The possibility of full body scan protests could disrupt air travel during the Thanksgiving holiday. Experts say that even if only a small percentage of passengers participate, it could mean longer lines, bigger delays and hotter tempers.
The protest, National Opt-Out Day, is scheduled for Wednesday to coincide with the busiest travel day of the year. The Obama administration has asked people, not to participate, saying boycotts would only serve to “tie up people who want to go home and see their loved ones.”
Body scans take as little as 10 seconds, but people who decline the process must submit to a full pat-down, which takes much longer. That could cause a cascade of delays at dozens of major airports, including those in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta.
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