After the failed Christmas Day bombing of Northwest flight 253, Europe weighs new measures to guarantee passenger safety. The U.S. has announced more stringent checks on passengers from 14 countries.
Some experts argue that transit airports should implement stricter security screening for passengers from developing countries with poor security.
To take a closer look at how countries around the world are approaching airline security, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Patrick Smith, a pilot who writes a weekly air travel column at Salon.
Should travelers be subjected to more intrusive security measures — including full body scans — that threaten their personal privacy?
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