Yesterday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
announced that effective April 25, knives would be allowed in the aircraft
cabin for the first time since 9/11. Our response to condemn this move was
swift and we coordinated our efforts through our Flight Attendant Union
Coalition to show a united front on this issue among all Flight Attendants.
Today, we have initiated a petition to the White House to
block this policy reversal and keep knives out of our aircraft cabins. The
on-line petition requires creating an account, but this increases the validity
of the petition and makes a bigger impact as we take action together. Sign the
petition now: Keep
Knives Off the Plane.
Since yesterday’s announcement, our unions have received an
overwhelming response of outrage from members and passengers across the
country. This move by the TSA is outrageous. We are the last line of defense in
aviation security and time does not change the fact that we were among the
first to die in a war we didn’t know we were fighting on September 11, 2001. At
great cost, we know better today. There is no excuse for allowing knives in the
This policy reversal is against the best interest of the
security of crew and passengers in the aircraft cabin and we will stop at
nothing to fight it. We encourage all those who agree and wish to join our
growing coalition to sign the petition at: Keep
Knives Off the Plane.
Our nation’s aviation system is the safest in world thanks
to multi-layered security measures that include prohibition of items that could
pose a threat to the integrity of the aircraft cabin. The continued ban on
dangerous objects is an integral layer in aviation security and must remain in
We are working with our sisters and brothers in the Flight
Attendant Union Coalition, representing nearly 90,000 Flight Attendants at
airlines across the county, to coordinate a nation-wide legislative and public
campaign to reverse TSA’s decision to allow knives in the cabin. We will
continue to report to you on a series of tactics to defeat this policy change.
Help us grow the power of our Coalition by sharing this petition with your
friends and family.
Sign-in is required by this White House petition to prevent
multiple click-throughs and to protect validity of the petition. We urge you to
exercise the one signature opportunity you have to register your voice against
the TSA's decision.