Posts Tagged ‘ national opt-out day ’

Delays or Damp Squibs Part 2

Nov 25th, 2010 | By

“It’s been very disappointing for you,” said my wife, “you’ve nothing to moan about.”
She was talking about the non-event. Where was the problem with all these people insisting on pat-downs?

Delays or Damp Squibs Part 1

Nov 24th, 2010 | By

I’m just about to leave Chicago to go to the airport to fly back to the UK. This is the busiest day of the year to fly in the U.S. with 1.8 million people expected to fly in and out of Chicago over the next few days. There is some bad weather around which might delay flights but the main talking point is whether the opt-out of the body scanning will take place. These scanners are probably coming to the UK. Will our attitude mirror what is happening in the US?

National Opt-Out Day

Nov 17th, 2010 | By

This isn’t a British or an Irish day of action but an American one. A week today “they” are asking people who fly to refuse or opt-out of going through a body scanner. Wednesday next week is supposed to be the busiest day of the year as it is the day before US thanksgiving. So the hold-ups at security, if people request pat-down searches instead of the body scanners, could produce some lengthy queues.