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Private companies that were contracted with airlines or airports had provided airport screening before the September 11 2001 attacks Passengers walked through metal detectors and their carry-on bags were X-rayed Travelers could ware shoes through security and liquids could be brought on board Passengers were allowed to bring sharp objects on board such as pens small knives and box cutters As long as you did not possess any weapons there was no trouble in getting through security These are just a few of examples of how very lenient airport security was before 911 After 911 the government created the Transportation Security Administration TSA to insure passenger safetyThackeray Drastic changes in airport security since the creation of TSA have posed problems for its many passengers including the invasive searches and full-body scans The majority of people agree that these security measures are too intrusive Even though TSAs main priority is the safety of its passengers many people have had extremely unforgiving and horrific experiences with this type of security Its time to question whether the security measures that they have in place are as obtrusive as they can beIt can be agreed that since the attacks of 911 there was a need for a change in airport security Airport security needed to be tightened in order to guarantee passenger safety so that attacks like this would cease to happen again Rick Seaney in his article 9 Ways Security has changed since 911 discusses how these security measures have changed After Richard Reid a member of Al-Qaida got on a plane with a bomb in his shoe every shoe must be removed and ran through a scanner All baggage that passengers bring carryon and checked now must be screened When one threat is dealt with another emerges Thackeray The article 911 Transportation affirms this when it describes the 2006 event Officials in the United Kingdom reported a
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