Nov 21, 2010 8:28 PM by MIKE MAGNOLI

Lafayette Airport, Before The Rush Comes

This holiday season an estimated 24 million people will take to the air and that's happening amid controversial changes to aiprort security.  KATC's Mike magnoli reports from Lafayette Regional. 
Eva Von Thury tell us, "There was this woman on the plane who wanted to make sure no one was going to eat any nuts because, I guess she had like some nut allergy."

Ah the joys of airline travel: Allergic fellow passengers, 20 dollars a pop to check a bag-- and now pat downs and full body scans at the major airports. There's concern the security procedures will translate into delays and missed flights.

"It doesn't really bother me," Eva brushes it off.

Despite the national dialog, here at the Lafayette airport, the passengers we met for this assignment are taking the security measures in stride.

Victor Gonzales and his wife are traveling to Atlanta:

"You have to accept certain things when you go from Point A to Point B, I don't think they're doing anything out of this world."

Adrienne London, who is traveling to Virginia, agrees.  "It is what it is, they have to do what they have to do for our safety."

It might be that travelers who pass through Acadiana are just good natured and patient in general, or it could be that this story is a bit early-- the real frenzy begins on Monday.
But in the case of Adrienne London, who attended a wedding in this area-- she made plans to get on a plane before the rush. 
"Absolutely that was the way they planned it."


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