JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Not long after the explosions at the Boston Marathon, the FAA announced a temporary ground stop at Logan International Airport, a slight delay in arriving and departing flights. An hour later, planes were back in the sky and it was business as usual in Boston and at airports nationwide.
Mary Sullivan's nephew was on the last direct flight from Jacksonville to Boston. It was a JetBlue flight that left on time at 6:05 p.m. "Right now, business as usual. The thing will be whether his parents will be able to go in and pick him up, due to all the roads being shot down and what not."
Local airport officials tell us they'll be vigilant, but that right now, there are no plans for security changes at JIA. Most travelers seem to be okay with that.
As for Sullivan, she's just sad such a tragedy happened in her hometown.
"Prayers and thoughts are with everybody and we hope that these kind of events don't happen in our country."
The Boston Logan Airport authorities have heightened airport security, but at this time, the TSA has not advised us of any procedural changes.