New Security Tool At Sioux Falls Regional Airport
by Jeff Rusack, Reporter
February 29, 2012 10:26 PM
Passengers will find something new when they make their way up the oddly angled escalators at Sioux Falls Regional Airport. A new full body scanner will join the TSA's arsenal, along side the x-ray machines and metal detectors.
While these scanners have worried passengers in the past about an invasion of privacy, some people in Sioux Falls welcome the added step of security.
"If you're talking about safety and travel, you can't really say small airports don't count and big ones do. So, I'm not to surprised that small airports have sophisticated equipment like the big ones. I think they probably should,” said traveler, Ed Giedgowd.
“I guess, I don't see a problem with it. It's just for safety,” said Candice Meson of Doland.
"I sort of figure it comes with the territory of travel," reiterated Giedgowd.
The scanners will be up and working later next week and it takes some by surprise that it's taken this long for the airport in Sioux Falls to get one.
"It's a little surprising. I don't see the logic between some airports getting them and some airports not. But, I understand the needs for security and it doesn’t surprise me,” said Giedgowd.
“Privacy, I guess, that's ok. But, safety is number one before privacy,” said Meson.
While the process of boarding a plane has changed over the past decade, new technology in Sioux Falls will have security agents taking a closer look at passengers before taking off.
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