Just in time for my trip to the US next week...USA TodayFliers face tighter screening for explosives
WASHINGTON — Starting Monday, the government will intensify airport screening...
More discretion. TSA screeners will be given greater authority to refer passengers for extra scrutiny if clothing looks bulky, misshapen or otherwise suspicious. Some passengers also will receive expanded pat-downs when screeners consider it warranted. Currently, they concentrate mostly on arms and legs. Now, they'll be able to pat other areas if they look suspicious. TSA spokeswoman Yolanda Clark would not elaborate, citing security.
...Critics say additional pat-downs could make some people, especially young women, feel uncomfortable.