Tulsa travelers react to LAX shooting


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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 11/01/2013 7:09 pm Published: 11/01/2013 4:57 pm


FOX23 spoke to a traveler headed to Los Angeles not long after the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday.

When Corey Pantuso showed up at Tulsa International Airport, he didn't know how difficult it would be to get to his final destination.

FOX23 caught up with him just minutes after he heard about the shooting in Los Angeles.

"Definitely makes you feel uneasy," he said.

Other travelers had mixed feelings about flying Friday.

"I'm not worried, I don't know," said one traveler.

A traveler headed to another destination disagreed, "Well, I am kind of worried, but I am a big worrier. I was just worried because Las Vegas is a big airport and so that made me apprehensive I guess."

Despite the shooting, the Tulsa International Airport had no delays or change in procedures.

TIA does not have a direct flight to Los Angeles.

Officials said the only passengers who should be affected were those going to Los.Angeles through connections.

Pantuso can't count the number of times he's walked through LAX.

"I never feel like I'm insecure. I usually feel the opposite," he said.

But he's not so sure now.

"Makes you a little nervous when you're going to be flying into that airport."

FOX23 talked to him as he was trying to figure out the next step to get to see family in California.

"Luckily with Southwest, I've got the option to change to another airport, so I might fly into Orange County," he said.

Moments later he rethought that decision.

When LAX reopens, he said he knows the chances of something else happening in the next few days are slim.

"There will be way more cops. I am more worried about the families involved," he said.

Sherry Davis is sad about the shooting as well, but she wasn't concerned about getting on a plane for Costa Rica.

"If you're going to be worried the whole time that you're flying, then you're going to ruin the trip," she said.

She trusts fully in the security system.

"That can happen anywhere. Someone could walk in this door and open fire, so you just can't worry about things like that," she said.

For that reason, she is putting her trust in the Transportation Security Administration.


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