A decade after 9/11, airport security measures are constantly evolving in an effort to keeping our skies safe, while also attempting to keep passengers from losing their minds at the security gate.
The pat-down, however, has drawn particular scrutiny. So much so that the state of Texas, at a point earlier this year, considered a bill that make it a crime for federal agents to touch a person's anus, genitals, buttocks or breasts without probable cause, according to the Los Angeles Times.
That bill died after the Department of Justice threatened to cancel flights in the state if it passed.
In September, a New York woman being treated for breast cancer was subjected to a pat-down at Kennedy Airport after a body scanning machine picked up tissue expanders placed in her breast as part of treatment, according to the New York Times.
What's your take? Have you ever been subjected to a pat-down? What was the experience like? Should the Transportation Security Administration nix pat-downs as part of the screening process or are they necessary to ensure safe travel? Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments.