Travel Company Surf Patch Released a Statement Regarding Airports Being Targeted by Thieves Making It Harder to Fly Clear

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Following an article on airports becoming a possible target for thieves, Surf Patch released a statement regarding the recent news.

On November 28, 2012, travel company Surf Patch releases a statement following a Tehachapi News article by Ed Gordon, regarding the recent break ins and thefts in the Tehachapi area leaving airport commission worried about airport break ins, and passengers ability to fly clear.

According to the Tehachapi News article, “The Tehachapi Airport Commission held a discussion at its Nov. 13 meeting on the security at the airport in light of recent break ins and thefts that have occurred in the Tehachapi area including the city public works shed that was hit for $21,000 worth of equipment.” The article mentions that even though none of the recent break ins and thefts happened at the airport, they are worried about being a possible target in the future.

According to Gaston Patterson, "As far as security is concerned in addition to our gates we have our fences. We've been inspected by the FAA, TSA and all those agencies say we're over the top for a general aviation air field. We have more than airports our size usually have." The article stated that the commission entertained the idea of additional security services, but decided against it due to the fact that it would not have been cost effective.

Travel company Surf Patch understands the importance of keeping an airport as safe as possible in order for passengers to [fly clear. World traveler Takara Licausi stated, “It is extremely important for passengers to feel safe at an airport, no matter what the threat may be. Being able to fly stress free can make your flight more pleasant.”

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