Travel alerts, 2 large conventions add to already-long lines at Nashville airport

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Travelers were well aware of the extra security at the Nashville International Airport (BNA) after the Belgium terror attacks.

On top of that, airport workers expect an additional 5,000 people to move through BNA as two major conventions come to a close.

There’s also a new Europea travel alert and Wednesday morning there was an evacuation of the north and south terminals at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport over a suspicious package.

Some travelers told News 2 every event seems to intensify the traveling experience.

“Watching people go by. Seeing if anyone looks out of place. Definitely you got to be on your toes,” said traveler Laurie Wheeler.

News 2 also checked with the Nashville MTA and Regional Transportation Authority. They sent New 2 the following statement:

“The safety and security of our employees and customers are a top priority. The Nashville MTA and Regional Transportation Authority and its officers are aware of the need for heightened security measures and are being vigilant in our operational procedures. We also want to remind our transit customers to be vigilant and observant, and to report any unattended bags or suspicious behavior. ‘If you see something, say something.’ We all need to work together to make sure our public transit systems are as safe and secure as possible,” said Nashville MTA & RTA spokesperson Patricia Harris-Morehead.

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