End of Having to Remove Shoes in the US?

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  1. rwoman
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    From the Time Magazine blog...

    Airport Screening: Shoe Removal Policy Could Come to An End

    I'd be happy to see this happen! One of the things I appreciate in the EU...flip flops, running shoes, other "basic" shoes that do not contain metal, etc do not have to come off. Of course, nude-o-scopes are only limited use here as well.

    :)robin
     
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    Don't think it will last very long if it ever happens at all. Someone will try again with the shoe thing and we will be taking them off once more.
     
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    Just seems that this is one of those things that the TSA PR department sends out when the temperature gets a little too warm for them.
     
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    So, tell me again the benefits of "Trusted Traveler" if everyone can keep shoes on?
     
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    I will be so very very upset if this happens as I like saying "I'm wearing orthopedic shoes" and then getting my maSSSSage ;)
     
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    Avoiding stinky feet? ;)
     
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    Not being looked at naked and irradiated?

    TSA made a call to companies about a year ago (maybe a little less) for shoe-scanning devices. Sounds like the TSA might be liking what they are seeing in that R&D.

    The key word in the article comes at the header, "COULD." Government moves at a glacial pace, and Secretary Napolitano's "near future" description, in government-speak, could be years.

    Again, I think they're just pumping out some sunny PR in the tsunami of 9/11 anniversary articles that include the ridiculous and comical nature that is the TSA.
     
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    I don't believe that.
    THAT I believe
     
  9. Captain Oveur
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    I do. A line with everyone going into a scanner is unsustainable, and the TSA knows it.
     
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    TSO at ORF this afternoon stated that the scanner would be mandatory for all pax within two years. I expressed my disappointment, thanked him for his prediction and moved on, with the knowledge that another protein shake went undetected by the TSA.
     
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    Isnt the shoes off thing different from airport to airport...??
     

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