Just two days after her laptop was the centre of a security incident that shut down flights at the Regina airport, Tracey Britton headed through security again.
On Monday, Britton’s bags – including her laptop – were seized by security at Regina International Airport.
While Britton was released with no charges, she considered cancelling her trip to Peru for her father’s wedding.
“I actually broke down this morning and I cried,” she said from Regina before her departure. “I don’t know if I really want to do this again.”
After some convincing from family, Britton decided to go ahead with her trip and rebooked her flights for Wednesday.
“I’m trying to get there for my dad’s wedding. I want to be there for my dad’s wedding. Come hell or high water, I’m going through that screening today.”
This time though, Britton packed a bit differently.
“I’m not taking any electronics with me. The only thing going through there with me is my phone,” she said.
Britton was headed to Toronto for a connecting flight to Peru when security flagged her laptop as suspicious.
She said she was detained for six hours hours, while flights were grounded at the Regina airport.
The city police bomb squad was called in and destroyed the laptop, although officers managed to save the hard drive.
Britton said she wants the laptop replaced, in addition to a public apology.
“I just want an apology that somebody there made a bad call, they made a mistake.”