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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 11/18/2010

And you thought flying couldn't get any worse

By Aaron Morrissey

Going to the airport has always kind of sucked, hasn't it? Long lines, terrible food, expensive parking, people running all over the place like headless chickens with rolling luggage -- don't even get me started on what it's like if your flight gets delayed or you're running late. That said, I can only imagine how messy things might be after all the recent hubbub about the Transportation Security Administration's new screening policies. Combine the fact that full-body images have been leaked to the Internet, many complaints that the security "pat-downs" are basically molestation and the protests for a mass airport opt-out with the fact that holiday travel out of D.C. will likely be busier and more confusing than last year -- and Washingtonian air travelers will no doubt be looking at some real travel headaches over the next couple of months.

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Aaron Morrissey blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Aaron Morrissey  | November 18, 2010; 11:12 AM ET
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At least these measures are aimed at reducing real threats, unlike the silly shoe rule.

Posted by: krickey7 | November 18, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

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