Airports across the nation are beefing up security due to the "code orange." Lincoln's airport is no different. Extra airport police were on hand keeping a close eye on travelers'.
John Wood, the director of the Lincoln Airport Authority says many of the extra security measures passengers' will not even know about. Wood says, that's how airport security should be "transparent" to travelers'.
Wood says, it appears passengers' are not scared off by the heightened terror alert. He says, the local airlines have reported no cancellations due to the terror alert status.
Joan Uribe of Lincoln says she's going to California to visit her daughters'.
Uribe, grew up during the days of World War II. Uribe says those days are a lot like today, when it comes to the nation's security. However, Uribe says like then people were forced to just go about their normal day-to-day lives and that's exactly how Uribe and her husband are going about their lives today.
Lincoln airport officials stress the extra security will take passengers a little longer to get checked in. Wood asks for passengers to be prepared and figure about an hour and half to get parked and checked in before the flight is scheduled to take off. Wood adds if your taking Christmas presents to keep them unwrapped, that way if the TSA needs to check them they won't have to unwrap the gifts.
For a complete listing of all air travel tips go to www.tsatraveltips.us. It's the Transportation Security Administrations Web site that's helpful for air travelers.
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Homeland Security Advisory System Recommendations for Families
Severe – Red
High – Orange
Elevated – Yellow
Guarded – Blue
Low – Green
(The American Red Cross Web Site) contributed to this report