“Modesty shields” for shy flyers hit the market


With full-body scanners going into airports around the country, a Las Vegas company is selling shields designed to protect your, er, intimate areas from scrutiny.

They cost $10 for men and $17 for women (who get three of the 2-millimeter-thick rubber panels). But a spokesman for Flyingpasties.com conceded that the shields have not been tested under an airport scanner to see if they can block the X-rays or radio waves.

What’s more, a Transportation Security Administration official pointed out that if a scanner detects any object underneath a passenger’s clothing that is not skin, that passenger will be pulled aside for a full-body pat-down search.

Sounds like the modest should just opt for the pat-down.