The Transportation Security Administration announced new changes when it comes to how you go through the security lines at airports including Orlando International Airport.
The new rule has to do with body scanners. It may mean a longer wait time for you at the airport.
This Christmas Eve is full of people coming and going at Orlando International Airport. James Pierre Assaad arrived Thursday Morning from Melbourne, Australia.
"I really love Florida," He said.
Across Florida, and the United States, the TSA announced new changes to security procedures dealing with body scanners. Agents can now make anyone they want go through body scanners.
Pierre Assaad said "It does make me feel safer. Me being Lebanese, it’s a lot harder for me to travel than other people. But, I understand when they have to check me, because safety comes first.”
Gary Lavery, of Aurora, IL said “I think security should come first, rather than somebody’s personal comfort.”
The Screening process changes come in light of recent terror attacks. The changes would require full body scans for some travelers picked for enhanced screening, instead of giving them the option to be patted down.
You can still request a full pat-down instead, but that would be denied in some cases
Nadine Wakin, of Dallas, Texas said "I think that’s going to be a little more inconvenient. Seems like they’re already having everybody go through the body scanners.”
Other travelers had mixed emotions, particularly with questions about how this change could affect people in wheelchairs.
Dion Pace, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said "Some people can’t stand up. So, how are you going to make sure the country is safe and accommodate the person who’s in a wheelchair?”
Those changes are in affect now. So, be ready just in case, the next time you come to the airport.