American Airlines pilots fault TSA for limiting emergency alert

12/31/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) · CNNMoney

The union representing American Airlines pilots says the TSA erred by failing to alert every pilot to a possible security threat following the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day. "The TSA should have mandated that information about this security event be passed on to all airborne flights," rather than restricting the alert to inbound trans-Atlantic flights, according to the Allied Pilots Association. The union is urging lawmakers to require that "airline managements immediately notify all airborne flights any time there is a Level 3 or Level 4 event."

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