 19, 2010 at 6:21 pm |
  710. Ellen

    Some people want their safety more than their privacy. I think that is absolutely absurd! I think there are wwwaaayyy more other ways to keep an airport safe than this! The TSA HAS CROSSED THE "METAL" DETECTOR LINE!!!!!

    November 19, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  711. Ally

    "I know that many people are most likely for their privacy, but I'm with the security here. Another horrible terrorist attack could happen at anytime there is always a chance unless we get this under control. I know that privacy is a big deal to some self conscious people, but for those that are like that think about it this way would you rather die from a terrorist attack or have more security to make sure you and your family can be safe."

    November 19, 2010 at 6:28 pm |
  712. LaVar

    If nation is going to complain that they feel "un-safe", and then make them feel safe. If they are feeling safe then there is no need for "extra" safety procedures

    November 19, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  713. rhiannon

    i think privacy count bout if being safe means giving that up i would just go with it even though i think its getting way too personal

    November 19, 2010 at 6:59 pm |
  714. kadian

    i think we should stay safe

    November 19, 2010 at 7:09 pm |
  715. Gage

    I think the airport should keep doing the process there doing so there will be no more bombing.Even take cellphones if they have to while on a plane because there could be a phone bomb they just need to do what ever they need to do.

    November 19, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  716. kyle

    I think that it is not fair to the people who do not want to do this are forced to do it or not go.They should come up with a device that may be harmful to the plane or the people.

    November 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  717. alix

    I believe that people shouldnt be afraid of what they have on them like what ever but safety is more important so yeah dont be embaressed not everyone on the worlds going to see what you have.

    November 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  718. Alix

    i believe people shouldnt be afraid of what they have and should just go with it for everyone else`s sake

    November 19, 2010 at 9:09 pm |
  719. Dylan

    As much as I love my privacy, I would rather have my whole body scanned than having to deal with a bomb on a plane.

    November 19, 2010 at 9:30 pm |
  720. Kaylee

    I think that saftey is important but privacy is also important so if we had no privacy I would not like that because I have little siblings but we also need saftey because if anything happened to the four of them i would be depressed.

    November 19, 2010 at 9:34 pm |
  721. Sean

    For all the people who love privacy, would you rather get scanned and be safe, or having to deal with a person with a bomb and having a chance of dieng?

    November 19, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  722. Caren

    i think people need to stop complaining. i cant believe people are actually upset about this. would you rather get blown up or get your 'privacy' checked for about a minute.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  723. Abigail

    I for one like my privacy. However I would rather have people look through my stuff and be alive than to have my privacy and be dead.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:05 pm |
  724. Daniel

    i think we do need our safety but it is very rude to invade someones private privacy

    November 20, 2010 at 12:21 am |
  725. Nolan

    The Free market should be the one to decide.Let air lines make there "improvements" to security and then the consumers(customers) pick if they want to go to the air line that offers the most privacy or the one that offers the most safety or pick the one that's between the two.The more successful air line reflects the people who travel the most opinions.

    November 20, 2010 at 12:30 am |
  726. Milo

    I think both sides have pros and cons. The good in each will soon come togeher in some new technology. But till then i think i would choose my safty before my privacy.

    November 20, 2010 at 1:38 am |
  727. Emily

    I think safety is more important than privacy because if your on and airplane and something in the airplane , then would you rather have your privacy of your items and yourself, or would you have you and your family get off of the plane before something worse happens. The TSA are are doing the kinda of things they should, so many people have snuggled weapons and bomb on planes.

    November 20, 2010 at 2:44 am |
  728. Bryce

    I think the Tsa,s plan is goog it will keep more travelers safe especially over the holidays.Have a nice thanksgiving and eat a lot of turkey.

    November 20, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  729. skylar

    our privacy is important but our safety is more important.

    November 20, 2010 at 11:00 am |
  730. DYLAN

    Privacy, I think that thay can find better ways to search us because the pat dows now are way to personoll

    November 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
  731. Taylor

    I think that people deserve privacy, but if that's all they care about, they should use another type of transportation. The most important thing in this situation is security and safety. If something dangerous did happen on a plane, I wouldn't be thinking about my privacy.

    November 20, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  732. Terry

    I definitely think safety is more important than privacy. Yes, privacy is nice and I personally value it highly but how important is comfort when life may depend on it? Don't you show yourself to the doctor annually to make sure you're still healthy?

    November 20, 2010 at 1:31 pm |
  733. Emily

    I think that they should have only a limited amount of privacy, and if you want more privacy them you should just stay home for the holidays.

    November 20, 2010 at 1:46 pm |
  734. craily

    I think its a good thing. Just incase someone is a terrist they. I think its good i wouldnt want to be on a plane with not knowing if anyone is a terrist. I think that would be freaky.

    November 20, 2010 at 1:48 pm |
  735. sefco

    I think they should keep security tighter because there is many terrorists
    and we don't wanna take chances

    November 20, 2010 at 2:54 pm |
  736. Emily

    Safety is more important than privacy. I think that more people would rather like to know that them and their family would get off safe and unhurt, then to have thier personal stuff exposed to other's eyes. The TSA is doing the kinds of stuff they should be doing; keeping us safe.

    November 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm |
  737. Robert

    So you have a choice between a VERY revealing xray scan that may add risk of skin cancer, or being touched in ways that some may consider innapropriate by a TSA agent... I pick C, take the train

    November 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm |
  738. Mandy

    I think we need to keep everyone safe while traveling especially during the holidays. If this is the way the airport security has to make sure that no one will harm anybody, than I think they must do it this way. But also during the holidays airports are very busy so they need to keep it efficient and quick.

    November 20, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  739. meghan

    i think it is a good think to have that kind os at an air port because i wound rather be safe on a plain then being embarrassed for a cupel minutes

    November 20, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  740. Joe

    if someone gave me a choice between safety and privacy i wouldn't hesitate to pick saftey plus privacy is only important to people who have something to hide

    November 20, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  741. kalli

    I think that searching people for bombs or violent items such as guns is fine because I know that me and all the people I know arent going to try to do something that stupid.

    November 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
  742. Sammie

    Ok, would you rather be killed by a bomb that slipped by the Security Check? Or be envaded of privacy for a couple of minutes? TSA should enhance security, without worry to much about privacy. However, they shouldnt go as deep intill they have supisions someone could be armed with a bomb.

    November 20, 2010 at 8:37 pm |
  743. nick

    they need to do the check for safer check but people do need their own privacy

    November 20, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  744. Brin

    I think that privacy is important, but safty is way more important! I think that people can get over it and start thinking about what would happen if there wasnt security like that.

    November 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  745. Samantha

    I think that sercurity is very important when flying considering past circumstances, but we have so much tecnology now that I think the government can come up with better and less invasive scanning. I know safety is important, but so is privacy!

    November 21, 2010 at 12:05 am |
  746. Jacob

    Maybe privacy shouldn't always come before safety, but we have to think about what we're giving up in order to be "safe." At the point where the government (or big buisiness companies) can basically do what they want for "safety reasons" we give up our own rights. Giving the government the power to do what it wants is a dangerous thing. It's this sort of thinking that justifies racial profiling in airports, the Arizona Immigration Law, and the infamous phone taps. These scanners may only by scanners, but it's what they represent thats the hard thing to swallow. Every time we give up our rights in order to be safe, we put a little more power into that hands that feed us.

    November 21, 2010 at 12:51 am |
  747. Jacob

    In the end the only question to really ask is where does it end? It may start with scanners that can see through clothing but does it stop there? There will always be "saftey issues" in the world, which means there will be more and more security measures that need to be in place. But when does "safety" turn into a lack of freedom? The answer is when we start to lose our right to privacy. These scanners are just the first step to violating a basic right.

    November 21, 2010 at 12:55 am |
  748. Ryan

    I think security overrides privacy because if you over react to when they say you need to go through the detector that means you might be carrying something dangerous.

    November 21, 2010 at 8:28 am |
  749. C.C.

    I am a frequent flier and I think it's a great idea because the other option would most likely be a pat down, which I think is more invasive, and this is much faster. Also, all the security people see is your outline, so privacy isn't as big of an issue as they're making it.

    November 21, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  750. Nicole

    This is an invasion of privacy. Plus it is putting radiation into the air.
    <(") 😀 😉

    November 21, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  751. Erica

    I don't care what they do as long as when i am on the plane i am safe and not harmful

    November 21, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  752. jorjor

    I don`t think that is a good idea because they should may have mony for.
    there parenets

    November 21, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  753. Megan

    I think they should do the body scan and if they see somthing unusual then do the full body pat down. That way secriuty is doing thier job while leaveing the others have privecay!!!

    November 21, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  754. Philip

    I think that Saftey is very importint but but but they should come up with something differnt like a detector that Detects dangorus itams

    November 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm |
  755. Megan

    I just can't see why we need it like can't we stick with what we already have they should go with something else people need privacy and I would hate people looking at my body

    November 21, 2010 at 1:49 pm |
  756. dana

    im with security , i would rather be safe then sorry . would you rather have your plane in danger or be safe . i understand why u would diagree but i want to live

    November 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm |
  757. Christine

    You know, if your someone who travels a lot, you know that you have to do what to can to catch your flight, and you know, your going to have to take some risks and just go. Going to those extremes is not only violating, but too time consuming.

    November 21, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
  758. Carly

    Everyone has a right to have privacy.But the people cheaking you are professionals.The plane your going on has to have all the saftey it needs.But I do agree there needs to be some changes...

    November 21, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  759. seamus

    I think is wong because its your bodty shouldint you at leas have some privisee in your life... I mean the mishean Takes some prity grafic pic's

    November 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  760. Sarah

    I think it is a safer way to travel because you never know who has a bomb with them, but I also think privacy is important also. They should try something else.

    November 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  761. Sarah

    I love the idea. The safty will make us a more peaceful union.

    November 21, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  762. Ayla

    Yes, privacy is quite important, but the people manning the machines will see loads of people every day, they arent going to remember who you are. In fact, chances are that you will never see them ever again. It is a small price to pay for protectiion. I would rather be completely safe, but have one person see my x-ray than have a bomber on my plane and kept my privacy. Your privacy doesn't mean much if you are dead. I am not saying i would love to go in one of them and that i really don't care about privacy but i think that there are some things in life that you don't want to do, but you just have to do them, and this is one of those things.

    November 21, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  763. Shelby

    security . . . people's safety is more important than having to take the picture and why is it considered invading privacy??? you can't even tell who it is,or what they look like. it pretty much like an x-ray and there is somebody getting an x-ray all the time

    November 21, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  764. Jake

    i don't think that it is a problem giving up privicy for safety. i wouldn't mind going in to a body scanner if it ment it was going to save my life and other people around me.

    November 21, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  765. Jake

    Also its a safety device so its not going to always be bad. they'll put in fliters for the private stuff to make it more comfortable for people.

    November 21, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  766. Conner

    The body scanners are helpful. If the airport is trying to keep me safe then why would I stop them. People should let the security people see if they're safe,( unless they've got something to hide?)

    November 21, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  767. Blythe

    Really, can't they come up with some sort of, oh, I don't know, compromise? Why can't they just run them thru a metal detector? I honestly don't think anyone should make a serious opinion until they know all the facts. Here, we're just given a few details.

    November 21, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  768. Catherine

    I think the people that are in charge of making sure that you don't carry anything dangerous need to find a better way to check all your belongings and you. Privacy should not be violated, especially if the person does not know. if they do, then fine

    November 21, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
  769. Tiffany

    I think that while pat-downs ensure security, they can invade a person's privacy. I think that pat-downs should only be nessacary if there is something suspicious about the person. Otherwise, it should be completely voluntary.

    November 21, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
  770. gabby : )

    although air port security is tight this is neccasary for example would you like to be on a plane with a suside bomer? i know that these screanings and pat downs are very uncomfortable (i have seen them recently first hand my self) but hey if it prevents the bombers! also you may refuse every thing just to protect you privacy but i do agree these are to much of invadeing of privacy. so allthough people need privacy this is all pretty much a game of give & take. 🙂

    November 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  771. Briyana

    I think it is ok to have all these scanners to make sure we are safe, it doesn't hurt to go the extra mile to make sure that yourself is far away from danger.

    November 21, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  772. Jeremy

    I think that the full body scans are bad enough, but the the padding down from head to toe is even worse. It seems that the pat down may be even more private to certain people, more than the body scan. Also, security may be going way to far with security and privacy.

    November 21, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  773. Dakota

    i think safety is more important then privacy

    November 21, 2010 at 11:50 pm |
  774. Henry

    I think that even though it is for safety the scans should not be in the private areas it is just violating.But withthe holidays coming up, security should only have the safety reasons during the holidays because there could be murderers or bombers aboarding a plane without us even knowing it

    November 22, 2010 at 8:12 am |
  775. Amanda

    I don't think that it's bad for the TSA to take these safety measures. It's better to not have so much privacy, then to have anything happen on the plane!

    November 22, 2010 at 8:32 am |
  776. Mason

    I travel a lot and the security was always annoying. But now it is backed up even more. The new security mesures have made our plane be delayed from lack of poeple on it. The through and Inappropriate measures back up poeple and they invade your privacy. It gives the guard the feeling that they can get away with sexual harrasment.

    November 22, 2010 at 8:37 am |
  777. Jordan

    Security is important but privacy is more important. The TSA is crossing the line. I think the TSA should find a different way to do security checks.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:02 am |
  778. Jordan

    Security is important but privacy is more important. The TSA is crossing the line. I think they should find another way to do security checks.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:04 am |
  779. jack

    i think if its to keep the us safe its fine with me

    November 22, 2010 at 9:07 am |
  780. Kai-Lin

    I think you should be safe but also have privacy. like because i would like to know i would be safe but also know i can have some privacy.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  781. Lexi

    Ok first of all i hate the privacy scanning but i would get the safty though. i think people need privacy.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  782. Alexis

    I think that is so not fair to other people

    November 22, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  783. Harrison

    I think that safety is important but at the same time privacy is too. I think that people should just do the scan so they don't have to be violated. Just scan and your done.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  784. Jayson

    I choose safety because you won't care about privacy if there is someone with a bomb attached to them while you are on a plane.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  785. A.J.

    i personally think that its wrong its as if they are slowly taking away our rights as citizens to the U.S. i think that the securty is going over board but i would rather have the x-ray than a pat-down. but i'm probably gonna drive every where instead of flying.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  786. Juliannna

    Safety is always first because if you never got checked before going on the plane and you were a bad person with a gun and never got identified the other people on the plane will be in great danger of dieing so the i think that Safety is always first no mater what you think its always for your Safety.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  787. Lexi

    I personally think that the TSA system is trying to keep everybody safe, especially in the holiday season. yes, it is an issue, but which choice is better? a scan test or a casket? they are trying to keep weapons off airlines. anything can happen, you know. I would NOT want to be touched everywhere by some stranger security guard. it ruins your personal privacy and space!

    November 22, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  788. jaret

    i think you have the right to keep stuff private. but we have had so much attempts to kill people in America so if they want they can you don't like it don't fly

    November 22, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  789. marcella

    i know they r just trying to keep us safe, but im sorry that is really disturbing. this is a free country after all. we have a right to keep stuff like that private. metal detectors r plenty safe they r going a little overboard

    November 22, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  790. Christian

    I think that if we have security look threw our close it could lead to the government hacking into our phones. Why dont they just put 2-4 soldiers on a plane (considering they know how to defuse a bomb) after a normal security scan it is inapropreat to use a machine that alows a security gaurds to look at your body for what....extra security....it doesnt make sense to have to look threw our clothes for security. A normal scan 4 soldiers per plane and thats all the security we need.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  791. savannah

    i think that they should check people and there stuff for safety but then not because i wouldn't want someone to be looking through all my stuff

    November 22, 2010 at 9:21 am |
  792. Zoe

    I think it is a choice for the people to make not for the airplane security if there is any other way they should consider.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  793. Eliza

    People need thier privacy but I would rather be alive and safe than dead

    November 22, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  794. stacy

    im with both but if i was goin to get on a plane i wouldnt want them goin through my stuff it s my stuff and not theirs.... but i would want to be safe to

    November 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  795. Sydney

    I respect my personal space as much as everyone else and I wouldn't want to have a thorough pat down in an airport. But, I also wouldn't want someone with a bomb to sneak onto the same plane as mine.

    November 22, 2010 at 1:29 pm |
  796. Saijha

    I Believe That Privacy Is Imprortant Because There Are Alot Of People In The World That Are Very Uncomfortable Looking At There Own Bodys So Why Would They Want To Be Exsposed In Front Of Everybody ❤

    November 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
  797. catie

    just get over the fact that you are getting scanned. wouldn't you rather no that your safe? I no I would.

    November 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm |
  798. codi

    It is important to have security but I think they need to find a different way to scan people.

    November 22, 2010 at 2:41 pm |
  799. Alaska

    I would feel kind of weird if some one I don't no, was looking at me through a screen, but after what happened at 9-11, I don't think anyone wants to be killed like that, again. So I think, its a good idea that they have the body scan, so u don't have to do a pat down, which might be a really weird idea to me.

    November 22, 2010 at 2:41 pm |
  800. reiss

    i think if you would want to go through that you could but if you didn't you could get on a different plane. in other words there would be 2 planes for every flight.

    November 22, 2010 at 2:41 pm |
  801. Dustin

    On the constitution it clearly states that we have a right for privacy. I completely see what they are trying to do, but they need to come up with another way to check for safety. Safety is important, but they need to approach safety differently. I certainly don't want strangers touching my privates.

    November 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  802. Maya

    I think that safety comes before privacy, but i also think that privacy is important.

    November 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  803. McKensie

    I believe that safety does always come before privacy. Someone who could possibly hold a gun or something else dangorus. Alot of people will risk thier lives without the full body scan. I mean all you see is undergarments. Highschool students change all the time in locker rooms. It's not that big of a deal.

    November 22, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  804. ross

    I think it is a great idea. I like to now that were ever I fly I do not have to worry about being killed. I think that if they do not check in the privet places they could be putting tons of lives at risk. It's not like those people are going to stalk you. Even though it could be important you might not like it but thats life.

    November 22, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  805. kerbie

    I think they went a little to far people need privacy ! I mean who wants to be touched by some they don't know. I think we but sold take cation but no one wants other people to look at their body to so we should find another way to protect our countries.

    November 22, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  806. Devin

    There has not been any terrorist attack since 9/11. I don't think you need to change the way you are doing security. Just take a metal detector instead of a full body scan. Your security is very tight. It shouldn't be tighter by invading our privacy!

    November 22, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  807. Alyssa

    I feel that your privacy is great but what would you rather have the scan or being bombed. They should at least find a better way to find weapons.

    November 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  808. Gabby

    I think it's extremely important to be safe. But I don't want anyone to be able to look at my body like that. I also don't want to be touched. I think it's kind of abusive and wrong. I think the TSA should come up with a new system to look for weapons. Yes, I don't want to start a vacation with my plane exploding, but I also don't want to start my vacation with some stranger scanning my body or touching me!

    November 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  809. Hunter

    I think TSA is a good thing it may be odd knowing that your privacy is being invaded but safety is a priority.

    November 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  810. Sydney

    I think TSA should not be allowed to do full body scans. It is invading your privacy. I have no problem with the walk through machines or the machine that blows air on you. However, the full body scans are way too personal. If TSA wanted full body scans that bad the least they could do is show you with your under garments on.

    November 22, 2010 at 2:50 pm |
  811. payton

    I think the question that should be answered here is would you rather be safe or have your privacy. I think most people would choose safety. The person that checks you will be professional about it and its not like its a big deal. Most people would gladly give up a little privacy to come home safe to their families.

    November 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
  812. Meiko

    NO.....just no. Privacy is important enough that I would not want to be searched.

    November 22, 2010 at 3:12 pm |
  813. Hannah

    Sure, privacy is a requirement when traveling with airplanes, but if you go too far with your privacy checks, it might start controversy (which it is) and travelers might not like it, either. If you want people to travel with your airline, you have to keep the privacy at a certain level so that people want to use your airline.

    November 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  814. Emily

    You must think about one thing: do you want to be secure? if not then take a car. Airplanes are all about security and privacy isn't a main issue when people can be in danger.

    November 22, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  815. ERIC

    I WOULD PREFER MY PRIVACY BEACAUSE I DONT THINK THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE SAFETY ............... HAPPY THANKSGIVING

    November 22, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  816. Gregory

    i think people need privacy for their own buisness. The TSA should try to not do a pat down or a full body scaner.The TSA should be more focus on the stuff you bring on the plane. Thats why i don't like the full scaners and the pat down

    November 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  817. gage

    I think most people are overreacting. The increase in security is needed to protect America's airspace. Otherwise it would still be a constant threat of a bomb going off and the possibility of many people being hurt.

    November 22, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  818. Drake

    Yes safety is something we need, but privacy is too.
    I'm sure there is something else that they can do that is just as effective.
    I DO NOT want a pat down or a full body scan.

    November 22, 2010 at 6:27 pm |
  819. Bingo

    If you don't want to get searched, then don't go on an airplane. No one is forcing you to use that method of transportation. There are many boats, trains, or cars out there that work just fine.

    November 22, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  820. Lauren

    I think that the body scanners and pat-downs are completely uncalled for. I went through one in Colorado and they are not fun at all. I like my security, but I'm sure the TSA can find a better way, one that is more practical and NOT an invasion of privacy.

    November 22, 2010 at 6:45 pm |
  821. theriz

    i think that people need privacy. it's just like wearing no clothes in the public who would want to do that.it is just plain creepy so i have to stick with privacy is what more people need.

    November 22, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
  822. Lindsey

    I think that people should be checked, because who knows what person they really are. They could be disguised as another human being, with a gun or other lethal weapon. I do not like the idea, however, that the airline security check, is able to feel you up and down, I think that a metal detector should be just fine, unless the person looks suspicious. I think that the airline will make the best decision.

    November 22, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  823. Cassidy

    I think safety is really important, and it outweighs privacy. People typically let their doctor invade their privacy for safety against cancer and other illnesses, so if a couple uncomfortable minutes in an airport might save your life, it's worth it.

    November 22, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  824. Crystal

    I believe that it is an invasion of privacy. For someone to know that a person they don't know is looking at you through a camera or TV. More of a reason why is because a teenage girl or guy could be passing through and knowing that a person who they have no clue who they are, is looking at them.

    November 22, 2010 at 7:08 pm |
  825. joe

    protect your privacy okay its just plain wrong i was watching the news the did not have the best and definetely the worst experience on that plane

    November 22, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  826. broseph

    protect your privacy okay its just plain wrong i was watching the news the did not have the best and definetely the worst experience on that plane

    November 22, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  827. Shelbie

    I personally think that us Americans should be able to have the privacy they deserve, but yet again it's hard to trust some of the people out there with underwear bombs, flipflop bobs, and even printer bombs.

    November 22, 2010 at 7:31 pm |
  828. Jesse

    i think its a godd idea to do it you never know what people have with them

    November 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  829. Ally

    I know for a fact that I wouldn't want a pat down and the x-ray isn't that bad, only 1 or 2 people would see it anyway, it's not like your showing it to the world.

    November 22, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
  830. Kaylie

    I don't think that people that people should be exposed that way, but when it comes to protecting a whole country that's different.

    November 22, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  831. Nadia

    i like my privicy but at the same time, since i travel a lot, i'd love to make it home than have an accident and never come back at all.

    November 22, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  832. Chelsea

    Well, I do agree that we need security to make sure we have safe airline transport.
    But I also agree that we deserve our privacy.... And I think we could make a new machine that doesn't give personal pics but only words that say what you're carrying? That sound like an idea?

    November 22, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  833. Marlena

    i think that we should have a moderation. i know that if i get x-rays at lot then it might be a health issue. i know that i want to be safe but im not going to do something that could wind up killing me sooner. and i don't want to do a pet down so if they found a way to make x-rays safe then i wouldn't mind a lot.

    November 22, 2010 at 8:13 pm |
  834. Cameron

    From Cameron, I think this is a great idea but people need their privacy I mean I understand that of course no one wants to be harmed by a bomb or by any other weapons

    November 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
  835. tony

    Safety is for the best. So what if a LITTLE bit of your privacy is envaded? I dont think the officers who check the scans care, so why should you? It doesn't matter that much but privacy can be a issue. But you got to see why, would you die than rather have your privacy invaded.............

    November 22, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  836. camille

    I think that the privacy thing is good to have and there is a line when it comes to that . But we also need security it is what keeps us safe. They just need to come up with a different approach to the matter. What I am saying is I think that security is better to have then privacy.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm |
  837. Donjrey

    i think you shouldn't be able to see the person's body they should just show your clothes and if they don't want them to check thier cloths then don't get on the plane.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  838. Kylie

    Having someone go through my clothes and other personal belongings is a little bit of a privacy invasion, but I would rather have that than not be able to have confidence in my safety. Now-a-days not everything that is explosive is metal. There are some chemicals that can explode by just being exposed to the air and just using a metal detector is not sufficient.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:52 pm |
  839. ilizabell

    okay so there are many different veiws on this traveling diffuculty.... well i think that it is actually ok because its either you get searched (including the pat down and the screening) or you get blown up by someone with a bomb... your choice.. but still i think its good to do a thorough check.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  840. ALEX

    i go with privacy because i don't like the pat downs or the scanner because the scanner can give you cancer and i just don't like the pat

    November 23, 2010 at 12:12 am |
  841. hussein

    i would rather do it like the people in Israel. i don't care about the muslim religion that says the women can't be patted down. look at how the muslim man dressed as a muslim woman escaped from our country!!!!!!

    November 23, 2010 at 12:20 am |
  842. alex

    devin its not about taking time out of your day. its about peoples privacy being invaded when it doesn't have to be. and the body scanner doesn't help either. terrorists could put bombs under their skin. the body scanner only shows what is on the outside.

    November 23, 2010 at 12:26 am |
  843. Paige

    I think it's more important ot have privacy if I were to refuse to do the scan then they would have to check me in my private area's???? That is not right. The metal detectors did a better job than this! I people can vote on this at the age of 11 I bet most people our age would disapprove and we're just kids. We need more privacy in a airport. 🙂

    November 23, 2010 at 12:34 am |
  844. Paige

    But i also agree with security because i don't want another 9-11 to happen again! SO i agree with both.

    November 23, 2010 at 12:38 am |
  845. isabella

    i persanaly love my privacy so i think they should do some thing else about that cuz if we are not safe the world would come to a end cuz there would be alot of bad things going on

    November 23, 2010 at 1:33 am |
  846. Dasol

    Nothing is more important than safety, but I believe that there must be a way to keep us safe in airplanes other than x-rays. Everyone must be annoyed when their bodies are shown to others and be worried if the informtion would be leaked out. It is better for TSA to find other ways to keep safety, not intruding on privacy.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:18 am |
  847. Tim

    As a Chinese, it's hard to understand how you American people feel when facing such a dilemma, but I do believe the TSA will find a balance here between safety and privacy.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:55 am |
  848. Randell

    I think everybody needs their privacy, I also think it is outrageous that they make people have full body scans.

    November 23, 2010 at 7:22 am |
  849. Tyann

    Safty is a better choice because if every one on your plane is checked that lowers your chance to die or get hurt. I mean I would let privacy go if it kept everyone safe. Like they always say safety first.

    November 23, 2010 at 8:40 am |
  850. Tre

    I'm with both. With all of the people coming and going, bombers could hop onto the planes, killing tons of people. But I also don't want people going trough my clothes in my bag, so they should just sweep you with a metal detector. I think the airlines will do what is best. 🙂

    November 23, 2010 at 8:51 am |
  851. Trissy

    Well, I don't like the new security system. It is too revealing and it invades our privacy, but I think they should come up with a new system that will be safe and private.

    November 23, 2010 at 8:55 am |
  852. Rina

    I believe that women shouldn't go into the scaners it invades our privicy and that they should go through the regular scaner. The men should go throught the new body scaner.

    November 23, 2010 at 8:55 am |
  853. Musab

    Privacy is important. I like to have my personal bubble.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:00 am |
  854. Allyssa

    My opinion is that this whole security thing is really over graded and imature. I mean I wouldnt people to see me like that why cant we just have the meatal detectors people should be free we should not have to show our selves like that just to get on a plane. 😉

    November 23, 2010 at 9:04 am |
  855. Robin

    I , Robin believe that safety is a very important but with my extremely high level of intellectualness I understand technically speaking that privacy is important but who cares when someone can be pointing a gun at your face...safety is important I guess is the main point I'm trying to gert across here, omg I just realzed that this is alll one sentence.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:04 am |
  856. Kylie

    Well privacy is a good thing to have but wouldn't you rather have no privacy for about a minute or two and be as safe as possible or would you rather take the risk. I think that i would go more for safety because there only checking you for a minute or even less so i would rather be safe than sorry.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:07 am |
  857. Abhineet (abaneet)

    i think u should not have the security detector because it is ver nasty to show ur body it also innopropariate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4 kids :p

    November 23, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  858. Max

    I believe that safety is more important than privacy and that people should appreciate the government is trying to keep us safe. I personally am very happy about his and i cannot wait until I fly down to Chicago.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  859. jake

    safety is more important than privacy. I would rather be patted down than bombed by a terrorist.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  860. hannah

    I think privacy and security are both very important,yet there needs to be boundaries for privacy.They airport security system is important and should not be eliminated,still peoples privacy should e respected.As long as both are well balanced with each other everyone will feel safe and not violated.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  861. Laura

    I think that even though people need their privacy having a pat down is better than having something dangerous on your plane. Yet i think they have gone too far with the x – rays they are scientifically proven to hurt your body and anyone's else's around you.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  862. Jarrett

    I feel that safety is needed when going on a plane. I think this is so because from past encounters in the U.S. on news so that so one doesn't have something the could really hurt many people. So I think that people would rather have safety than be harmed.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:12 am |
  863. Asia

    while protection and securety are important, so is your privacy and private life. the airlines should just have an x-ray machine and if you and your bags pass through it ok, then you should'nt have to be patted down or have your bags opened and searched. i mean, most people probably down feel comfortable being patted down or having guards searching you bags and cloths. who wants a guard to see that kind of stuff. its weird and invasive. and x-ray machine would be a much better choice.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  864. brandon

    All the complaining about security that is going on is true, but would you really want a bomb threat to happen on a trip you were looking forward to for months? Surely not. That is why the checks are so important. In my opinion, the pat downs aren't the best idea. I think scans are the way to go.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  865. Sierra

    People have a certain amount of privacy that they should get. There has to be a line between privacy and safety. TSA has gone over that line. It is also ok. Why? The TSA is trying to keep people safe but some people think they are being too safe.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  866. RACHEAL!!!

    I think airports need security but should draw a line somewhere. I think its an invasion of privacy and that people should have there space.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  867. matt

    i think its wrong with exceeding peoples personal rights but in other ways it is fine because who would want a terrorist on a plane who could bomb the plane.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  868. Alexa

    There's a line between safety and privacy. Sure we all want to be safe and assured that we are, but we also need our privacy. During the holidays we are excited to see our family we shouldn't have to worry about all of these things like pat downs in an airport.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  869. Sarah!

    I believe that people in airports should have a line drawn between privacy and safety but that line shouldn't be no safety just for privacy. I believe you shouldn't have to be touched or "padded" down in this age because it is an invasion of privacy but in this age I believe we could at least have a device that can tell if you have a bomb or an unfamiliar object.....or a dog.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:19 am |
  870. cat

    i think there should be safety cautions taken especily during the holidays . i don't think anyone wants what happened in 9/11 to happen again or to lose their lives . death only hurts more people and births more hatred , and no amount of repentence or money can replace the life of someone who is dear to you . people should take all the good and bad that come with safety cautions cause a life is dear and more important then privacy or any other thing in the whole world , a broken toy can be replaced but a life can never be replaced that is what i believe and that is what i shal always believe as long as i live

    November 23, 2010 at 9:21 am |
  871. Dakota

    I think that there is no line between security and privacy. I think that it is necessary to do full body scans or anything els

    November 23, 2010 at 9:23 am |
  872. Meagan

    I would definitley feel uncomfortable but there just doing their job. I don't think theyr'e trying to be inapropiate.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  873. shane

    in my opinion, i think they should continue the search. i think this because its not a big deal to do a quick search. i would rather get searched, than have some crazy person on my plane trying to attack a bunch of innocent people. there are people out there who will attack people because others think that a body search isn't needed. so, i say that police men have the right to do a search on you, even if you don't want to, because its better to be safe than on a plane with a person with a bomb or a gun. so i say, continue the searching.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  874. Brandon

    I think that safety comes before privacy. I would rather be alive than embarassed.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:34 am |
  875. Janis

    This is taking it too far! Use some common sense TSA!

    November 23, 2010 at 9:43 am |
  876. makayla

    well people do need privacy so....

    November 23, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  877. Taylor

    people need privacy! i dont know how security can find something any other way, but it is very violating to me to be able to see EVERYTHING! dont get me wrong, safty is important, but people have to have their own privacy and limits! thanks!

    November 23, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  878. makayla

    i mosly have to stand on the saftey but then again privacy is more needed

    November 23, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  879. Whitney

    I reallly loved this article. It was very interesting. They should not be able to see through us!! It is is very violating to our generartion. We should be able to stand up against this. We need our privacy. This is a huge violation in my opinion. I do not want someone being able to see through my clothes. I cannot say enough how wrong this is! This will stop people from flying to see their family members, so if you haven't got the point.. this is ridiculous. Last but not least, I understand that you want us being safe, but I do not see the need in having that much security, what is wrong with just a normal security system, that doesn't invade personal areas.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  880. daci

    I think people should be safe on airplains but at the same time this new system is not a good idea because it gives you no privacy.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  881. alexx

    i DONT think they should be able to look through your clothes. i think we should have security but they should ONLY be able to pat you down. there may be people that are uncomfortable with there body and may fill violated. so i think they should not look through our clothes.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:48 am |
  882. DRIXIE:)

    we need privacy.. we need privacy.. we need privacy.. we need privacy.. we need privacy.. we need privacy.. we need privacy.. we need privacy.. WE WANT OUR BODIES TO STAY CLOTHED AT ALL TIMES..

    November 23, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  883. mirenda

    i think people need there privacy. it is good to have searches but not if u cant see everything. i think they should only be aloud to pat us down.....

    November 23, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  884. Taylor

    I find that this is just wrong.. That the security can look at everything you body has to own. People have a limit of their comfort, and this goes way past for most.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:50 am |
  885. daci

    I think people should be safe on plains, but this new system is a bad idea because it takes away your privacy. If they could find a way to improve the security system more people would fly instead of drive.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  886. skye

    I think that people should have a little more privacy then what they have. Saftey is good but i think they should fine a different way to check people.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:53 am |
  887. Mac

    I rather be safe than sorry. If it means to invade my privacy, that is fine with me, but there are lines to be drawn.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:54 am |
  888. Kelsey

    I would rather be Safe on a planes bacuse i fly unaccompanied 6 times a year and I would like to feel safe on the plane when i am alone with a lot of strangeres, but EVERYONE would like Privace.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  889. BreAnna

    I stand on the privacy side of the situation because people need their privacy and most people don't want their space to be violated by a lot of security that really just want to be nosey by bugging you in any way they can but then again we need privacy because without it everyone could get seriously hurt so I'm for both!!

    November 23, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  890. Lane

    I think both are important but we should all think about what is important a bomb or privacy it is our opinion

    November 23, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  891. Miguel

    Safety is a good idea but I don’t think we should give out our privacy in order to be safe. Some people have embracing operations that sadly they have to go thru and they end up with things they are not proud to show. So I really think we should respect their privacy.

    November 23, 2010 at 11:59 am |
  892. kyah

    i would wat to have privacy. we all need PRIVACY!

    November 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  893. Kelsey

    I think the full body scans are okay because only the secerity watches it but the full body pat down is going too far. There has to be a line and they crossed it!!!

    November 23, 2010 at 12:19 pm |
  894. DJ

    I'm with both, The way they are doing this is for safety on airplanes. Even though we need our privacy...

    November 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  895. Shawn

    I think I would prefer safety over privacy. It would make me extremely mad if someone didn’t get checked and had a bomb or something on them.

    November 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm |
  896. CHRIS

    People are concerned about safety but are these searches really needed? The searches are okay but somethings people are feeling that there privacy is being violated.

    November 23, 2010 at 1:31 pm |
  897. Kendra:)))

    I pretty much stand on both sides. One I would want my family, and I plus passengers to be safe. Yhu never know, you could be killed or in danger b4 you get to where your going,so I would want the people I'm flying with to be safe. You dont ever really know what other people are capable of.But, on the other hand, There is a point in privacy where you've just simply crossed the line, and that's what I think some people are feeling. But sometimes you just have to have a limit in privacy, and it could be that place in which no one should EVER be able to cross.Bottom line, I'm concern my own and my family's safety.

    November 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm |
  898. taylor

    I think the security is very invasive and well I do think it is a good idea but I think it should be a lot more private so no one will feel uncomfortable or embarrased and the security can do its job to make everything safe.

    November 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm |
  899. Ethan

    I think it's alright to be secure when it comes to the airport, but sometimes people are a little TOO secure...

    November 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm |
  900. Jasmine

    i Dont really think that its the best way to be checking them but im kind of with both because safety and privacy both comes first but.. I just think that i would say mostly safety. I would rather keep my life than my privacy.

    November 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm |
  901. Kendall

    I don't really care what they do as long as there not invading privacy and when your on the plane you don't have to worry about a bomb or guns or anything.

    November 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm |
  902. joey

    i think we should have all the sicurity because i dont want to be killed or really hert.

    November 23, 2010 at 2:39 pm |
  903. joseph

    Sure it good to have security and all but there is a thin line between safety and privacy. I know i have never been though a scanner
    before but it's now reason to get mad about privacy. I honestly I don't care.

    November 23, 2010 at 2:40 pm |
  904. Jason

    I think that it is a good thing that they have more security now. I would not like to be killed or injured on my way to my family or friends. I would not want my family or friends to be killed or injured on their way to me either.

    November 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm |
  905. Max

    well if you think of it this way, imagine being on a plane when all of a sudden some maniac comes and says theres a bomb on the plane and that your all gonna die your probably thinking how he got through the metal detecter, you will agree with this.

    November 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  906. Ashlee

    I think safety is WAY more important than having privacy! Who wants to be killed when they are going to see their friends and family over the holidays?!

    November 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  907. Bobby

    As a real pilot safety is important. I like that the TSA is becoming more strict because now their is a higher threat of terrorist attacks. Also I like that they are more strict is it is making people more safe and alive!

    November 23, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  908. michael

    it only makes sense to go with safety! :] For e.x. what if you were sleeping and there was a fire and you only had your underwear on? you would probably just run out side you wouldn't go get cloths you would just run!! :p

    November 23, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  909. Connor

    I think it is fine that pat you down even thow it is so werd. it is fine

    November 23, 2010 at 2:54 pm |
  910. Ally

    people need more privacy, but also need to be safe.

    November 23, 2010 at 2:59 pm |
  911. jack

    i pick pprvacy

    November 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  912. Carl

    I went on a plane earlier this week, Im acutuly glad they cheeked everyone. I would not want to be on a plane with a bomb.

    November 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm |
  913. pat

    i go with privacy. the thing is the pat-down only tells you what is on the outside. what about bombs on the inside???

    November 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
  914. scanner

    i agree with lauren. there are other ways to know if somebody has a bomb.

    November 23, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
  915. hannah

    now that terrorists probably know about the scanner and the pat-down only showing the outside they are going to start putting bombs inside of themselves. (they all ready do) so why not use your heads and find a soulution that provides both security AND privacy????????????

    November 23, 2010 at 4:03 pm |
  916. kyle

    i think that its fine for arlines to do that I would rather be safe.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm |
  917. Katie

    I like feeling safe. Even though it may not be the most happy place to be at least there is no chance in you or anyone else around you getting hurt.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  918. Kyle

    see the security is probably inefficient

    November 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  919. jeannie

    i think the new security scanner is a good thing! it may be revealing but would you rather be scanned in a machine or have a serious encounter with death on an airplane?

    November 23, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  920. alexandra

    I am a big fan of living, don't get me wrong, but I definitely don't plan on traveling on a plane anytime soon. I think that the government needs to respect our privacy as citizens of this country, and the full body scan/pat-down is definitely a violation of our privacy.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  921. Melissa

    Privacy seems like a small price to pay for safety. We give up our privacy daily on the internet, why not trade it for your own well being? These new measures are extreme but they stand for a good cause.

    November 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  922. madison

    i think the scan and the pat down are both reasonable because what if the scan wouldnt pick up the powder the pat down would. but im against people pating down kids thats not right

    November 23, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  923. Aman

    I think the security is doing a great a job of checking the bags. I don't think they need to think about privacy because the security is doing what is right and making the passengers feel safe.

    November 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  924. Jon

    I think as long as I am safe I am fine with all the checks as long as it is not projected over a big screen t.v. throughout the air sport.

    November 23, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  925. Brianna

    I know people just want to feel safe but this has gone way to far. Airport security has you either do the scanner or a pat down no matter [your age]. If they're going to do this than there has to be an age limit. 17+ should be the limit for both the scanner and pat down. Nobody should be doing a thorough pat down on any child, this is just plain out wrong.

    November 23, 2010 at 6:46 pm |
  926. bernard

    We heard recently about a passenger who asked to be "frisked" in private and his request was denied. When he was humiliated by the fact that his own urine was running down his legs from a broken bladder bag as a result of the pat-down by the TSA, I wonder if he was then considered to be a "safe" passenger. That is horrifying and TSA is the responsible party. We need to be protected, I just wonder who is the bigger threat here.

    November 23, 2010 at 6:59 pm |
  927. Hannah

    I believe that safety comes first. If you ask people I think they would be more concerned with their safety rather than their privacy. Safety is a very important measure and if the TSA has to make these rules to keep us safe I think it's worth it.

    November 23, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  928. MaDdie

    I understand that the airlines want to deep people safe but when they start to add more security and they invade my privacy, that is when i draw the line

    November 23, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  929. Matthew

    I think safety is very important but when people think its okay to see through your cloths or touch you in privet areas you should reconsider going on a plain

    November 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  930. Justice

    I think that in the grand picture that we would rather be safe then have less privicy. I think that if you were on a plane and a bomber came on then you would be begging for that extra security check. Yes, i agree that they should find a better way to search you, but i do want more security.

    November 23, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
  931. Thomas

    I believe that i would feel more safe if security guards patted me down instead of scanning because scanning only detects metal things like guns and bombs and stuff but what if people are hiding drugs or something , thats not metal so being searched would be better , in my opinion.

    November 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm |
  932. Vicky

    I don't care as long as i'm on the plane and i'm safe

    November 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm |
  933. kristen

    cool i think that it is a good idea and i like that

    November 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  934. Ellie

    The safety of the general public is important, and it's hard to know who would actually have a bomb or some other very dangerous weapon/substance with them. I think the new scanners might be a bit of an overkill, though.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
  935. Alliyah

    Safety would be best to think about because u would not be alive or be injured or be robed of some sort of bad way if u let out any personal things about urself. I would think privacy would be good also but not as important as safety...

    November 23, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
  936. Ben

    I like the feeling of when I know I'm safe and if that's what it takes to keep this country safe. Then I'm ok with that . I rather be padded down then die because the security isn't good enough.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:50 pm |
  937. Ben

    I don't know why everything has to change. Sometimes I like the old way better and the new security check is o ne of thoose times. What was wrong with the old way?

    November 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  938. Ben

    I'm glad to see that they are tring to keep are country safe, but this is a little far.

    November 23, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  939. Aaron

    ...Safety is important but the full body scan I think is a invasion of privacy...

    November 23, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  940. Ben

    Being safe is one thing ,but invading someones privacy is another thing and they are invading someone privacy.

    November 23, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  941. Tim

    I think the system has the right idea, but it does violate the fourth amendment that states that you cannot search without a good reason. Also, they dont necassarily pick at random, for example sometimes they dont pick someone who looks like a terrorist because they dont want to be accused of racial profiling.

    November 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  942. Daniel

    I think safety is very important but when it comes to privacy theres a limit.

    November 23, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  943. Connor

    I think that they should just do an x-ray if their are any objects, but not the x-ray being to close to show body parts. They should not pat down people because that would make people feel very uncomfortable.

    November 23, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  944. justin

    safety is more important.

    November 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  945. Visuth

    Some people prefer privacy over safety. But I prefer safety over privacy since I got nothing to hide from airport security. I do understand people who prefer privacy over safety, since they don't want anyone seeing a full body X-rays of them self, cause we don't know if the airport security keeps the X-rays scan or not.

    November 23, 2010 at 11:08 pm |
  946. Jaylene

    i think that you should get the pat down if you are selected for it whether or not you have medical conditiion. It will be better for everone's safety.

    November 23, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  947. shirley

    I think people have the right to have privacy and TSA needs to find a way by doing a body check but not every part of your and also hte TSA has the right becauesjust one person couid put alot of people in danger so it is both ways

    November 24, 2010 at 3:06 am |
  948. Jordan

    Would you rather have a person get on the plane with a bomb, or would you rather just go through the scanner and be able to feel safe while on the plane? I would much rather feel safe.

    November 24, 2010 at 7:11 am |
  949. Jeremy

    I think it's a good thing that the United States is stepping up in security. I would be able to move on if I had to be patted down.

    November 24, 2010 at 8:19 am |
  950. karim

    i dont like lines in the airport and i dont like to be patted down because i think that they treat me like a terroist and i dont know if the machines are safe or not for your health so i prefer passing through metal detector

    November 24, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  951. Sarah

    I think it's a good thing that the airports are doing for us. If we want safety there are a few things we'll have to do that we don't like.

    November 24, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  952. Meiko

    True, people need privacy but I'd rather be scanned/searched than be killed in a plane bombing. In the case that people don't want to cooperate they can suffer through the consequences.

    November 24, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  953. Tess

    Privacy is not a privilege. Putting people through vigorous scans to see if they're carrying anything dangerous isn't really all that necessary. The "pat down" is more like a "feel down" and is anything but professional, and the scan is just embarrassing. We deserve better.

    November 24, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  954. Iglesias

    The TSA should take it down a notch, but just as long as my family can come and visit without being delayed or mistreated of there privacy then I don't have a problem with it.

    November 24, 2010 at 11:33 am |
  955. Ashtyn

    I think it’s a good idea to have such a protective security, people need to get over the whole “ its my personal space” because they’re doing it for you, so that you stay alive we should be grateful that they are trying to get a better security.

    November 24, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  956. Conner

    I think body scans are neccery to a airport, but they have to think about if it was them and how they would feel.Theres a limit to what airports can do to protect us and have our privacy

    November 24, 2010 at 11:55 am |
  957. Kimberly

    I think that they should not have this system because it is privacy.
    people who want pivacy should have it.

    November 24, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  958. nicholas

    who cares about privacy safety is more importent i mean you dont want another 9/11 now do you?

    November 24, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  959. Kade

    I think Safety is more better than privacy, cause you could get seriously injured without safety. I would rather have Safety than Privacy...

    November 24, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
  960. Melissa

    Sure, safety is important. But a pat down is way over the top. One's privacy should be respected. There should be other ways to keep our nation safe. Having pat downs could lead to a drop in travel through air.

    November 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm |
  961. Katie

    I agree that it is very important to be safe. But with all of the new technology, there has to be another way to check if anyone is concealing any dangerous weapons, without invading and violating their privacy.

    November 24, 2010 at 3:29 pm |
  962. Andetha

    I think that they are thinking about other peoples safety but they shouldn't go that far with the searches.....Well maybe if some ne looks suspicious!

    November 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm |
  963. Joel

    When it comes to safety theres no limit.

    November 24, 2010 at 3:40 pm |
  964. grayson

    when it comes to safety on a airplane privacy in no mach. I like the pat down but if we could cange it a little so it did not show so much that wood be great.

    November 24, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  965. Nathan

    I think people have privacy rights, but safety still comes first.

    November 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
  966. Quentin

    I think that i would go with going through the scanner because it's better than getting a full body search

    November 24, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  967. LAN

    I stand on privacy. I looked up some things on the news and it turns out that some government officials don't go through the scan or pat-down. Well, in a democracy, we are all equal, so I believe people should be able to walk through without the scan or the pat-down if we say no. Target people who look like they could be a potential threat. And, in all honesty, I would rather die with my plane being blown to bits by another underwear-bomber than to have to be put through such humiliation. My body is NOT for anyone else to see, as such, they should remove the scans.

    Also, they say they are "Profiling" but aren't saving the images. How can they "profile" without saved images to know when they see that person again? They are sending out two different messages and showing special favors to those of the government. As a citizen born and raised an American and a radical equal-rights supporter, I say that it is wrong and vile. Not only do they tarnish the "democracy" this country loves to tote around on its sleeve, but they also violate the people who call themselves home born Americans. I could care less if another woman was the one patting me down, I would feel just as disgusting, if not more so, than if it was a man!

    I swear never to step foot in a terminal so long as they have these ridiculous precautions that step over my right to privacy of lifestyle.

    November 24, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  968. allie

    the whole patting down in the ari ports thing i do not agree to i have to go through that soon and i dont want to be patted down some random strager what every happend to privacy huh?

    November 24, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  969. Estefany

    i think that privacy because they scan your body and find something and ask you but it turns out it's your pears belly button so please i need privacy!

    November 24, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  970. Chelsea

    I think they have a good mind about this whole thing. Your privacy would be totally gone if are safety came last. Those terrosits are people who are out of the mind of the average american. There is no telling what they would do! They could totally take over and invade our privacy! Then the people whould want safety! It would be too late by then.

    November 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm |
  971. Daniel

    safety is important but when it comes to privacy theres a limit.

    November 24, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  972. Sara

    I think that it is a safe to use it, i wouldnt like people going threw my suitcases but it takes what it takes to have all the people on that plane be safe.

    November 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm |
  973. Nancy

    I know security is a problem and needs to be fixed but, the screening and pat-down or just too much of an invasion of privacy. I mean, I would feel very wierd with somebody doing that to me! They should find another way that's just as safe!

    November 24, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
  974. Renee

    I think its not okay for people too touch other people's bodies....
    Its just not polite, they could just hire dogs to sniff the people out.

    November 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm |
  975. Kendall

    I think its really not good to have an invasion of privacy. I mean , Invasion of privacy is a law so really , technically police are breaking the law so i dont really know

    November 24, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  976. Kylie

    I think this is a huge invasion of privacy and need to syop

    November 24, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  977. Justin

    I think safety is imporant but when it comes to privacy i think people should get a way to get their bodies checked with out an invasion of privacy because mabey someone standing there would peek at their computers, so im with saftey but only if it is private

    November 24, 2010 at 9:39 pm |
  978. nicky

    i think we should keep doing what we are but they should make it less physical but like my parents always say safety first.

    November 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  979. nicky

    well I'm also for privacy because if i had something deeply personal i wouldn't want anyone to see it but then again i wouldn't want to be blown out of the sky by a suicide bomber

    November 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  980. Near

    Privacy is nice to have, but security is a necessity. What good will privacy give you if you're not safe?

    November 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  981. Emily

    I don't really like the fact of the limited amount of privacy, but we have to remeber its for our own safety. I think we all want to be able to fly an airplane and get to the place we are flying to alive.

    November 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  982. Evan

    I don't think they should do this because its like strangers looking at your private parts in the scanning machine and I think its highly Inapropiate.

    November 24, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  983. Mike

    i believe that safety and privacy are on the same terms because some people would not like to get touched by people they have never seen in their lives but i will give my vote to safety because you might want to make it home for thanksgiveing or christmas!!!!!but theres people who would also disagree with me so on a account of 50% to 50%

    November 24, 2010 at 11:34 pm |
  984. Dylan

    All they worry about is weather someone has a bomb on themselves, i mean what about diseases people could have. If they are not gonna do something right then don`t do it at all!!!

    November 24, 2010 at 11:47 pm |
  985. julie

    i think that both the body scan and the pat downs are not helping at all. and at the same time they are invading peoples privacy. the body scanner and the pat down only show and tell you what is on the outside of that persons body. and now that terrorists PROBABLY know about this ( only showing the out side) they are going to start (if they already haven't) putting bombs on the inside. i think we should go with what Israel does. they put people in groups and pick who is suspicious. and they really don't have any problems.

    November 25, 2010 at 8:58 am |
  986. pat

    lauren you are exactly right, no full body scanner or pat-down is going to stop a terrorist. they are so sick that they put bombs in their own babies!!! they don't care what happens to them. we need to think of a solution that provides both security AND privacy for the American people.

    November 25, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  987. julie

    these sick moronic freaks need a better idea. this is so dumb!!! how can they not see that???? we need our security, we honestly do, but the body scanners and the paT-downs don't provide security or privacy. i say privacy.

    November 25, 2010 at 9:45 am |
  988. Emma

    i understand that you would rather your life than privacy. but this is not saving either!!!! haven't you heard that people can have and will put bombs inside them and their babies and children. they (terrorists) are sick freaks and a body scanner and a pat-down are not about to stop them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 25, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  989. Jonathan

    I just think that both are safe. But in some cases, there kind of wrong. If you ask me, I think that they have got to a point where their checking everyone. It's just so wrong to do that. If I where there, I would be so freaked out for them to do that. There probably isn't going to be another bomb. I don't like it at all! Whay must they do that?

    November 25, 2010 at 10:32 am |
  990. Rachelle

    I think that the idea of these security checks is to make sure safety is available not the idea of privacy. I think that if something such as 9/11 ever attempted to occur again we would be very thankful for these security checks.

    November 25, 2010 at 11:52 am |
  991. madi

    people need there privacy but at the same time with all that has been happening it seems logical

    November 25, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  992. Ricky

    Safety is first priority in the TSA's mind, along with everyone else. You may have a right to your own privacy, but no body has the right to put everyone around them in danger.

    November 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  993. gemma

    i think that we do need security BUT we also need privacy. and the body scanners and the pat-downs do not provide either. the body scanner has radiation and it only shows what is on the outside. and the pat-downs only tell you what is on the outside also. these morons need to think of a solution that provides BOTH security AND privacy. the TSA needs to think of something better then this.

    November 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  994. Shakiki

    well personally, i feel that security is too tight at airports. but anymore that is a good thing. the security keeps citizens safe. i would rather have an invasion of privacy than a loss of security.

    November 25, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  995. patty

    it is not pathetic it is the peoples opinion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we are saying what we think of the body scanner and the pat-down!!!!!! we will not be forced to do it!! we don't ever have to fly if we don't want to!!

    November 25, 2010 at 5:57 pm |
  996. erik

    sometimes it is good to have a little privacy but what has happend through the year saftey is more important

    November 25, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  997. Brock

    The TSA is doing this for protection. The People should be greatful to get great security while most other countries don't

    November 25, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  998. ericka

    I think privacy doesnt matter when your facing agenst safety.Safety is the first important thing in life and i think everyone shouldnt care about privacy if they want to be safe.This s only my opinoun but people should be with me beacause life is what matters most

    November 25, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  999. Vallery

    I think the balance of safety and privacy has been tampered. Though I rather go through a machine than go through another 9-11.

    November 25, 2010 at 8:08 pm |
  1000. Christian

    I think people should have their privacy.If I went in I would do it but would not like it

    November 25, 2010 at 8:31 pm |
  1001. lucy

    i think that those pat downs and full body scans are useful. they are for our saftey and well being.

    November 25, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  1002. sirsupassara

    I think everything have a reason. Safety is importent. Preventive measure must be not over the limit of privacy. Everybody like privacy, I'am too. But we would choose safety because we have a person who is waiting you come back.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:59 am |
  1003. jamal

    i don't car abot privacy. i vot securiti. becas wat if ther is a video gam that wil get scaned and they don't let u tak it??

    November 26, 2010 at 11:05 am |
  1004. Rebecca

    Safety is important but I think that people should have their privacy.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  1005. Shelby

    TSA just crossed the line between privacy and safety

    November 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  1006. Katlyn

    Well, I want my family to be safe. The scan takes a minuet to do and the pat-down maybe two plus, the scan is nothing more than a X-ray. If you let your doctors give you an X-ray at the hospital, then why not have one taken at the airport so you can be safe? They only see your bones or something thats not suppose to be there like a gun, not whats under your clothes.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  1007. Kaitlin

    I think both are fine but privacy is a bit more important.Because you dont want people snooping or pokeing around your persenol stuff that is not right

    November 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm |
  1008. Nastassja

    I do agree that safety comes first, but I think it's taken too far when they're patting down a 3 year old child just to make sure they don't have a bomb in their underwear. I think they should take a different approach on the issue.

    November 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  1009. saul

    it is good that the airports check people so that flights can be safer also safer for everyone on land

    November 26, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  1010. Danielle

    It is nice to know that we are taking a step towards being more secure, but there has to be a line drawn somewhere. Some of the stories in the news are just ridcouls

    November 26, 2010 at 11:36 pm |
  1011. Reese

    Some maybe wondering if the TSA regulation violates the US Constitution or its Amendments. The concerned section,the Fourth Amendment states about search and seizure being permissible as an administrative search under the assumption it is ,"no more intrusive or intensive than necessary, in light of current technology, to detect weapons or explosives." So the question is this more intrusive or intensive then necessary to detect weapons, my answer, yes! If the government wants to protect, its citizens from terrorism, so be it! As long as it is only for protection, and isn't being used for any other information , I don't see why it wouldn't be okay.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:15 am |
  1012. Evan

    People really need to stop complaining about extra security at airports, pat downs are only done to people who have triggered alarms. And also, what would you rather have happen, being given a pat down or having a terrorist on a plane with you.

    November 27, 2010 at 8:02 am |
  1013. Ashley

    I dont think they are taking it to far with the privacy its about time that we have some real security!!

    November 27, 2010 at 9:37 am |
  1014. Kaylee

    True, people need privacy. On the other hand people need to be safe. TSA has a good idea but there has to be another way.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  1015. Sarah

    I believe that checking bags is a good idea, but also not a good idea. People should be entitled to their privacy, always. As a result, maybe airports should have a better way to check baggage, like asking all patrons to keep all metal and/or plastic OUT of bags, and into separate ones. This is a little more helpful because clothes and other non plastic/metal can be left alone in another bag. But still, we need privacy.

    November 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm |
  1016. deborah

    i think that it is wrong for them to looking at your body in the mechine

    November 27, 2010 at 2:34 pm |
  1017. Emma

    I know that the security guards at airports are just trying to keep everybody safe, but some of the things they are doing are a complete invasion of privacy. I think they should lay off a little bit. Not many people want to be patted down and searched when all they are doing is trying to get to where they want to be.

    November 27, 2010 at 2:49 pm |
  1018. Justice

    I get that the government wants people to be safe when traveling and avoid disasters but isn't there a way to do that without intruding people's personal space. Not every plane with have someone trying to hurt other people.

    November 27, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  1019. Emma

    I understand that some people think its wrong for others to look at you like that but i also understand that people who aren't checked enough might have found a way to sneak onto the plane with a gun and they could possibly shoot me or my family.

    November 27, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  1020. hannah

    i think safetyy is inportant,but i also like my privacy if the goverment can send a man to the moon they can figure out another way to make sure everything is safe

    November 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  1021. Margaret

    I personally think people NEED to know they are safe in an airport, and if they don't know that they won't want to go through security.The TSA might have invaded poeple's privacy, which would make people feel uncomfortable, but at least they would know everyone is having this check so they are safe.

    November 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm |
  1022. Robyn

    You need privacy but also safety. So it just depends on the person.

    November 28, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  1023. Ashlyn

    I saw a full body scaner when I went to the airport a while ago. I tought that if i was put in a situation where someone had a bomb or gun, then I would have wanted one of those. When you life is 'in danger wouldn't you want something like that too? Thats my point, I know it is a privacy issue, but would you want you life over saftey anytime? I know the people who stopped the underwear bo'mber would gladly want this. Also less people would have been killed 'then. So what do you say Safty or your life?

    November 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm |
  1024. Jasmine

    I think it's great that the Airports are adding extra safety precautions but too many of the procedures violate your privacy. I think that the airports could find ways to ensure that everyone is safe without violating their privacy.

    November 29, 2010 at 8:06 am |
  1025. Dava

    I think both are pretty important. First saftey is most important. I bet you would rather have your life than privacy. But its also important to have your own privacy to. Because if you have somthing thats privite then i guess they will have to see it.

    November 29, 2010 at 8:12 am |
  1026. Sammy

    Why can't people walk in between two walls!!?!
    Do you want a terrorist to not be checked and kill everyone!?!!
    Would you rather be checked, or die?!!??

    November 29, 2010 at 9:32 am |
  1027. Sammy

    I do not get it with you guys, who cares if a guy sees a picture!!

    November 29, 2010 at 9:35 am |
  1028. alex

    the TSA is just trying to make sure no one has a bomb or anything so , i think it is ok for the pat downs.

    November 29, 2010 at 10:21 am |
  1029. dustin

    i thank it is safety then privacy becoue better safety then dieing i dont wont to die

    November 29, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  1030. jaron

    i think it is right to sacrifice alittle privacy for safety

    November 29, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  1031. Jasmine

    I'm on the security side more than the privacy side. Okay, I know that people would like their privacy and have the right to protect that, but reality is that people these days have lost their minds and are tryin' to bomb air planes. If you didn't notice, that 's killing tons of people: friends, family, and children! Seriously, I say it's worth having security going through my bags if it means doing so to save peoples' lives. P.S. It's not like the security is going to take your things, they're looking through the bags right in front of you!! 😉

    November 29, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  1032. Eliza

    I think Safety is importent but peapole need there privacy.
    Mabe they could try somethin differnt??

    November 29, 2010 at 11:59 am |
  1033. aaron

    i like being safe so i really would not mind

    November 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  1034. Meaghan

    I would rather be safe than be shot down by a bomb

    November 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  1035. Valentine

    Before the TSA made these rules they were already catching the criminals. Bombs are metal and the TSA put in metal detectors. That would catch the bombs, right? You had to go through the occasional pat down but not very often. Why can't we go back to that?

    November 29, 2010 at 3:38 pm |
  1036. amy

    i think that it would only be safe if they ceeked the people the went on a plane because if they didn`t it could put others in danger

    November 29, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
  1037. Leah

    Id reather undergo the scan rather than have the guy sitting in the seat behind me have a bomb in his underpants!

    November 29, 2010 at 4:11 pm |
  1038. Kevin

    I would say safety is more better privacy!

    I VOTE FOR SAFETY!!!! 🙂

    November 29, 2010 at 7:24 pm |
  1039. Taylor

    I think it ould be great because you dont even know if some bomer is going to hop on a plane and kill hundereds of inosent lives.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:41 am |
  1040. dean

    its a good idea, in my opinion i think that if they got to the U.S that they should stay. Why because they are Americans and should be treated As Americans.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:38 am |
  1041. Hailey

    People don't deserve to have their privacy violated. Terrorists will always find a way to get their weapons past security.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm |
  1042. Samantha

    People don't deserve to have their privacy invaded. The x-ray machine is absolutely out of proportion. What about the radiation? If you travel a lot, say for work. And before every flight you have to get x-rayed? Thats not good for your health.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  1043. Phoebe

    This security thing may be a good way to stop terrorists, but it is a total violation of your privacy. You have the right to keep your privacy to yourself, not a total stranger.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm |
  1044. Amy

    There is a line that separates safety and privacy, and it shouldn't be crossed. Some of the searches may make people feel uncomfortable, and for a good reason. The best solution maybe that they could be able to complain about being pat somewhere that makes sense that it would feel comfortable. The truth may be that the security guard may feel uncomfortable too, and there might be other ways to search if a person has a weapon.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:33 pm |
  1045. Katie

    The TSA is crossing the line. Having the body scans and pat downs is an invasion of privacy. Everyone has the right to their own privacy. They scan everyone or pat down everyone. If the person doesn't look suspicious then why check them. With all the people unemployed hire some to figure out a way to make scanners that detect substances used to make weapons and bombs instead of the scans and pat downs.they made one for detecting metal why not other substances.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  1046. stephanie

    i like my privesy and so do thousands of others!!!! I wonder how many people are going to go by plane now for thanksgiving!!!!! :):):):):):):):):)

    November 30, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  1047. stephanie

    it makes me feel mad just hearing about it!!!!!!!!!! 😦

    November 30, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  1048. stephanie

    i guess saftey now that i think of it is important too!!! 🙂

    November 30, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  1049. James

    I thing that she should NOT be sent back. She didn't have a choice because she was so young! If she stays she might discover something really cool. I think you should send her parents back, but not her. I think if we send her back she will get very upset and then help the Koreans plan an attack on the U.S. She has already gotten compfortable here and it would be cruel to send her back when she has all these friends.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  1050. misti

    i rather have safety than privicey because if you have to much privecy bad things could happen.................................................................

    December 1, 2010 at 11:09 am |
  1051. Tim

    privacy is a right that we all have and you should be able to keep but privacy should be keept but not at the price of our nations well being

    December 1, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  1052. courtney

    safety is important but privacy is key to individuality! i would feel safer on a plane full of confident people who weren't just nakedly scanned or sexually assaulted than a plane full of people who where! since when did our society of common people become guilty until proven innocent??? like Benjamin Franklin said! "those who trade liberty for security, deserve neither!" go Mr. Franklin!

    December 1, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
  1053. courtney

    also i would like to say that safety is of course important but... i wouldn't trade that for a pat down any day!!! everyday is a mystery and were not guaranteed another! its more dangerous to get in my car and drive to school then to get on a plane, there aren't 5,000 airplanes on the "sky highway" i think that the t.s.a. is outrageous and inappropriate, un-called for, and an invasion of privacy completely! send us through a metal detector! make me empty my pockets! i'll even take off my shoes if ya need me to! but i will not go to an airport and buy a ticket that has no information of the t.s.a. search on it, and then go through that machine!!! its crazy!

    December 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  1054. Tananrat

    I think safety is more important than privacy. I mean.I understand that privacy is the best policy,but being safe is better than having privacy.

    December 2, 2010 at 2:47 am |
  1055. marie

    Safety and Privacy both are really important, but in my opinion I stand on the safety I think security more important than privacy.
    First, if that country without responsibility on the security system it might be at risk to the crime. I mean security systems can protect those countries and citizen’s life from a dangerous situation for instance the bomb, hijacking, murder etc. second, it can keeping your safety. You can trust and happy on your trip if everyone on plane were checked by TSA.You not fear someone have weapons in their suitcases. Third, I think it not awesome to checked your suitcase if you do not hide unlawful things.
    Finally, although I stand on the safety but sometimes I want the privacy on trip. It would be better if I have safety and privacy at the same time.

    December 2, 2010 at 6:30 am |
  1056. Daikysha

    Okay I understand that they are having very strict policies about privacy and all but I think they are really ruining out privacy.

    December 2, 2010 at 10:25 am |
  1057. Megan

    The issue of safety verses privacy is a tricky one. If you are to cross the line and go to far with a safety precaution, people will get offended, but if you allow someone, or something to get through security, it's an even bigger issue. Ethan says "I believe safety always comes before privacy. People should understand that and accept that idea." But what if you were the person being searched, or questioned right in the middle of the security line? What if there were personal items you wanted to stay personal? While I do agree with this statement, there is also a side of me that disagrees. Privacy is a large issue in America, and telling some one to get over the fact that they are being search, they are having someone else go though their things and touch their bodies, is not the best advice on the issue.
    My opinion about the topic is yes, safety comes before privacy, but to a certain degree. Don't let someone feel extreme embarrassment while you search their luggage or bodies in public. Privacy to me is a large issue, and if someone is going to question me about private items or issues, I would prefer them to do it in a private matter. Our security at the air ports is pretty decent, but there does need to be more guidelines put into place.

    December 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  1058. Raven

    Privacy vs. safety is a big concern, but honestly its better to be on the safe side. Sure, it would bother me, but its not ok to compromise yours and other passengers safety.

    December 2, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  1059. emma

    well you never know i mean it is a violation of privacy but then again they are just trying to keep people safe

    December 2, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  1060. Kiley

    I believe neither scanning or being patted down is necessary, when we already are protected by being scanned by a medal detector. The fourth amendment of the US constitution, it clearly states that,"...us people of the USA have the right to be secure in our homes, papers, and effects against UNREASONABLE SEARCHES and seizures, WE SHALL NOT BE VIOLATED..." Therefore, me as a US citizen have the choice of weather or not we want to be patted down or scanned, and in my opinion, I take both of those checks as a violation of myself.

    December 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
  1061. Lena

    I value my privacy, but my safety is overall more important to me. Still, there is a thin line between security and invasion of privacy. I went to the airport recently and they were more than a tad overcautious...

    December 2, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  1062. Dante

    😡

    December 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  1063. Lucy

    I think the new airport security is reasonable and they should continue with it because with the new technology in the world, any person could have some type of bomb or weapon inside of their body but still accessible. If the country wants to continue protecting everyone, they need to do what they can to check everyone for anything that could be hiding anywhere.

    December 3, 2010 at 8:42 am |
  1064. Connor

    Unless I'm wrong their is no rule against the play, so yeah its smart thinking.

    December 3, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  1065. matthew

    i would want to go in it because its a free x-ray, and i dont rilly care if they see my bones.

    December 3, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  1066. Guffey

    I believe that it shouldn't be up to a handful of unhappy passengers. After what's happened in the past, people should be glad they're making such a dramatic change. It's for the good of everyone, not to inconvenience those with a short temper and even shorter patience.

    December 3, 2010 at 1:20 pm |
  1067. Sara

    I believe safety always comes before privacy. People should understand that and accept that idea. I would ask those people," What would you want more? Your Privacy or r the fact that you are safe and you will not be harmed by anyone?".

    December 3, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  1068. alondra

    I think you should have your privacy but at the same time the one person you dont check will cost many peoples lives

    December 3, 2010 at 1:25 pm |
  1069. Brad

    It would be a bad thing to have to wait in line for security at the airport but it would be even worse to be sitting next to someone with a bomb on the plane. I belive that it is a good thing that they are doing to keep us safe.

    December 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
  1070. Jada

    i mean it`s okay to be padded but not all the way .it is an invasion of privicy and it seems so irratating in ways alot of you could understand. maybe it s unsafe or is it ?

    December 3, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  1071. Jada

    i know we should be safe and alllllll but i do not want to be handled in a disgusting way

    December 3, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  1072. Sarah

    I think that they are just trying to keep everyone safe and NOT try and burst any body's personal space button. Safety is a very important issue they have in airports and I agree with the security is security and there is nothing you can do about it. So what, they just look in a incommutable place of your body for not even a minute and if they see something suspicious then they ask you to step a side over and interview you!! It is not bad at all. People are getting too worked up about it.

    ~ Sarah ~

    December 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm |
  1073. Valentine

    Security is deeply important, but privacy is an important factor of this debate, also. I believe airports should check any suspicious-looking people. It would be absurd for airlines to inspect young children, like kindergartners. Airlines should only full-body check adults and teenagers. Anyone below twelve, I think, should be able to go onto an airplane without having to go through a full-body monitor.

    December 3, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  1074. Ben

    I would rather be safe and not be on a plane with a bomb on it but i still wouldn't want anyone patting me down like that!

    December 4, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  1075. Jeremiah

    I really thinks it's a safe to travel, i do not think that privacy is being reduced just for a security check.They should have that at all airports and also my opinion is to make it a law!!

    December 4, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  1076. Tracey

    There is a line to be drawn between safety and privacy. I don't want to be invaded by someone I don't even know! Hey, I don't want to be invaded by someone I do know! Don't get me wrong, I want to be safe where ever I go, but no one is even safe in their own home these days.

    December 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  1077. Jasmine

    This is tough but in the end I have to go with safety. I want the U.S. to be safe and if this is what has to be done to be sure of that, then so be it. Besides no matter what way we do it someone will be upset about it. If you don't like it don't fly.

    December 5, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
  1078. Nathan

    Well from what I went through with going through the security checkpoint in San Francisco to go to London during my thanksgiving vacation I actually felt a lot safer with being patted down instead of going through the body scanner because when people go through the body scanner people feel violated and that is where a line has to be drawn. I am totally against the body scanners that the TSA has people go through cause it is just a violation of peoples privay. So the people should take a stand against TSA regulations

    December 6, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  1079. Ben

    i think they should stop with the security that they've put at the airport because the airlines will lose a lot of money because people dont wanna fly because of the security, plus there are other ways of tracking terrorists, ways that the government and the civilians will agree on

    December 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm |
  1080. alvaro

    I think they should stop scaning or patting people down becuse they are not use to that and thats a very bad way to be in peoples business!

    December 6, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  1081. sophia

    i think that the {tsa} has made a great dessison by putting a rule and a relegion to fly safer

    December 6, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  1082. Tiffany

    This is very controversial topic. I would much rather ensure my saftey first. But the constitution Amendment IV states that The right of the people to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. So the people don't have to be searched. But i'd give up my privacy to ensure my saftey.

    December 7, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  1083. Lauren

    They should only search through the bags if there is something suspicious inside. As for pat downs and strip searches, those should only be conducted if a full body weapon/metal/explosive/liquid detector goes off.

    December 8, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  1084. Zoey

    I think that some people need to get over the fact that they need to take precautions if they want to be safe. But at the same the security checks are an invasion of privacy. But the travelers are the ones choosing to travel so if they want to be safe it's worth it.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:49 am |
  1085. Elise

    I think safety before privacy.
    You have to be safe to have privacy..

    December 9, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  1086. Jordan

    I think that they should do whatever it takes to keep us safe. Would you rather lose your life or privacy?

    December 9, 2010 at 10:25 am |
  1087. Jesse

    I would rather have my life over my privacy because bombs on planes with lots of people doesnt soud like aa play date to me.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  1088. Camille

    I'm not really sure what to think of this. Of course, me and every other American want to be safe when traveling on airlines, but we also have a personal and private right to whether or not we want to be patted down by airport security. I can understand a standard check, but the things that we're having to do are just outrageous.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  1089. Heather

    I think that its kind of a good idea but not to the point that they are doing it. Its a little extreme the way they get right in there and touch your body. I wouldn't really want to have that done to me.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  1090. Isaac

    I think dog should sniff the bags. Thats why we have them... Right?

    December 9, 2010 at 2:51 pm |
  1091. Daniel

    I am with safe i don't care as much about personal privacy as i do saftey but what would you care about privacy or your life

    December 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm |