Airport Security 10 Years After 9/11

Airport Security 10 Years After 9/11
Friday, September 9, 2011 - 8:04pm

One of the lessons our government took to heart was those learned about our security especially at our airports. Anyone who's traveled since 9/11 knows there's been a lot of changes at our checkpoints.

Newschannel 9 spoke to travelers about the good and the bad to beefing up security since 9/11.

Body scanners, zip-lock bags for your liquids and taking off your shoes are just a few of the extra precautions added to airport security since 9/11.

Some people see the changes as a good thing.

"It has it's pros and cons. For my decision, I like it. I feel safe," Luis Perez said.

Since 9/11 a lot of programs have changed and we have more security and programs in the industry.

Security has improved in other levels than in just airport transportation.

But, that doesn't mean some travelers still don't long for some of the freedoms of traveling pre-9/11.

"I don't like it that your family can't come up with you to the boarding gates, that was nice. I remember that back in the day," Chris Walker said.

Some see traveling today as a hassle since it's more time consuming than before.

"I don't like that I have to be here two hours before just because of all of the inspections that we have to go through," Gabriela Kuri said.

Even with all of these new rules some still think we may need more to keep our passengers safe.

"We need to heighten security because they got us once already, but it's causing more aggravation than anything," Walker said.

And if you're struggling with what to wear to get through the line as fast as possible, one traveler says he has found the solution.

"Oh I come in sandals, come in sandals. Put everything in the main luggage let it go out and that's it," Perez said.

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