Reports: Security lines no problem for Thanksgiving fliers Despite the threat of disruptions caused by "National Opt-Out Day" protests, lines at most airport security checkpoints appeared to be moving normally this morning
saying: "There was no security line whatsoever at JFK this morning at 7:30 a.m. (I) breezed from midtown to gate in 45 minutes, door to door. What a pleasant surprise after all the fears!"
That also mirrored what travelers were saying on Twitter, with numerous Tweets saying checkpoint waits were 10 minutes or less as of 11 a.m. ET at airports such as Chicago O'Hare, New York JFK, Newark and LaGuardia.
Travelocity, which has "spotters" monitoring conditions at 12 busy airports around the country, also reports that there appear to be few problems with security line back-ups.
"Everything I'm hearing from our spotters this morning is that things are running very, very smoothly," Travelocity spokeswoman Genevieve Shaw Brown says to MSNBC. "Although there is a pickup in the number of people at the airport from yesterday, very few people (are) … opting out. Things are going pretty well so far."
Regardless of what might pan out, The Associated Press writes "the head of the nation's airport security agency says authorities are braced to deal with any delays brought on by protests over full body scans. At the same time, John Pistole tells ABC's 'Good Morning America' Wednesday he hopes angry passengers won't engage in a boycott of the full body scan, which he said would cause disruptions in long lines of passengers awaiting clearance for their flights."
"The bottom line is that if a number of people protest at a particular checkpoint it will definitely slow things down," Pistole tells ABC. "I just feel bad for the rest of the traveling public that's trying to get home for the holidays to be with their loved ones."
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