TSA Small Knives Announcement Gets Pushback From Airline Employees

Angry coalition of pilots, air marshals, flight attendants take action against lifting of knife ban
2:00 | 03/09/13

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When the tsa said they were going to allow small knives on planes, it raised eyebrows. Now people are taking action. Can they make a difference here? David kerley is as reagan national airport. Good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning. More calls for the tsa to leave the policy on knives as is. This morning, delta has become the first airline to join the call to keep knives off planes. The ceo of america's largest care xwrer tells the head of tsa, we must object. And we share flight attendants' legitimate concerns. They were first and loud in the condemnation of the tsa plan. They're angry, they're outranled about this. Oh, my god, this is a hijacking. Reporter: They'by the union for the air marshalls and some pilots. They wa-- the head of the tsa says he wants his officers to concentrate on what can be catastrophic on plane, explosives, especially liquid explosives. I don't think people appreciate the destructive capabilities of liquids. Reporter: Some security experts are torn. Tsa should be focusing on the highest end of the threat spectrum for sure. I'm not sure I would have jumped to allowing knives on planes. Reporter: The groups who are now fighting, are planning to go to congress to ask for help. I don't think this policy can GO INTO EFFECT ON APRIL 25th. We're going spend every day between now and then make sure that it doesn't. Reporter: I asked the tsa. The agency director stands behind his decision. The plan will go into effect at the end of next month. It's a controversial one. David, thank you.

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