Predictions, warnings and hand-wringing about National Opt-Out Day, when air travelers were scheduled to strike back at oppressive government overlords, was more or less a bust today at the nation's airports. Turns out, most people just want to get home. From ABC News:
Genevieve Shaw Brown, Senior Editor at Travelocity, said it “turns out Opt-Out Day was a bust.”
“The vast majority of people have gone through security with no issues whatsoever, and in fact, in many airports security lines are moving at a pretty fast pace,” she said. “It seems that in the end, travelers just want to get to their destinations as quickly as they possibly can with as little drama as possible.”
Organizers of the day's protest hailed it as a major success. We're not so sure. Don't despair, though: One guy in Salt Lake City traveled in a Speedo. Apparently, his name is Furb Furbish. From the SL Trib:
“If they are going to take a naked picture of me next time I go through the airport, I might as well get it over with,” he said. “They can take a naked picture of you, your kids or your spouse.” He called the searches patently offensive.