Kim Wagner, customer service manager for TSA in Oklahoma City, said her office hasn't received any complaints regarding pat-downs of children.
“We have a kid-friendly screening area. We are one of several airports to include child-sized, decorated chairs to make it a more comfortable area for them in the event they or their parents require additional screening,” she said.
Pistole said he proposes using airlines' frequent flier accounts to identify trusted travelers. People who are willing to share information about themselves would be rewarded with an expedited screening. TSA is also re-evaluating the list of prohibited items. But the administration will always reserve the right to conduct random screenings, he said.
Pistole's comments were made Thursday during Southern Nazarene University's Peer Learning Network luncheon.
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Pat-downs for kids
Kim Wagner, customer service manager for TSA in Oklahoma City, said very few children receive pat-downs. When one becomes necessary, the following procedures apply: