TSA Statement on Flight Attendant Screening

Monday, December 6, 2010

TSA Statement from Administrator John S. Pistole

"The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recognizes the vital role flight attendants play in aviation security and as such, TSA Administrator John S. Pistole remains committed to exploring ways to expedite security screening for flight attendants by verifying their identity and employment at the checkpoint at airports nationwide, modeled after a successful test program for airline pilots that is currently operational at three airports.

Flight attendants, like pilots, traveling in uniform on official airline business will see immediate modifications to their checkpoint screening process due to their trusted status.

Crew members will continue to be subject to random screening and other layers of security."