A 2015 audit found that screenings at airports showed some safety vulnerability. As a result, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has decided to use a more rigorous and through screening during "pat-downs"
|The new screening procedure will include "more intimate contact" than previously. The procedure will also apply to pilots and flight attendants. The TSA noted that there used to be five search options when a pat-down was being conducted. The 2015 audit revealed that small handguns and others weapons passed screening without being discovered.|