Thanks To Airplane II, We Scan Our Bodies At Airports
Standing with your hands in the air, while a machine scans your entire body may not be the most glamorous way to start your vacation, but it’s a small price to pay for increased security while traveling. And you know what they say, “safety first”! But can you believe that the idea of airport body scanners was inspired by a movie? In 1982, the film “Airplane II: The Sequel” showed passengers waiting to fly on a lunar shuttle having to walk through an alien-like body scanner. While the movie may not have been a blockbuster hit, it sure made an impact on airport security. Who would have thought that a comedic parody could lead to a billion-dollar industry? But let’s be real, as long as you’re not smuggling in anything illegal, there’s nothing to fear from those airport body scanners. So, next time you’re getting scanned, just think of it as a fun way to start your vacation and take a moment to imagine yourself as a space traveler (Luxurlist).