LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Terror attacks in Bangladesh and Turkey didn’t stop holiday travelers in Los Angeles from getting on planes and out of town this weekend.
In fact, Los Angeles International Airport was busier-than-ever with 1.2 million holiday travelers anticipated this holiday weekend, and 100,000 cars per day.
The added traffic and extra travelers meant additional traffic officers, and an added visual presence by airport police.
“It makes me feel comfortable to know that I’m safe and secure and they’re taking their job seriously,” said Evan Jones, a traveler.
Though an online threat was made this weekend that warned of attacks on planes traveling from London to the U.S., police said it was deleted and was not believed to be credible.
Nonetheless, after this week’s attack on Turkey, airport police already boosted security. Uniformed officers could be seen at every terminal, and bomb-sniffing dogs worked all day.
“I am glad for the extra security, even if it takes a little longer to get through the lines,” said Renee Garcia, another traveler. “When they pulled my bags aside to go through them, I was kind of like, ‘OK, whatever,’ where before it might have been a little irritating.”