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Posted at 5:35 PM ET, 11/24/2010

TSA: Short waits, few opt-outs

By Washington Post Editors

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.

By Washington Post Editors  | November 24, 2010; 5:35 PM ET
Categories:  Aviation  
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The TSA, quite frankly, looks like it’s being operated by a bunch of hacks.
I can’t recall any American trying take down an airplane over the last hundred years.
A hundred years!
Can anyone recall an American trying to take down a plane
over the last 100 years?
and patting down little kids is truly a national embarassment
if not a right out obscenity…
I’m truly embarrassed for the TSA management.
Shame on you!
Quite frankly fellas, Americans are very proud that the airplane was invented by an American in the good ole USA, if the TSA management didn’t get their head wrap up so tight over worrying
they’d see the obvious embarassment and mockery that the system
has become.
I don’t blame the TSA at all, I blame the management.
Score one for Bin Laden.

Posted by: steve_real | November 24, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

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