WMass college students unconcerned about worldwide travel alert

One student said it was the cost that kept her from traveling

A traveler rests on the floor as American Airlines aircraft are lined up the the gates at Miami International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Miami. Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, both in the air and on the roads. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – College Students heading home and to their Thanksgiving holiday weekend destinations seemed unconcerned about the prospect of terror attacks while traveling.

Tuesday night was pretty quiet on the Campus of Western New England University in Springfield.  Classes had ended for the week, and many students had already left.

Students who spoke with 22News said they weren’t concerned about the State’s Department’s worldwide travel alert amid concerns about possible terror attacks.

“It’s really hard to look for anything in particular because stuff like that is so random,” WENU student Erin Cristi told 22News.  “You can’t really look for it.  I just came back from London last Spring.”

Instead of returning to her family in Los Angeles, Cristi was going to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with fellow student Morgan Knight’s family in Somers, CT.  She said it wasn’t terror concerns that kept her from traveling to the west coast; it was the cost of air travel.

The U.S. State Department travel alert does not instruct Americans to avoid travel, but it does urge citizens to “exercise vigilance in public places or when using transportation.”

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