Flight attendants lament lack of training, poor security

FLIGHT attendants are no better prepared to stop a terrorist than they were on Sept. 11 2001, because the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the airlines have failed to provide comprehensive security and counter-terrorism training, the Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO, International contends.

FLIGHT attendants are no better prepared to stop a terrorist than they were on Sept. 11 2001, because the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the airlines have failed to provide comprehensive security and counter-terrorism training, the Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO, International contends.

“Most passengers aren`t lucky enough to have air marshals on board their plane. The pilots—and their guns—are locked behind reinforced cockpit doors with explicit instructions not to open the cockpit door in the event of a terrorist attack.

“Most passengers aren`t lucky enough to have air marshals on board their plane. The pilots—and their guns—are locked behind reinforced cockpit doors with explicit instructions not to open the cockpit door in the event of a terrorist attack.

In testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure`s aviation subcommittee on October 16, TSA Secretary James Loy claimed his agency had developed mandatory guidelines for flight attendant security training, but the agency was waiting for Congress to act again before issuing the guidelines to carriers.

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