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2013-05-07 16:21:03

TEMPE, Ariz., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) commends the Transportation Security Administration for expanding TSA PreCheck(TM) to international itineraries. The airline's eligible customers may now receive TSA PreCheck(TM)'s expedited screening benefits at its dedicated security lanes, which could include no longer removing shoes, light outerwear and belts, or laptop and 3-1-1 compliant bag from carry-on bags, during the domestic portion of their international trip....

2013-05-06 16:21:51

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lawyers for nine organizations representing 400,000 aviation professionals, passengers and law enforcement officers today filed a legal petition with Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole and copied to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano seeking to rescind plans to allow knives in the aircraft cabins for the first time since 9/11. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/DC58223LOGO) "The Transportation...

2013-05-03 12:20:10

Customers can see their TSA Precheck status before arriving at the checkpoint CHICAGO, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced it is providing advance notice to customers who are selected for the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) prescreening program TSA Precheck. Eligible United customers will start to see the TSA Precheck indicator on mobile boarding passes, boarding passes printed at home or from the kiosks at some airports, allowing customers to...

2013-04-22 20:20:30

Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions Remains Resolute: No Knives, Ever Again WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the face of a huge backlash from Flight Attendants, nearly every other stakeholder in aviation and the public, the Transportation Security Administration today postponed its plan to allow knives on US flights starting Thursday, April 25. But the 90,000-member Flight Attendants Union Coalition, which has opposed the TSA's ill-advised plan from the...

2013-04-22 12:21:43

Airport security satisfaction and top complaints of Coach Class airline passengers are also revealed in Travel Leaders Group's survey. PLYMOUTH, Minn., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Later this week, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will allow certain items on onboard airplanes as part of carry-on baggage such as: pocket knives with blades less than 2.36 inches, toy bats, two golf clubs, and ski poles. In a new, nationwide survey, Travel Leaders Group asked Americans...

2013-04-19 12:22:08

Flight Attendants Express Grave Concern Over Allowing Knives on Planes WASHINGTON, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As terrorist activity puts the country on high alert, the Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 U.S. flight attendants nationwide, today called on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to immediately cancel a new policy that would allow airline passengers to bring knives aboard airline flights starting next Thursday, April 25. The...

2013-04-16 16:20:35

Rebecca Marchand Meets with Lawmakers Following Boston Tragedy WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Flight Attendants' Union Coalition, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants at carriers across the country, released an open letter to TSA Administrator John Pistole from Rebecca Marchand, widow of Flight Attendant Alfred Marchand who was murdered by men with small knives on 9/11, United flight 175. She is also a mother of a current Flight Attendant. (Logo:...

2013-04-08 12:21:08

Knife makers admit instrumental role in decision to allow small knives on airplanes WASHINGTON, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Knife industry lobbyists appear to have played a key role in getting the Transportation Security Administration to allow knives back on commercial aircraft for the first time since 9/11. After intense lobbying by knife manufacturers and knife industry groups, the policy change that will allow small knives on airplanes is set to take effect April 25....

2013-03-26 12:20:19

All United domestic hubs now offer PreCheck CLEVELAND, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines announced the launch of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) PreCheck program at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport's (CLE) Main Terminal. TSA PreCheck also opened for United customers on March 19 in Austin, Texas. TSA PreCheck is a risk-based pre-screening initiative that allows customers to volunteer information about themselves that may make them eligible to...

2013-03-22 16:20:19

Bi-Partisan Letter to TSA with 133 Signatures Calls for Recognition of Flight Attendant Concerns WASHINGTON, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, applauds Congressmen Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) for taking the lead by authoring a letter to TSA Administrator John Pistole about the abrupt policy change allowing dangerous items in the aircraft cabin. The letter...