New Jersey Star-Ledger
Thursday, November 25, 2010
The choice between a “virtual strip search” and a “grope” was strictly academic Wednesday for most holiday travelers flying out of Newark Liberty International Airport.
The majority of Newark’s full-body scanners were idle throughout much of the day, depriving most passengers of the chance to opt out of the controversial screening procedure even if they had wanted to.
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All in all, Thanksgiving eve was a non-event at Newark Liberty, reflecting the relative calm reported at airports around the country.
“Things have gone very, very smoothly,” said Ann Davis, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration. “Wait times have been kept to a minimum, and we’ve been very pleased to hear quite a few compliments and thank yous coming from passengers.”
This article was posted: Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 8:19 am