Are Body Scanners the Answer? Readers Respond

Transportation Security Administration

Earlier this month we spoke to Jon Allen, a TSA spokesman, to get the low-down on the controversial full body scanners that will be popping up at airports around the country this year. We presented the facts and then we asked you, real travelers, what you thought about the machines. We heard from hundreds of readers, and while many thought the machines were an invasion of privacy, most people agreed they're worth the discomfort. Here, some comments from both sides: