Local air travelers not worried about retaliation

By: Danielle Koleniak Email
By: Danielle Koleniak Email

Panama City - Even though Americans are rejoicing over the death of Osama Bin Laden, travelers are also concerned about retaliation in the air.

The Department of Homeland Security has not raised a security threat, but the Secretary of Homeland Security said they will remain at a heightened state of vigilance.

Newschannel 7 stopped by Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport today and checked in with the travelers. Most said they had no fears about flying, while some said they were a little apprehensive.
Air traveler, Billie Jo Pung said, “I didn't know if I really wanted to fly today. It was a little nerve wracking, but once we got to the airport everything was fine, maybe because I have my husband with me."

From passengers to their loved ones, most were smiling from ear to ear. Carissa Pletcher was traveling to Denver to a missionary conference. She said she wasn’t concerned about security, if anything, she was more at ease. "I'm totally comfortable. I'm excited that he has finally been captured. I feel great about flying, safe and comfortable.”

In fact, travelers moving about without needless concern may be the biggest proof that America is winning the war on terror.


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