- If a personal search is required you
may choose to remain in the public area or go to a private area for your screening. If you
refuse either option you will not be able to fly.
- You should be offered a private
screening before the beginning of a pat-down inspection if the pat-down will require the
removal or lifting of clothing and/or display of a covered medical device.
- You may request a private area for
your personal search at any time during the screening process.
- Your companion or assistant may
accompany you during the private screening to provide you with assistance.
- You may ask for a chair if you need to
sit down during the screening process.
- You may request a pat-down inspection
in lieu of going through the metal detector . You do not need to disclose why you
would like this option.
- If you have a disability, condition,
or implant, that you would like to remain private and confidential, ask the screener to
please be discreet when assisting you through the screening process.
- You have the right to ask a screener
to change her/his gloves during the physical inspection of your accessible property,
before performing a physical search (pat-down,) or any time a screener handles your
- Medication and related supplies that
are carried through a checkpoint are normally x-rayed. However, as a customer
service, BCAS now allows you the option of requesting a visual inspection of your
medication and associated supplies.
- You must request a visual inspection before
the screening process begins, otherwise you medications and supplies will undergo x-ray
- If you would like to take advantage of this
option, please have you medication and associated supplies separated from your other
property and in a separate pouch/bag when you approach the screener at the walk-through
metal detector. Request the visual inspection and hand your medication bag to the
- In order to prevent contamination or damage
to medication and associated supplies and/or fragile medical materials, you will be asked
at the security checkpoint to display, handle, and repack your own medication and
associated supplies during the visual inspection.
medication and/or associated supplies that cannot be cleared visually must be submitted
for x-ray screening. If you refuse, you will not be permitted to carry your
medications and related supplies into the sterile area.