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A TSA agent conducts a secondary inspection and pat down after the traveler set off the metal detector at John Wayne Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Sisters Molly, 3 and Hollis Wonpries, 4, get a lift to the baggage carousel with their mom at LAX Terminal 1. The Reno, NV residents are on their way to grandma's house in Pasadena for the holiday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Margie Rodriguez from West Covina puts a "Don't Touch My Junk" sticker on her coat before heading into LAX for a flight to New Mexico. Paul Best, left, and about 20 others from the citizens group WeWontFly.com offered the stickers and informed passengers they have the right to "opt out" of using the new full body X-Ray scanners in favor of a pat-down at the security checkpoint.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Passengers go through a security checkpoint in Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 1. It was busy, but no backups were reported from passengers opting out of the new full-body X-ray machines in favor of a pat down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Ten-year-old Koby Kercher from Denver waits for a rental car shuttle with his family at LAX Terminal 7. They'll be on their way to Nipomo, Calif., for a Thanksgiving reunion with his grandfather.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Ray and his bomb-sniffing dog, Cyril, walk through the terminal at John Wayne Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Passengers wait to pass through the TSA security check point at John Wayne Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

TSA agents process passengers at John Wayne Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Nik and Sofia Ormsbee wait to board their flight to Phoenix for the Thanksgiving holiday at John Wayne Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Marissa Galin kisses boyfriend Marc Chernoff goodbye as he drops her off at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank for a flight to Phoenix Wednesday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

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