President Obama is asking for answers, after an attempted airplane bombing on Christmas day. Meanwhile passengers at ILM prepared for increased security as they headed home from their holiday travel. After the attempted Christmas bombing of a plane headed for Detroit the TSA imposed several travel restrictions on international flights, such as limiting passenger movement within one hour of landing, and banning most electronics. For domestic flights it was business as usual at ILM. ILM Deputy Director, Julie Wilsey said the TSA has not issued any additional guidance to the airport so we will continue to operate under the normal security measures. Despite the threat, people flying within and out of the country were confident about the safety of their flight. Michael Martin traveling to Canada said “I still feel alright about it. It doesn't spook me. You know they do their precautions.” Wanda Miller traveling to Florida said “I feel comfortable. I've flown Allegiant for several years now and I feel good.” Still, travelers were not taking chances, leaving plenty of time to make their way through any extra security. “I imagine there will be after the attempted bombing on Christmas day, but I’m prepared for it,” Miller added. While there were no major security changes on domestic flights, TSA agents did have a more visible presence throughout the airport. “No I don't mind having them. I think they're good,” Martin added. In addition, Wilsey said we just ask that customers traveling out of Wilmington still get here in plenty of time, be patient as they go through the security process, and have a safe trip,” Most travelers agree, opting for too many safety checks than not enough. Finally, Miller adds, I think they should be checked thoroughly and enough for all safety measures.
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