Protests not a big deal at O'Hare

November 24, 2010

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Early reports indicated a relatively smooth day of holiday travel in the Chicago area.

There were no significant delays through early afternoon at either of Chicago's airports, despite warnings of delays caused by people determined to opt-out of body scans.

Jel Stewart is an interactive marketing specialist at Travelocity. He's at O'Hare airport. "I haven't seen anybody make any fuss about doing the body scan or doing any opt-outs," Stewart said. "They've only had one or two scanners on from what I can see. It looks like they've just been doing random body scans. Otherwise, people are just going through the standard scanner that we've been used to going through."

Chicago Department of Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride said, "Everything is operating normally. There are, I would describe, light crowds here at O'Hare. No problems getting through the security lines. The lines aren't long at all."

According to the Illinois State Police, road travel is expected to peak during the early part of afternoon rush hour when rain is called for, but temperatures should stay above freezing.