No Joke: Flight Attendants Enlist Passengers In 'Knife Fight' At Airports Nationwide

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, continues a series of leafleting events at airports around the country to directly enlist passengers in the fight to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin. Leaflets encourage passengers to sign the petition to the White House at and to call their member of Congress to support the No Knives Act of 2013, introduced by Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) and Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY).

Airport Leafleting and Local Times for Monday, April 1:

Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Terminal Three – Outside Security

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT

Contact: TJ Sesko, 312-961-5537

Denver International Airport

Outside Level 6 – West/ Passenger Drop-Off

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Mountain Time

Contact: Ken Kyle, 303-913-6978

Miami International Airport

American Airlines Departures

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Contact: Todd McJunkin, 212-518-3987


New York LaGuardia Airport

American Airlines Departures

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Contact: Dane Townsend-Pepper, 917-548-4555

Los Angeles International Airport

Tom Bradley International Departure Level

12:30 pm Press Conference w/ U.S. Reps. Waters & Hahn

Leafleting UAL & AA departures 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PT

Contacts: Dante Harris 818-415-8190 / John Nikides, 310-691-3100


Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Terminal 4, Departure Level

Near Security Checkpoints A/B

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon MT

Contact: Corey Caldwell, 202-434-0586



Pittsburg International Airport

Transit Level/Outside Security

Time: 12:00 pm (Noon) to 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Contact: Corey Caldwell, 202-434-0586


Sea-Tac International Airport

Sky Bridge 5

Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon PT

Contact: Corey Caldwell, 202-434-0586


Washington Dulles International Airport

Departure Level – UAL Ticket Counter Entrance

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Contact: Corey Caldwell, 202-434-0586

Leafleting will continue throughout the week including airports in Boston, Washington DC and San Francisco. Air Marshals, Pilots, Transportation Security Officers and airline CEOs agree with Flight Attendants. No knives, ever again.

The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions coordinates on issues of mutual interest to Flight Attendants. Members of the Coalition are the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), Transport Workers Union (TWU), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

SOURCE The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions


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