(NEW YORK) -- Travelers flying for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday headed to the airport extra early, expecting delays and protesters participating in National Opt-Out Day.
Despite an Internet campaign to encourage passengers to slow up security lines by "opting out" -- refusing full-body scanners -- on one of the busiest travel days of the year, the Transportation Security Administration reported that very few of the two million passengers flying Wednesday chose time-consuming pat-downs over scans.
Most of the delays reported at airports on Wednesday were weather-related. High winds caused some problems around New York, and that vicious storm that blanketed the Seattle area with snow earlier this week is making its way through the Midwest. Transportation officials have warned traffic could continue to be a problem along the East Coast on I-95.
As of Wednesday evening, flights were operating approximately 40 minutes late at both cities' airports. And in Chicago, rain backed up the runways at O'Hare bringing delay times up to 90 minutes.
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