Not everyone is happy with the Transportation Safety Administration’s reversal of restrictions on airline passengers carrying small pocket knives. Representatives of the Association of Flight Attendants will pass out leaflets in eight major airports Monday “to directly enlist passengers in the fight to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin,” they say.
The organization hopes passengers will contact lawmakers and sign a White House petition to overturn the policy change. The petition has already garnered more than 41,000 signatures; the new regulations take effect April 25.
“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,” the group says.