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Thousands of people are flying out of the D.C. region to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving -- right in the middle of a controversy brewing over new security screening procedures at airports.

Carol Fullerton, like many other travelers catching flights out of Dulles International Airport today, came expecting the worst.

"I'm here four hours early -- in preparation. So yes, I'm really surprised at the number of people who are not here," she says.

Signs of an Internet-fueled campaign to spur a national opt out day -- for those who feel the TSA's new full-body scans and more thorough pat downs are too intrusive -- were nowhere to be seen through the morning and mid-afternoon at Dulles.

And while some passengers admitted the new measures are a bit of a nuisance -- many echoed Shannon Charland -- but not so bluntly.

"If you have to cop a feel so the plane doesn't go down in flames -- I'd rather make it to my destination safely," Charland says.

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