Earlier this year I flew to the US, no problems experienced at any US airports regarding my pump. I declared it prior to arriving at the full body scanner, a shout of ‘Female pat down’ or ‘Female opt out’ was shouted and a female customs officer would be called. An in depth ish pat down would then be done but still in the open space which I was asked to consent to or I could have this done in private if I’d have preferred. My departure from LHR I was told everybody needed to go through the scanner and that was final. I chose to remove my pump as this seemed the easiest option. I’ve just returned from a flight which departed from Manchester. They wouldn’t do a pat down, they insisted I was safe to go through, insisting they have staff who go through every day and wouldn’t listen. They told me I would have to wait and be taken for a full body search in a private room if I wouldn’t go through the full body scan, they were very rude and abrupt. Once again I chose to remove my pump as this was the easiest option. They had me worried just how intimate the search would be if I went to a private room. I felt quite humiliated. I went through Miami, sanfransisco, New York, Boston, key west and Atlanta all without problem, so why can’t the UK airports do the same? Is it worth complaining?