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National Opt-Out Day could cause further delays

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  November 17, 2010 12:52 PM

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As if next Wednesday weren't already going to be a nightmare at airports across the nation, an online group is hoping to make the busiest travel day of the year the platform for "National Opt-Out Day," protesting the TSA's new policy of using full body scanners.

"The goal of National Opt Out Day is to send a message to our lawmakers that we demand change," it reads on the group's web site. "We have a right to privacy and buying a plane ticket should not mean that we?re guilty until proven innocent.  This day is needed because many people do not understand what they consent to when choosing to fly."

Travelers have the right to opt out of the full body scan. Those who do will be given an enhanced pat-down by TSA personnel. That, in turn, will cause security checkpoint delays, meaning you'd better give yourself an extra hour at the airport if you're traveling for Thanksgiving. 

Meanwhile, via Gadling, we'e discovered another brilliant animation job by the folks at Taiwan's Next Media Animation, the same company who gave us the hysterical depiction of the Steven Slater incident. This time, the animation house takes on the body scan controversy coming to an airport near you.



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