May 10 - Please contact Congress today to keep knives off our aircraft.
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June 12 in Virginia
Legal Petition: Keep All Knives Off Planes, United's HR Special Leaves Will Impact Seniority, Company Publishes Boarding Priority Chart, Spring Regular MEC Meeting Concluded, Joint Membership Engagement Training
May 6 - Lawyers for nine organizations representing 400,000 aviation professionals, passengers and law enforcement officers today filed a legal petition with Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole and copied to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano seeking to rescind plans to allow knives in the aircraft cabins for the first time since 9/11.
Apr 29 - President Obama announced his nomination for Transportation Secretary today, calling Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx a “friend” and an “impressive leader.”
Apr 27 - After a week of air-traffic slowdowns, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Saturday that it had suspended its employee furloughs and was returning to normal staffing levels, while President Obama sparred with Congressional Republicans over who was to blame for the delays.
2012 Flexible Spending Account Claims Due by April 30, Partnership #9 Awards Posted, Spring United Master Executive Council Meeting, United Reports 2013 First Quarter Loss, FAA Budget Cuts
- The House cleared legislation Friday that allows the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to shift $253 million from other accounts to end furloughs that began Sunday. The vote was 361-41. The Senate approved it Thursday night.
Apr 24 - United MEC Government Affairs Committee Update
- Airline passengers will have to leave their knives at home after all. And their bats and golf clubs.
- The nation's airlines want the Transportation Department to temporarily suspend the tarmac-delay rule that carries heavy fines for stranding passengers on planes while flight delays mount because of air-traffic control furloughs.
TSA Delays Knives on Planes, California Class Action Settlement, Calling ONSL Within Eight Hours of Departure, 787 Update, ATC Delays
Apr 23 - Due to your efforts, yesterday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that they would postpone their plans of removing the ban on all knives from commercial flights.
Apr 23 - Dire predictions to the contrary, the furlough of FAA air traffic controllers (ATC) that began on Sunday hasn't led to massive delays and cancellations.
Apr 22 - In the face of a huge backlash from Flight Attendants, nearly every other stakeholder in aviation and the public, the Transportation Security Administration today postponed its plan to allow knives on US flights starting Thursday, April 25.
No Knives – Call Congress, Hotel Transportation Self-help Provision, Partnership Program #9 Now Open, Judge Says No To AA CEO Payout, Airline Quality Rating 2013 Report, Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus, Turkish Airline Faces Strike
Apr 9 - Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways on Monday filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation seeking antitrust immunity for their new joint venture on flights between North America and the United Kingdom.
No Knives – Call Congress, Special Leave May Impact Benefits and Seniority, 12 Day-Plus Reserve Day Off Lines for May, Partnership Program #9 Now Open
Apr 4 - The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, continues leafleting events this week at airports around the country to directly enlist passengers in the fight to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin.
Apr 4 - Knives back on planes? We all hear the plea for keeping shoes on and shampoo in the carry-on, but who ever asked for knives? This week we got our answer.