US airlines support TSA over carry-on items

The Air Transport Association (ATA), the industry organization representing leading U.S. airlines, voiced support for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-announced security refinements regarding carry-on items:“It is clear that TSA has performed deliberate and careful risk analysis to identify which items passengers can safely bring onboard,” said ATA President and CEO James C. May. “ATA supports TSA’s refinement of banned items, both because of TSA’s security assessment and because it will reduce passenger inconvenience.”

ATA airline members transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic.