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No Pat-Down, No-Fly List? Air Travel Gets Even Friskier

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(Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

(Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — As the holiday season approaches, Americans are once again set to fly the friendly skies, but with federal officials warning of a renewed terrorism threat and heightened security measures, more passengers may have dispositions that are less than cheerful.

Commercial flying has grown increasingly stressful since Sept. 11, 2001, and security officials are more sensitive than ever to unruly behavior among disgruntled passengers, even before the Transportation Security Administration began rolling out its new pat-down procedures. So can getting a little uppity over a late flight land you on a “no-fly” list?

KFWB’s travel expert, Rudy Maxa, host of “Rudy Maxa’s World, joins KFWB’s Maggie McKay

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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