A ‘coalition’ of flight attendant unions is going all hypoxic over the proposed TSA policy of allowing miniscule knives in airline passenger cabins. Never mind that small (and medium) knives were allowed on board for decades, and that even Mayor Mikey’s Minions at Bloomberg News support the TSA’s common-sense policy shift.
Nothing but full-blown hysteria will suffice for the air waitresses at noknivesonplanes.com, who are petrified that they may soon be forced to share aircraft cabins with itsy-bitsy pocketknives that could barely open the packaging on a complimentary bag of honey-roasted peanuts. Airline travel really sucks these days, but are flight attendants really worried that their ‘service’ is so bad they’ll get shanked for it?
From their latest ‘press release:’
Flight Attendant advocacy, public outcry and congressional scrutiny led to the TSA announcing a delay for implementation beyond the original April 25, 2013 date. This is a welcome reprieve, but all indication from TSA and DHS is that we will only experience a temporary delay while the agency works to “properly communicate” its position. Janet Napolitano testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security following the delay announcement and stated, “I wouldn’t say that [Pistole] has reopened the ultimate conclusion.”
You can make a difference by calling Congress.
Come to think of it, they’re right! I’m writing my reps and urging them to support the proposed TSA policy. You should do the same.