Hi all. i need some advice. I am planning to move this summer, and will take my two cats with me. I plan to fly Southwest, with the cats in the cabin (my mom will be traveling with me). My fear is getting through security. One of my cats is a rescued feral. He tolerates me picking him up for a few seconds, but he doesn't like it. He is a good cat and is bonded to me only. He absolutely is terrified of other people . Like crawls the walls scared out of his mind when the apartment maintenance guy comes in. (I know I should have socialized him better, but I really dont have anyone over.) I've been working on introducing him to the carrier but haven't even been able to accomplish that yet. Leash? Yeah right.... Anyway, I am reading that you can request a TSA private screening room. Has anyone done this? Is it just an area partitioned off or is this an actual room with a door with no way to escape? I know that people say cats will not bolt when they are scared, but sadly I had a cat that DID bolt (not an airport obviously), and I never found her. I can't risk walking a feral, unsocialized, terrified cat through the metal detector so I'm hoping the private room is a better option. Can anyone offer some insight of how these private rooms are set up? Any pushback from TSA when requesting one?