Two women barred from flight to Pakistan for refusing full-body scan

3/03/10 Two Muslim women at Manchester Airport in England became the first passengers to refuse a full-body scan.

The women were traveling together to Islamabad when they were selected at random by security officials to be screened with the full-body scanner.

One of the women refused to pass through because of religious objections, while the other cited medical reasons.

Airport staff then informed the women that they would not be allowed to board the Pakistan International Airlines flight if they were not willing to be scanned.

The women agreed to forfeit their tickets, valued at about $600 each, and left the airport with their luggage.