With the busy Thanksgiving travel season just a few days away, a majority of air travelers say the Transportation Security Administration’s new security rules are unclear, according to a poll conducted in cooperation with the Consumer Travel Alliance.
A weekend survey of 547 air travelers found 56 percent of respondents were “more confused than ever” about the TSA rules, which include new name-matching requirements, a ban on printer cartridges and enhanced pat-down procedures for passengers who refuse full-body scans.
Just over 40 percent of the respondents said they felt “about the same” as before, when it comes to the TSA requirements. Only 3 percent said the rules were clear, and that they were less confused than before.
The results come at time when the issue of full-body scans has snowballed into a national issue. The TSA is aggressively pushing back against travelers who opt out of the scans and pat-downs, escorting them from the airport and, in extreme cases, threatening them with fines for allegedly refusing to cooperate.