We have received a report that at Lindbergh Field today, Wednesday – the day before Thanksgiving and usually the busiest day at the nation’s airports – traffic was light, but there were lots of media and lots of TSA workers … everywhere.
Today was the “National Opt-Out Day” or “We Won’t Fly” Day – the focus of a campaign by social activists to encourage air travelers to decline or opt out of the scan.
Independent photo-journalist Jim Grant was at San Diego’s airport today and sent us a brief report and a series of photos:
“The TSA was really watching photographers and seemed very unclear on whether photos were actually allowed. I was told by several “no photos”, but when I pushed it they backed off.
I told them I had called ahead ( which I did ). I told them I had a contact phone number with a TSA official at the Airport ( which I do). He gave his approval for photos AS long as I did not attempt to take shots of the screen of the scanning machine.
The photo policy is VERY out of focus ( pun intended).”
Jim told us:
“Couple of shots ….The little girl thought getting in the basket and being on the moving ramp was fun……
Older guy was getting patted down WAY away from anybody being able to see him ……”
Check out the other photos in the gallery below. (Click on the image for a larger version.)