WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) – New security screenings have taken effect for passengers on all U.S.-bound flights.
This increase in security will cover more than 2,000 flights a day.. and could include detailed inspections of passengers’ electronic devices..
Security interviews with passengers by airline employees could also happen.
One person told 22News that he supports anything that will increase safety in airports to keep travelers like himself safe.
“I’m an ambassador for the dual layered checks because anytime you can add an effective process in order to protect everyones security, it’s definitely going to yield great results for everyone else that’s traveling,” said Scott Patterson.
The Trump administration announced a deadline for increased security for U.S. bound flights 120 days ago. That deadline was reached Thursday.
Some airline officials worry that an increase in security could lead to delayed flights, but passengers say cooperation from both parties will help the process.
“We just have to have a little patience and a little grace with people, and hopefully things will move on,” said Laurie Holbach.
New screenings will apply to both foreigners and American citizens.
Those traveling internationally, are being advised to arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight.