Airlines security policies post 9/11
Rules for passengers with disabilities
Passengers with disabilities, medical conditions, or a prosthetic device that prevents them from removing their shoes, are required to notify a security officer for an additional screening that includes a visual and physical inspection. TSA also allows individuals assisting passengers with disabilities beyond the screening checkpoints. These individuals may be required to present themselves at the airlines' check-in desk and receive a "pass" allowing them to go through the checkpoint without a ticket. This program caters to all categories of disabilities (mobility, hearing, visual, and hidden).