TSA: Short waits, few opt-outs
The Transportation Security Administration provided this listing of wait times and numbers of people who opted-out of using body scans Wednesday.
Operational Updates as of 5 p.m. EST:
Atlanta: 39 total advanced imaging technology opt-outs today (out of 47,000 fliers). All were screened and continued to their flights.
Boston: Approximately 56,000 passengers screened with 300 AIT opt-outs, which is less than 1 percent of all travelers and less than a normal day at the airport's 17 AITs. All were screened and continued to their flights. The longest wait time was 12 minutes in terminal A in very early morning.
Colorado Springs: 5-minute average wait time, and no AIT opt-outs.
Charlotte: 18,000 passengers screened, and estimated 24,000 will be screened by end of day. 1 AIT opt-out today.
Chicago O'Hare: The longest wait was 15 minutes at one checkpoint, and has been under 10 minutes airport-wide for the most part.
Cincinnati: The peak wait time was 10 minutes, and average is 5 minutes.
Cleveland: Under 20 minutes for wait times all day, with a 10-minute average. Current wait times are less than 5 minutes.
Dallas/Fort Worth: One opt-out today, and wait times consistently under 12 minutes.
Dallas Love Field: Wait times under 3 minutes.
Denver: Current wait times are 3-4 minutes per checkpoint.
Detroit: 25,000 passengers screened today, and 57 AIT opt-outs. All were screened and continued to their flights. No wait time over 20 minutes all day.
Green Bay: Wait time is 3 minutes.
Indianapolis: 24-minute peak this morning at 6 a.m. Nothing near since.
Iowa and Kansas: No disruptions, no wait times greater than 10 minutes. According to federal security director, lots of passenger compliments.
Louisville: 5-10 minute wait times.
Los Angeles: 113 AIT opt-outs across LAX's 8 terminals, which is less than 1 percent of the approximately 50,000 travelers screened at LAX today. All AIT opt-outs were screened and continued to their flights.
Minneapolis: Wait times are currently 5-10 mins. No incidents.
Newark: Average wait times today by terminal were 6 minutes for A and C, 11 minutes for B.
New Orleans: The longest reported wait time was approximately 13 minutes. Six passengers opted out of AIT screening. All were screened and continued to their flights.
Salt Lake City: Wait times no more than 5 minutes at both checkpoints one and two; when open, checkpoint 3 has a 2-minute wait time. Across the airport, we have all lanes open and 6 AITs in operation.
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