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"A Sign Of The Times?"

A woman said she drove home to San Diego from Denver rather than submit to what she viewed as an intrusive search by airport security screeners.

Ava Kingsford, 36, of San Diego said she was flagged down for a pat-down search at Denver International Airport last month as she prepared to board a flight home with her 3-month-old son.

I’m not going to criticize the woman, I’ve often felt like doing this. The risk manager in me wants to scream, too. Driving that far is far riskier than flying. And we wonder that airlines are failing left and right?

(USAToday, “Woman drives home rather than submit to airport search,” via Secondary Screening.)