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National "Opt-Out Day" not affecting travelers at Lindbergh Field

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Only a few glimmers of a campaign to protest airport security screening have been seen so far Wednesday at the San Diego airport, and flights and check-ins are running without delays, an airport spokesman said.

Two or three people stood in Lindbergh Field's public space this morning and held signs protesting the Transportation Security Administration's heightened security procedures, said Steven Shultz, an airport spokesman.

Shultz said he did not know exactly what the signs said, but that they "let their feelings be known about the TSA."

Nancie Carroll, a TSA spokeswoman, also said there has been no evidence of massive protests at Lindbergh Field, and that things are running smoothly.

"Passengers seem very friendly, and people seem to be pretty happy," she said. "There are a lot of people, but everything has gone really well."

Rumors that groups might be planning an intentional slowdown of security screening today started after an Oceanside man's Nov. 13 blog post about his confrontation with TSA officials at San Diego's airport attracted national attention.

John Tyner, a 31-year-old software programmer, refused both a full body scan and a groin check during a traditional scan and pat-down.

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