The effect on airport security after 9/11

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Air travel during the 1950s was deemed the Golden Age -- travel was glorious and security was hassle free.

Airport security has changed drastically since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

The attacks resulted in the creation of the Transportation Security Administration to prevent similar attacks in the future.

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The first security screening stations were put in place in the 1960's -- after a flight from the U.S. to Cuba was hijacked by a man carrying a knife and a gun.

The FAA allowed passengers to carry blades less than 4 inches -- those items have since been prohibited entirely.

You may feel inconvenienced or grossed out taking off your shoes when going through airport security.

This started after convicted terrorist Richard Reid unsuccessfully attempted to detonate an explosive in his shoes back in 2001.

Prior to 9/11 families would be allowed at the gate to greet their loved ones or say goodbye. Today, you cannot go through security without a boarding pass and loved ones can meet you curbside.

According to TSA you are allowed a quart-sized bag of 3.4 ounce liquid containers. This was instated after an al-Qaeda threat over undetectable liquid explosives.

Does airport security during a post-9/11 era make you feel anxious or safe?

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