While I did see coverage that indicated no significant delays at the airports due to the national “Opt Out Day” protest nor due to the increased time required for the naked scanners and TSA gropers, I must have missed the part where the TSA put the new program on hold for the occasion. So yes, there was no huge protest and yes, there were no big delays but it was due to a PR strategy by Napoletano and TSA to deny their opponents a victory and to avoid further public outrage. The media mostly seemed to cooperate by writing stories about how well the new stuff worked and how “good citizens” accepted the new initiative.
Check the links in this story that I saw on Drudge. (Yes, I know that the website is run by a “9-11 truther”, but the links are there to check.)
Maybe I just looked at this News Journal story with too much suspicion, but it seems to be written in such a way that the reader would infer that the scanners were in full use at Philly with no issues. But an Inquirer article from two weeks before said that they only have one and that all of the other terminals are still using regular metal detectors. Read the NJ article, see if it looks like something from the propaganda ministry after you know what the Inquirer wrote:
Travelers get the new pat-down if they refuse to go through an advanced-imaging technology scanner. Currently, Philadelphia International Airport has only one of these whole-body scanners, in Terminal F.
Travelers leaving from Philadelphia’s other terminals still go through metal detectors, but get a pat-down if they set off the detector.
Was that one in use? Do you know of anyone who flew out of Philly from terminal F on Wednesday? Did they go through the full body scanner?