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Reverse TSA on knives

| Friday, March 29, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

As a flight attendant for more than 29 years and a local union president representing 400 flight attendants, I am very concerned about the Transportation Security Administration's recent decision to allow knives back on aircraft.

We are responsible for the safety and security of the entire cabin, and to now arm passengers with a concealed weapon is irresponsible and dangerous. Furthermore, this reversal was made without any input or consideration from crews or passengers, who could all be at risk. Perhaps if TSA chief John Pistole's office was also at 35,000 feet, he would reconsider his stance on this reckless decision.

So far, more than 39,000 people agree and have shown support by signing the petition at noknivesonplanes.com. I urge you to do the same.

Let's continue to be the safest and most efficient aviation transportation system in the world!

Diane Britton

North Fayette

The writer is president of Washington, D.C.-based Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Local Executive Council No. 41.

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