Published 23 Jul, 2012
Rapid Screening for Flight Crews Will Enhance Safety,
Help Passengers Move Faster Through Security
Flight attendants who are members of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) said today that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has made the right decision by including flight attendants in its Known Crewmember (KCM) initiative, which will offer identity verification and expedited security screening to flight attendants employed by U.S.-based airlines.
“We appreciate the recognition given our professional flight attendants – who are safety professionals and first responders – by the TSA Administrator,” said TWU International President James C. Little. “In addition to expediting crew member screening and allowing TSA to focus on real security threats, we believe this will also assist in the flow of other passengers as they transition through the airport security lanes.”