MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration updated U.S. airlines currently canceling flights to Israel due to security concerns. At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, travelers sensed the tension, caught in the middle of two world conflicts.
University of Minnesota graduate Mike Neidert is a veteran of the airways, averaging two international flights a month for his job as a strategist for Medtronic. Safety is always a concern for him, but he’s more aware in recent days following incidents in the Ukraine and Israel.
“I was in Moscow just last month,” said Neidert, who was waiting for his luggage at the airport. “I would think twice if I was making that flight again because I would have flown right over Ukraine.”