New Round Of Explosions In War Of Words Between FAA, NATCA
Editor's Note: The following is the unedited
text of a letter posted on a website associated with the
Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS-MIDO), from National
Air Traffic Controllers Organization president John Carr to
the COO of the FAA's Air Traffic Organization, Russ Chew.
Flight Attendants Question Decision, Some May Refuse To
Citing a need to focus screening efforts on items of greater
potential danger to passengers, TSA Director Edmund "Kip" Hawley
announced Friday the agency will relax its screening guidelines on
certain items that have not been allowed in the cabin of a
passenger airliner since 9/11.
"We've got one down, and 41 more to go."
Source: Southwest Airlines spokesman Ed
Stewart, speaking about the company's plans in light of the
Wednesday repeal of Wright Amendment restrictions on flights to
Missouri from Dallas' Love Field Airport. Missouri joins eight
other states (NM, OK, KS, AL, MS, LA, AR, TX) airlines are allowed
to provide nonstop service to from the downtown Dallas airport.