US Travel Alert Issued; El Paso Airport Travelers Keep it Cool


POSTED: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 3:32pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 4:40pm

EL PASO – The U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning, following the death of Osama Bin Laden. Americans are being warned to stay vigilant; there's fear that terrorists may try to retaliate. But, despite all that, folks at the El Paso International Airport don't seem too worried.

Jasmin Ehlers seemed unfazed by the travel warning.

“I just don't think about the traveling, or [if] Al-Qaeda's planning something.”

Another traveler said he wants to keep his life going, as-is.

“It seems like it's going to be safe, as far as flying,” said Tom Diver.

U.S. leaders fear that terrorists will target Americans, to retaliate Bin Laden's death. Many travelers agree, but think time is on their side, because they don't see something happening today, or in the near future.

“I think that Al-Qaeda needs time to plan something. So, it's probably not going to be quick, and I'm going to travel today,” said Ehlers.

Diver said another terrorist attack is almost certain-- it's just a matter of when it'll happen.

“I think they'll go ahead and do another big event somewhere, whether it be a sports arena...but something will happen sooner or later.”

Meantime, the Department of Homeland Security has not issued any new warnings for airport security in the last day. Should anything change, we'll let you know.

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