Hours after a gunman had opened fire inside the Los Angeles International Airport, folks waiting for loved ones arriving from L.A. were thankful their family members got home safe.
Brenda Llewellyn's family was also worried for her safety.
"When I turned on my phone, there were like 10 texts and voicemails. Everyone concerned," Llewellyn said.
Her American Airlines flight was at the terminal across from where the deadly shooting took place and was rushed inside.
"Telling us we had to get to the security gate. As we got there, the guy was locking the doors saying, 'We're locking down the airport,'" Llewellyn said.
Her flight was able to depart on time. Others were not as lucky.
"Do you think that our airports are safe?" KHON2 asked.
"I thought they were, but you know, someone can get in. They don't search cars. How else do they get in?" Llewellyn said.
Hawaii's state airports have not been immune to scary incidents and security breaches.
In May 2003, an armed man got past security screeners at Lihue Airport on Kauai and fired a shot near the gate.
Then in 2004, a man drove his car into the lobby of Maui's Kahului Airport and set it on fire, creating a giant blaze.
Last April, a homeless woman punched a female Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer. A man in line jumped over the rail and took her down.
The Department of Transportation says the state's Airports Division has plans in place for incidents at Hawaii's airports that are made in cooperation with law enforcement partners.
"Do you think HNL is safe?" KHON2 asked.
"Yes, based on my experience. I've traveled here a lot and I feel safe traveling here," traveler Albert Borja said.
"No, not really. I don't think the airports are safe. I don't think anywhere is safe these days, but security does need to get tighter at the airports," traveler Kimberly Robinson said.
Security measures have reverted back to normal levels at the Honolulu International Airport.
One flight leaving Honolulu was delayed on Friday.
A group stop at LAX also delayed a Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Oahu from leaving on time.
Hawaiian Airlines says it will not charge passengers who had to reschedule flights.
The owner of Makani Kai Air says the plane that crashed off Molokai had catastrophic engine failure.
Sources tell KHON2 that state Department of Health Director Loretta Fuddy died in a plane crash off Molokai.
Loretta Fuddy devoted 30 years to the health and human services industry.