How TSA changes are affecting Grand Junction Regional Airport

By: Aaron Luna Email
By: Aaron Luna Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - An attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day has the Transportation Security Administration stepping up airport security across the nation.

According to TSA, airports across the county have increased security measures, meaning more pat down searches and other screening methods. Which is why many airports say you should give yourself even more time to pass through security.

However, officials at Grand Junction Regional Airport say they've always recommended 90 minutes and that hasn't changed. Airport Director Rex Tippets says as far as any changes to security locally, that's up to TSA. "We provided the space for the checkpoint but they provide all the equipment and personnel," he says.

Both the TSA and Homeland Security say people shouldn't worry about security because of the recent attempt and continue with any scheduled flights they have planned.

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