Sara Nelson, Vice President of the Association of Flight Attendants, says a new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policy that would allow airline passengers to carry small knives is "outrageous" because flight attendants have to deal with "unruly passengers every day."
According to the Associated Press, Nelson says flight attendants are an airline's "last line of defense," and the new rule puts them "in a much more dangerous position."
On Tuesday, the TSA announced that airline passengers would be allowed to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes, beginning next month.
No specific reason was given by the TSA for this change.
Appearing Thursday on NBC's 'Today' show, Nelson said the policy change "cannot stand."
Source: Associated Press