American and American Eagle Flights Taking No Security Delays
FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines and American Eagle, which began 100 percent baggage screening four days ago, operated smoothly on Friday, the first day this security measure was required by the new Aviation Security Law.
The two airlines reported that the new procedure did not result in additional wait time at its airports.
American and American Eagle increased the use of explosive detection devices, along with other means, and began positive passenger bag match to meet the requirements of the new directive. They also trained tens of thousands of airport employees in the new procedures.
“American and American Eagle employees are doing a superb job in transitioning to the new security requirements, while maintaining high customer service, ” said Dan Garton, American’s executive vice president of Customer Service. “I also would like to thank our customers, who appreciate the extra scrutiny and are assisting us in making their travel experience as pleasant as possible.”