Flight attendants are expected to protest a new policy by the TSA that allows small knives back aboard airplanes. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2013.
Taking their battle with the TSA to their passengers, U.S. airlines flight attendants are planning on passing out leaflets at LAX and other airports Monday to demand that small knives be kept out of their cabins.
In Los Angeles, the Association of Flight Attendants are planning to ask passengers to demand that current regulations not be changed.
The demonstration in Southern California will happen at the Bradley International Terminal departure level from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
The event at LAX was part of the launch of a campaign at airports across the country in which flight attendants are seeking support for the reversal of a controversial TSA decision announced March 6 that allows small pocket knives to be brought aboard planes.
But the union decries any move that could make flight attendants and passengers “written off as acceptable casualties.”
“Risk-based security screening makes sense,” the union said in a statement. “Introducing risks into the system does not.”
The leafleting is planned for LAX and airports at Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Seattle, and Washington/Dulles.