Nov 30, 2010
Many of the nation’s most frequent fliers — those who travel on business and who the airlines depend on for higher-priced fares — say they oppose new security screening methods at airports, and some are so disturbed that they are cutting back on air travel.
“I am eliminating as many flights as I can,” says John Steinberg, a doctor and healthcare consultant who’s taken about 50 round-trip flights this year.
Steinberg of Randsallstown, Md., says that for 10 other trips, he purposely didn’t take commercial flights so he could avoid having to go through full-body scanning machines or more intrusive pat-downs of his body.
Other members of USA TODAY’s panel of Road Warriors, battle-tested travel veterans who log millions of miles a year on business trips and voluntarily provide information to USA TODAY, view the new, controversial screening techniques similarly.
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 5:45 am