There are already 650 full body scanners at 150 airports across the nation. Cincinnati, Louisville and Indianapolis all have them, now Lexington can be added to the list. Right now, two full body scanners are being installed and tested at the Blue Grass Airport. The Transportation Security Administration calls these advanced imaging scanners a significant security upgrade for the airport. This technology will be used in conjunction with the metal detectors that are already up and running at the airport.
A TSA spokesperson says that fliers shouldn’t see any delays at the security checkpoint. The biggest change will be that fliers will have to remove everything from their pockets, not just metallic items, but also non-metallic things.
Fliers can choose not to go through the full body scanners and submit to a pat-down instead. Both of the full body scanners will be up and running in the next few days.