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Delta: Flight Attendants Should be Allowed to Skip Scanners

November 22, 2010

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. says flight attendants should be allowed to bypass tougher security screenings, just as pilots can.

The Transportation Security Administration has said it will let pilots skip the body scans and aggressive pat-downs that travelers get. Now, Delta CEO Richard Anderson has asked the TSA to let flight attendants get the same treatment. His request was included in a letter to employees over the weekend.

The CEO’s letter says flight attendants are safety professionals just like pilots and should be included in the same security screening that pilots get.

There was no immediate word from the TSA on Delta’s request.

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