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Posted March 22


Businesses, travelers, and British ex-pats just to name a few.
We sent WRAL's Gina Benitez to talk to people about to travel back to London tonight.
She joins us live at RDU International Airport.

A lot of people we talked to flying out to London here from RDU were pretty shaken by what happened.
But what I found interesting is that almost all of them told me that London is incredibly resilient and that they will come out of this stronger than before.
There is only one direct flight out of RDU to London each day but several people we talked to were connecting in other airports and headed to London.
Passengers we spoke with say they were initially concerned.
But most aren't worried about getting on that plane later this evening.
We talked to one woman who actually works at a hospital that was right near where the attack happened - and was put on lockdown.
Here's what she told me about her reaction to the news and what another passenger had to say about how he felt about it all.

<Deborah Enting
"I think my first thoughts were very much with my colleagues who work in the hospital where I work nearby. And obviously about the safety of people in London."
Kush Rach
"I'm not surprised. You know are threats of terrorism all over the world all the time. It's inevitable that it's going to happen but we always rise from it. We prevent it in most cases.">

I checked London-Heathrow's twitter account about 30 minutes ago and the airport says it is operating as usual.
And they will continue to prioritize the safety of all passengers.
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