TSA Opted Out
Word is the TSA is calling “TSA Opt Out Day” a bust, because few opted out and lines were short.
However others are claiming the TSA shut off the many of the body scanners thus removing any opportunity for travelers to opt out and make the unified statement of abuses and excess power,- (This as summarized by many via Gizmodo.)
My own anecdotal stat: Wednesday 3pm at Denver, I entered the south checkpoint line which had a body scanner AND metal detector. All four passengers in front of me were directed to the metal detector, and zero through the body scanner.
Expecting chaos I arrived four hours before my flight. I found the scant lines and finished my workday in my favorite coffee shop inside security.
Well played TSA, well played.