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Allowed on planes but that bottle of -- -- in my case lotion.
Still ain't what goes on here this is crazy -- Markus -- it.
Vice president of the association of professional flight attendants joins me now he's one of the many in the industry fired up -- that about this.
Markets if -- came on the plane with this in my hand this night wouldn't you be just a little bit concerned.
Absolutely we be concerned and if you take a look back to 9/11 it was a sharp -- a box cutter which was we used against the flight attendants.
To incapacitate the cruise.
Today -- gain access to the cockpit that -- be used small knives the terrorists did in 9/11.
This is not a starting point for.
What we're gonna change if we're gonna relax the rules you hit it right on the nose he -- a starting point let's -- start -- -- -- water soda.
Things like that.
Are not -- not -- and to to allow people to have baseball bats and knives on the plane when they can't bring on Lois how is how is a lotion that's -- In addition in addition hockey sticks in ski poles right right at the list and we'll hear lotion.
Now I'd -- to get taken away.
I read that you said that you know you don't mind to review of this that's fine.
Let's look at these rules from time to time and make sure we're doing the right thing but you say this goes a step too far.
Does everybody agree with you the people you work with and they all feeling threatened at this point.
Well absolutely they agree with me as the vice president of the association professional flight attendants who represent.
Over 161000 American Airlines flight incidents we belong to a coalition of flight attendants.
That represents over 50000 flight attendants.
And it may be even higher than that -- may be -- the numbers.
But we have collectively all agreed that this is not that correct starting point and we found out about this change -- one hour before was announced while.
If we -- if we've been brought into the process from the beginning we could have given.
The TSA -- we get along with the wonderfully in -- -- we have a very good working relationship with the TSA had they brought us into this at the beginning we would have said.
Look this is not the starting point weapons are not the starting point.
Back to -- and -- since that's the starting point.
Well so I understand the reason they did this is because they're really gonna focus on explosives.
But it seems to me if I was a Smart terrorist what I would do is say okay they're not focusing on not -- bring -- Look we're glad you're not a terrorist.
I think that's -- it to me but clearly they're not that hard to outsmart our -- and that make these announcements publicly.
I I just don't understand the reasoning.
And I -- you look at a small might how sharp can you make a small might.
Take it back to the box cutters a box cutter look at the size of a box cutter a box cutter is about an inch by an inch and that's what the terrorists use in 9/11.
To incapacitate the crew and passengers on the plane.
But promise -- bring my and I next time I'm flying OK I won't happen on.
I uses everyday but never when I'm traveling markets thanks for coming on tonight they think they're -- they're -- enemy.
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