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IPFS News Link • Transportation: Air Travel

For disabled, airport security hassles are old hat

• AP
For air passengers already fed up with being hauled off to the side of the security line for a pat-down or facing aggressive questions about bulky clothing or odd items in their luggage, advocates for the disabled have this to say: Welcome to our lives.

For the disabled and infirmed - many forced to go through security lines in wheelchairs with ample hiding places for contraband, wearing prosthetic limbs that could harbor drugs or explosives or lugging oxygen tanks that could really contain god-knows-what - the added discomfort and inconvenience that many travelers are now experiencing is something they've put up with for years.