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Does the Bishop Airport in Flint Have a Scanner?


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Question: Does the Bishop Airport in Flint Have a Scanner?
Answer: Yesiree bob, the Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan, has scanners (AIT scanners, those millimeter wave and backscatter imaging machines that the TSA and Department of Homeland Security put into place after 9-11 as additional airport security measures (learn more). At most airports, all air passengers have to go though airport security checkpoints before getting on an airplane; if the airport has a scanner, you'll have a choice to walk through the scanner or get a patdown (and in some cases, go though a now old-fashioned metal detector).

So, just words to the wise: if you dislike the idea of the backscatter scanner, get to this Michigan airport a bit early so you'll have time to wait should you choose a patdown over the AIT scanner: though the TSA says it isn't so, waiting for a patdown at airport security is always, for us, a long wait. And the Flint airport is not very big: though the airport does still have an old fashioned metal detector, the chances of Bishop's airport security having the metal detector line and the scanner lines open at the same time is often slim.

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