Airport Security Reviewed During Busy Travel Week

Posted at: 10/14/2013 5:45 PM
Updated at: 10/15/2013 11:20 AM
By: Naomi Pescovitz

On Wednesday, the case of a 9-year-old boy who flew to Las Vegas without a ticket will be heard in a Minneapolis courtroom. Since the security mishap, the TSA says they have made "minor modifications" to the area where they check documents.

The TSA also released the following statement about operations during the partial government shutdown: "TSA transportation security, including aviation passenger screening, as well as the TSA Federal Air Marshal Service will remain operational under the government shutdown because they have been deemed law enforcement necessary or necessary for the safety of life and protection of property."

These developments come during a crowded travel week at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, especially for young passengers. Most students have Thursday and Friday off from school during the "Education Minnesota Professional Conference." Some families will take extra time off to travel.

"A lot of people think it's Thanksgiving, or even Christmas or sometime during the summer, but this actually ends up being our busiest week of the year," said airport spokesperson Melissa Scovronski.

"In the years that I've been here, the families have been coming earlier and earlier," Scovronski said.

Scovronski urges families to arrive at the airport early during the busy travel week. Many vendors will also have items on display during a "sidewalk sale" in Terminal 1.