Sat, Jul 19, 2008
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news,
though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have
a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"It will definitely be a benefit to passengers not
having to see someone cut in line."
Source: Air Line Pilots Association chief Capt.
John Prater, who supports the TSA's testing of separate security
checkpoints for pilots over the next 60 days at
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport,
Pittsburgh International Airport and South Carolina's Columbia
Metropolitan Airport. Pilots arriving at the checkpoints will not
be screened for weapons, but will have their photo IDs checked
against photos in a database, to make sure the IDs aren't being
used by anyone but the rightful holders. The Association of Flight
Attendants is protesting the move, saying safety demands everyone
boarding an airplane be checked for weapons.
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