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Port Columbus Travel Smooth Despite “Opt-Out” Day
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The efforts of privacy advocates to back up airport security check points by “opting-out” of body scanners and “opting-in” to more time-consuming pat downs proved ineffective at Port Columbus. WOSU reports despite the holiday rush, operations where running smoothly.
It looked like any other holiday at Port Columbus people waiting in line to go through security, others sitting outside the check point anticipating the arrival of family and friends.
Despite it being the day before Thanksgiving , and what’s been dubbed “National Body Scanner Opt-out Day,” there was little waiting – at least from fliers. Tracie Little from Columbus is traveling with her husband and two small children. She says she has no issues with the full body scanners.
“We’re just looking for simplicity with the children. I mean as easy as possible to get through and not hold up lines,” Little said.
Down in the baggage terminal Maddie Stough stood by the luggage carousel. She flew in from Charlotte, North Carolina. She says it took her longer to park than get through security.
“I totally overestimated the time I would need. So, I think it’s sort of a news story that’s sort of exploded,” Stough said.
Port Columbus and Transportation Security Administration officials do not expect any delays as a result of the “opt-out” day. No special measures were taken other than what is necessary for a holiday weekend travel.