Flight Attendant Union Takes No-Knife Fight Nationwide

Mar 31, 2013, 15:35 ET from Association of Flight Attendants

On Monday, April 1, Flight Attendants Continue Series of Leafleting Against Knives on Planes at Multiple Airports across the Country

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), 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 and call members of Congress to support legislation to overturn TSA Administrator Pistole's abrupt policy change.

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The leaflet says:

Risk-based security screening makes sense. Introducing risks into the system does not. Aviation security doesn't stop at the cockpit door; Flight Attendants and passengers in the cabin cannot be written off as acceptable casualties.

We do not need to choose between guarding against a hostile take-over attempt or prohibiting an explosive device. We need to ensure air travel is secured against all threats to our safety and security.

On Monday, April 1, Flight Attendants nationwide will be enlisting the traveling public to help keep U.S. aviation the safest and most secure in the world. Air Marshals, Pilots, Transportation Security Officers and airline CEOs agree with Flight Attendants. The people on the front lines of aviation security know that allowing knives on planes is a bad idea.

Airport Leafleting and Local Times for Monday, April 1:

   Denver International Airport (DEN)

   Outside Level 6 – West/ Passenger Drop-Off

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



   Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

   Tom Bradley International Departure Level

   Press Conference 12:30 pm Pacific Time

   Leafleting until 2:00 pm Pacific Time


   Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX)

   Terminal 4, Departure Level

   Near Security Checkpoints A/B

   Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Noon) Mountain Time


   Sea-Tac International Airport

   Sky Bridge 5

   Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Noon) Pacific Time



   Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

   Transit Level/Outside Security

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


   Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

   Terminal Three – Outside Security

   Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central Time


   Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

   Departure Level – United Ticket Counter Entrance

   Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern Time

   Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

   Outside F Terminal

   Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time

The Association of Flight Attendants is the world's largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 67 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions.  Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.

SOURCE Association of Flight Attendants