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Terrorist attempt likely won’t affect “passenger experience” in Spokane

Increased security in response to the attempted terrorist bombing of a plane landing in Detroit likely won’t require much extra passenger time at the Spokane International Airport.

Airport police “don’t expect it to significantly alter the passenger experience,” said airport spokesman Todd Woodard. “That doesn’t mean (the Transportation Security Administration) isn’t going to alter their procedures.”

Dwayne Baird, a TSA spokesman for the Northwest region, directed inquires to news releases posted on the agency’s Web site.

“Passengers may notice additional screening measures put into place to ensure the safety of the traveling public on domestic and international flights,” the news release said. “We encourage those with future travel plans to stay in touch with their airline and to visit www.tsa.gov for updates.”

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