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    Aviation Child Passenger Safety

    Following opening remarks by Deborah Hersman, Federal Aviation Agency, airline attendants, and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) members and staff talked about the best approaches…

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    Proposed United-Continental Merger

    Congressmen, airline executives and union representatives testified about a proposed merger between Continental and United Airlines. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of the…

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    Aviation Passenger Screening Procedures

    Witnesses testified by the Transportation Security Administration’s changes in security procedures and updates to the prohibited items list scheduled to become effective December 22, 2005.

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    Cell Phone Use on Airplanes

    Witnesses testified about the use of cell phones on aircraft and the possible dangers that have been publicized about this usage. Topics included noise pollution during airline flights, use…

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    Airline Pension Plans

    Federal officials, airline company executives, and labor representatives testified about airline pension plans. They were questioned about airline business practices, invoking the May…

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    Airline Cabin Air Quality

    Health and airline officials testified about aircraft cabin environments and air quality standards in commercial airlines. Among the topics they addressed were potential transmission of…

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    Airline Security

    The Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs heard testimony on the implementation of airline security legislation. Rep. Mica, chairman of the House…

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    U.S. Airport and Airline Security

    House Transportation Subcommittee hearing on airline and airport security. Rep. John Mica (R-Florida) chaired the Subcommittee. Patricia Friend, International President of the Association…

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    Aggressive Passenger Report

    At Ronald Reagan National Airport, Pat Friend, president of the Association of Flight Attendants announced a report on incidents of passengers becoming angry or aggressive towards flight attendants,…

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    The Aviation Industry

    Secretary Slater and industry officials spoke to reporters about their meeting to determine methods to improve airline service quality. Among the issues they addressed were airline delays,…

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    Transportation Union Issues

    Union leaders reminded their followers of the importance of working together, despite differences in job description. They also set the goal of winning both the presidential and…

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    Political Mobilization in 2000

    Labor leaders briefed the media on an initiative for the 2000 election to advance the interests of millions of transportation workers. Among the topics addressed in the initiative were…

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    Transportation Trades Department Convention

    Labor leaders and legislators spoke about the need for solidarity in fighting for working class concerns. Among the issues discussed were trade issues, health care, passing worker-friendly…

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    Carry-on Baggage Regulations

    Members of the Association of Flight Attendants discussed the need for a restriction of the number and weight of carry-on bags brought onto airplanes by passengers. Ms. Friend stated that…

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    Airline Baggage Rules

    U.S. House Transportation Subcommittee held a hearing on Airline Carry-On Baggage. The hearing was about limiting passenger bags on an airplane. Aviation Administration, Airline executives,…

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    Aviation Security and Safety Open Hearing

    The first meeting of the Aviation Safety and Security Commission, an 18-member, presidentially-appointed board which was formed after the ValuJet and TWA crashes, was held. The commission,…

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