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Long lines? Pushy passengers? Traffic tie-ups? Big delays? Tell us your Thanksgiving travel stories

TSA agent pats down an air traveler


The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is traditionally a tough day at the airport.

But this year, debate over pat-downs and full-body scanners is adding a new level of frustration.

A loose network of groups opposed to the new security measures is urging air travelers to opt out of full-body imaging machines Wednesday, in an effort to create delays in security lines. Transportation Security Administration officials said they would have extra workers on duty to deal with any slowdowns.

We want to hear and see your airport experiences today. Show us the long lines, crowds and tell us your stories: Email photos to [email protected] or post them on Twitter (using the hashtag #LATtravel) or on our Facebook page. And if you send a photo that you want us to share, make sure to include permission to publish.

Photo: A Transportation Security Administration official conducts a search. Credit: KTLA News

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If Congressmen and women think these searches aren't obtrusive, then these scanners and pat-down procedures should be installed in all state and federal buildings including those at the Capitol and done to everyone (including the Congresspeople) entering the building every day. After all, anyone could be wearing underwear bombs and the procedures would just be protecting the government to ensure that it remains functioning in case of a terrorist threat, right?

Stop this please. My gosh. What happened to us Americans. Remember the Greatest Generation. They sacrificed for "the cause." Today, we are so lazy, spoiled, and pampered, nobody wants to give up anything to come together to fight. We want our fatty burgers, big gas hogs, and "don't touch my junk."

Get over it everybody and show that you are a patriot.


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