IAH flyers keep Brussels attack on their mind

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Reporter Jeff Ehling has the latest on local travel in the wake of the Brussels attacks (KTRK)

Incredibly, passengers arriving to the U.S. are still not aware of what has happened and those traveling out of Bush Intercontinental Airport know about the Brussels attack but are not changing their plans.

John Blakeway from Friendswood is waiting for his brother to arrive from Korea and he says it's only natural for flyers to be worried if they are headed to trouble spots.

"If I'm traveling to Europe, yeah, I am certainly concerned. I do fly to South America occasionally and I am not as concerned," said Blakeway.

Jacques Bouchez is the Honorary Consul General of Belgium in Texas and his phone rang moments after the attacks happened, shortly after 2am CT.

Bouchez said, "I received a lot of messages this morning from people I know to say they are safe."

As for security at Bush Intercontinental Airport, there will be an increase in local law enforcement, but passengers probably will not notice a difference, unless they leave their car parked for any length of time in the passenger pick and drop off lanes.

Bill Begley of Houston Airport Authority said, "You don't want a vehicle parked there for a long period of time because we want to make sure what ever is going on out there is safe."

As for flights here, we are told there may be minor delays on flights originating in Europe, but nothing significant and no cancellations as a result of the Brussels attacks.
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