Pat-down 'worse than the gynecologist,' producer says
As the busiest travel days of the year approach, more and more passengers are accusing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of going too far with their screenings.
Earlier this month, the TSA began new security procedures in many airports including scans that produce images of the naked body and pat-downs.
One employee of ABC News who opted for the pat-down instead of the full body scan claimed that a TSA agent actually felt inside of her underwear.
"The woman who checked me reached her hands inside my underwear and felt her way around," said ABC News producer Carolyn Durand. "It was basically worse than going to the gynecologist."
"It was embarassing. It was demeaning. It was inappropriate," she said.
Other passengers are also complaining.