NO JOKE: Flight Attendants Enlist Passengers In 'Knife Fight' At Airports Nationwide

Washington, DC – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, continues a series of leafleting events at airports around the country to directly enlist passengers in the fight to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin. Leaflets encourage passengers to sign the petition to the White House at www.NoKnivesOnPlanes.comand to call their member of Congress to support the No Knives Act of 2013, introduced by Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) and Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY).

Airport Leafleting and Local Times for Monday, April 1:

Chicago O’Hare International Airport Denver International Airport
Terminal Three – Outside Security Outside Level 6 – West/ Passenger Drop-Off
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Mountain Time
Contact: TJ Sesko, 312-961-5537 Contact: Ken Kyle, 303-913-6978


Miami International Airport New York LaGuardia Airport
American Airlines Departures American Airlines Departures
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Contact: Todd McJunkin, 212-518-3987 Contact: Dane Townsend-Pepper, 917-548-4555


Los Angeles International Airport Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Tom Bradley International Departure Level Terminal 4, Departure Level
12:30 pm Press Conference w/ U.S. Reps. Waters & Hahn Near Security Checkpoints A/B
Leafleting UAL & AA terms 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PT Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon MT
Contacts: Dante Harris 818-415-8190 / John Nikides, 310-691-3100 Contact: Corey Caldwell, 202-434-0586


Pittsburgh International Airport Sea-Tac International Airport
Transit Level/Outside Security Sky Bridge 5
Time: 12:00 pm (Noon) to 2:00 pm Eastern Time Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon PT
Contact: Corey Caldwell, 202-434-0586 Contact: Corey Caldwell, 202-434-0586


Washington Dulles International Airport Philadelphia International Airport
Departure Level – UAL Ticket Counter Entrance Outside F Terminal
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern Time Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time
Contact: Corey Caldwell, 202-434-0586 Contact: Corey Caldwell, 202-434-0586

Leafleting will continue throughout the week including airports in Boston, Washington DC and San Francisco. Air Marshals, Pilots, Transportation Security Officers and airline CEOs agree with Flight Attendants. No knives, ever again.

Media Contacts: Corey Caldwell, AFA-CWA, [email protected] ; Jamie Horwitz, TWU, [email protected]  ; Leslie Mayo, APFA, [email protected]  ; James Carlson, IAM, [email protected]  ; David White, IBT,[email protected] .

The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions coordinates on issues of mutual interest to Flight Attendants. Members of the Coalition are the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), Transport Workers Union (TWU), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

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