For some trips, it will be faster than flying –- without the pat-down.
This came on the same day the agency defended the pat-down of a crying four-year-old in the Kansas airport.
It was in truth more of a stop, curse, and search far beyond a pat-down that would have detected a gun.
A "pat-down" search by definition is "a frisk or external feeling of the outer garments of an individual for weapons only."
Of course, anyone who watches cop shows knows what a pat-down search is.
The TSA's version of a pat-down will likely be both too intrusive for people to accept, and not intrusive enough to be effective.
“Very few people actually get the pat-down at all,” John Pistole, who runs the Transportation Security Administration, told me.
Reports were that he might be armed, and when we found him, the other detective gave him a pat-down search.
John Tyner was in San Diego on his way to a hunting trip when he was stopped for a pat-down.