John Wayne Airport travelers seemed to largely avoid the security checkpoint slowdowns and protests seen at other airports nationwide Wednesday on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
"We're not anticipating anything happening here," airport spokeswoman Jenny Wedge said amid the pre-Thanksgiving bustle. "Things have been going really smooth this morning and lines are minimal."
More than 130,000 passengers are expected to fly out of JWA from Wednesday through Monday. And none will face the full-body scanners met with both derision and support nationwide.
That's because JWA won't have the scanners until sometime in 2011, Wedge said.
However, passengers may experience pat-downs or full-body scans if their points of origin or destinations are any of the 68 airports nationwide with the new screen technology.
"I went through it," said Katie Forney, 28, who flew from Houston to JWA on Wednesday morning. "I don't know what all those people are complaining about. It's not bad at all."