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After terror attack passengers weigh in on security

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- Just three days after a terror attack on an airplane, security in the sky is a big concern for many passengers and officials. Some airports are getting stricter, giving extra care to security screenings.

At the Dubuque Regional Airport. managers say passengers shouldn't notice any changes in screening rules or the time it takes to get through security. Most passengers we talked to say they don't have a fear of flying after the attack.

"I feel just as good as I did beforehand. I feel perfectly safe," Clint Peacock said.

The effects of the Detroit incident on Dubuque security aren't very noticeable; airport managers say expect what you always have. The list only starts with providing identification, going through the metal detector, and baggin up your liquids and gels, but those are all normal regulations.

Some passengers anticipated stricter rules and changed plans.

"I had my carry-on bags already packed, and after that incident happened, I said to my husband, you know, I'd better take some of this stuff out of here," Mary Meier said.

Ann Brickley didn't have anything illegal but took several things, like a glass, out of her bag. She was thinking the TSA could ban more items from bags.

"We're sending two little grocery bags with people that are driving down to Arizona," Meier said.

Many say extra security, even if a hassle, would be fine, but is current security enough? Passengers say "enough" just may not exist.

"I think they can do everything in the world, but I think at times people are going to take actions to try and harm other people. That's just the state of the world, unfortunately. But everything they do, I appreciate," Ann Brickley said.

Local airport officials say they are kept in the loop about security threats through the TSA. For example, in Dubuque, managers say they were contacted immediately after the terror attack in Detroit.

Online Reporter:  Jamie Grey

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