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Travelers react to security concerns at airport

43 million expected to travel this holiday weekend
Posted at 11:25 PM, Jul 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-02 23:25:51-04
Despite security concerns, travelers are expected to shatter records this Independence Day weekend with nearly 43 million expected to take trips. 
 
Travelers heading to the airport should expect increased security. The tighter measures will be put into effect at several of the nation's busiest airports. 
 
For most travelers at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) it was a typical day of traveling despite record predictions from travel experts.
 
Check-in lines were moderately long, and TSA lines moved swiftly. 
 
"I feel very safe, it's very nice and calm," said Samantha Fitzpatrick.
 
For some, the airport was surprisingly calm. 
 
"Actually it's incredibly quiet here. I was expecting a lot more people to be traveling," said Martha Clarke.
 
She told Fox 4 traveling in the wake of Tuesday's terror attack in an Istanbul airport is never far from her mind. 
 
"I'm going to be taking a plane tomorrow to go back home and I have to say I've thought more than once about the fact that those attacks have taken place," said Clarke.
 
Although concerns over safety at airports is also on the minds of our nation's top security officials, Clarke isn't letting her nerves get the best of her. 
 
"I try to fight the urge because i think when we feel scared, they've won. I do everything I can not to feel that way," said Clarke.