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LaGuardia Passengers Say Travel Has Been Hassle Free

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — There were hugs and kisses at LaGuardia Airport Sunday as travelers headed home following the extended Thanksgiving weekend.

Despite a build up of concern ahead of the holiday season, many travelers who spoke to WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs said their flying experience was largely hassle free.

WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reports

“We didn’t even have the super, crazy scanners or the opt-out. We saw people handing out opt-out fliers which, no offense, but I laughed about that. I’m pretty happy with how things are going,” Dan Schneider said as he and his family headed back to St. Louis.

“All that media commotion, there was nothing,” Schneider said.

Experts said the new stepped up security measures involving full-body scanners and pat-downs were due, in part, to the 2009 Christmas Day bomb plot by a Nigerian man hiding explosives in his underwear.

High profile complaints from some passengers also led to pre-flight concerns for travelers. In one case a Colorado woman was subjected to a full-body pat-down after her artificial knee set off a metal detector. And a Michigan man was humiliated when a TSA pat-down ruptured his urostomy bag — leaving him to travel in his urine-soaked pants.

But travelers heading back home Sunday seemed unfazed.

“It was pretty good,” one woman from Atlanta said describing her experience moving through airport security. She told Xirinachs she was not subjected to body scanners.

“It was very smooth and even if I had the option of the scanners, I would have done it,” another woman said, “I don’t mind keeping our nation safe.”

  • DanTe

    Love the libturds here. Can’t stand the Facts, so they do their old standby: CENSOR CENSOR CENSOR. Freedom of Speech only applies if you agree with their stupidity.

    Here’s a hint: why don’t you try to disprove these FACTS point by point? Oh wait, your lies and fantasy world don’t stand up to scrutiny does it?

    FACT: Everywhere where there are mu-Slimes, sh-!t happens.

    China — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children and run amok with metal pipes in the streets)

    India — sh-!t happens
    (mu-slimes burned 100s of hindus alive in packed trains and burned villagers alive while they slept)

    Middle East — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    Russia — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill women and children in crowded theaters)

    South East Asia — sh-!t happens
    (mu-slime thugs who kidnap teachers, school children, nurses, priests for ransom, than murder them all)

    Europe — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    USA — 9/11 happened

    Goes to reason, no mu-slimes, no sh-!t.
    All these camel turds understand is violence and lies anyway. I say we oblige them by killing them all and than lie about how sorry we are.

    Islam. It’s a disease. And like any other infestations of boils, pox and pestilence, it should be eradicated. You don’t talk to diseases. You eradicate them like you did polio and small pox.

    And some bleeding heart imbecile here will post that it’s just a few “radical” individuals that are murderous, just like any other society. But than conveniently forgetting about the Fact that it happens worldwide and by a LOT MORE than just a few individuals. And they also continues to blank out of their empty heads the worldwide mu-slime jubilee celebrations as people burned on 9/11.

  • Gary Dempsey

    Mr. DanTe, Sir: I respectfully beg to call your attention to remarks made in the early 1930’s by the leader of a certain European political party, to the effect that another racial/religious group spread disease and polluted pure aryian blood. Those people got their way and literally did kill their enemies and burn the corpses. But then, the world was horrified at those actions and brought down that regime. How long do you think that it would be before the world turned against unrestricted “eradfication” of “mu-slimes”? Or, do you think that YOUR cause is “different”? Killing Jews, bad–killing “muslimes” necessary and good! We’ve heard it all before, and it didn’t work. Sorry to disappoint you.;

    • DanTe

      So you’re trying to say that the Jews went about killing people randomly back than?

      Or are you just comparing anything to everything just to try to make a stupid nonsensical point?

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