Air Traveler Impact

Air Traveler Impact

Shooting inconveniences passengers trying to connect from L.A. to Fresno Yosemite International Airport.
Flight information screens at Fresno Yosemite International Airport revealed the impact of Friday's tragic shooting at LAX in one word, "delayed."

"It's been a long day," said Debbie Townsend.

Debbie Townsend left Texas at 4:30 Friday morning and did not reach Fresno until after 6 p.m.  She landed in L.A. minutes after the shooting and describes going into the terminal like walking into 

a ghost town.

"It was crazy.  Flights got cancelled, computers were shutdown and the people behind the counters were evacuated," said Townsend.

"It was definitely an experience," said Michelle Colon, a passenger.

Michelle Colon reached LAX a couple of hours after the chaos, but still had to deal with uncertainty.

"We didn't know if we were going to get here, but we made lots of friend and made the best of it.
One of the most alarming facts is that the gunman was able to bring his weapon into the airport with such ease.

"This could happen anywhere," said Mike Spicer, security consultant.

Security Consultant, Mike Spicer, says airport guests need to be checked long before reaching designated screening areas.  He suggests moving the security perimeter out to the front doors.

"You know you go through a metal detector and also check your bags," said Spicer.

Spicer also recommends reducing the number of airport entrances in order to keep a closer eye on everyone.

"If you want good security you have to be inconvenienced.  We know one thing about airline travel, you are inconvenienced.  It's just part of the game," said Spicer.
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