National "Opt Out" Of TSA Scanning
The busiest travel day of the year could become even more challenging at airports nationwide thanks to a planned protest of full-body security scans.
National “Opt Out” day is an effort to get air travelers to experience the Transportation Security Administration’s new enhanced pat-down procedures first hand. Organizer Brian Sodergren is urging airline passengers and flight crews to opt out of getting the full-body scans at security checkpoints and instead get the controversial pat-down. TSA chief John Pistole says the agency’s main objective with passenger screenings is to protect people from possible terrorist threats.
Thanksgiving travelers today may be slowed down by wintry weather in some parts of the country. The worst conditions are expected through the northern Plains and central Rockies as the storm that hit Seattle, Washington, heads east. The National Weather Service says flight delays are possible in Minneapolis, where freezing rain, sleet and snow could snarl holiday travel. A blizzard could cause travel headaches along Interstate 70 in Colorado westward into eastern Utah.
To learn more about travelling around the country KXNT Morning News spoke to CBS News Correspondent Peter King.