End of Airline Ban on Pocketknives Divides US Aviation Community

RIA Novosti
Wednesday 6th March, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 6 (By Sasha Horne for RIA Global) A move this week to allow pocketknives and other restricted items onboard US airplanes has sparked a heated debate among aviation experts, airline workers and politicians over airline security and safety standards in post-9/11 America. “As the last line of defense in the cabin… we believe that these proposed changes will further endanger the lives of all flight attendants and the passengers we work so hard to keep safe and secure,” said the Flight Attendants Union Coalition in a statement. The group, which represents nearly 90,000 …

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