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Travelers are changing plans after deadly terror attacks in Paris

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In light of the attacks, some travelers are rebooking even canceling upcoming trips to Paris, according to AAA.

The travel agency told Eyewitness News their agents have been busy helping clients make alternative arrangements. It said even clients connecting through Paris are booking a different route.

"I knew that I wanted to avoid Paris," said Martha Kirsche of Wethersfield. "[I'm] obviously concerned for the people in Paris and the situation there."

Kirsche said she was along the French Riviera on Friday night when she learned of the attacks that left 129 dead. She was set to fly through the city on Saturday, but she said her daughter quickly rerouted her through Amsterdam.

"I immediately was concerned," she said. "Our return flight was going to be from Barcelona the next morning through Charles de Gaulle in Paris. So, I was very concerned about the situation in the airport."

A travel agent herself, Kirsche said her agency has not had any cancellations. In fact, she said on Tuesday the someone booked a trip to Paris.

"It's almost like people accepted that's the new world," she said.

AAA said while the spring and summer are the busiest seasons for Paris and Europe in general, it has a handful of clients over there right now, mostly on guided tours. It said it has been helping them make alternative arrangements.

It said immediately following the attacks, they got in touch with all of them. 

"We've got somebody who called us [Monday] that they're in Dublin," said Suzanna Aresco of AAA. "They were going to go over and spend a few nights in Paris, and we spoke with them and they made a decision to stay in Ireland and fly home from there."

AAA officials said if anyone is traveling to Europe in the near future, anticipate even tighter security and plan for plenty of time at the airport.

"Americans are very resilient," Aresco said. "They love to travel, and they feel like they're not going to let certain things hold them back."

As far as refunds go, AAA said it depends on which airline was booked. Each has its own policy.

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