Tuesday, 13 June 2006

Airlines object to traveller registration scheme

In a 1 June 2006 public letter to airport directors throughout the USA, the Air Transport Association of airlines based in the USA has reiterated that ATA’s “member carriers remain oppsed to the RT [registered traveler] program as it is currently being developed , and urge that you [i.e. airports] not endorse the program.”

Many airports have, in fact opted out . Even those that are willing to participate still haven’t gotten their marching orders . And other than the private companies that will operate it, there’s no clear consituency for a scheme that, as the ATA says, “will not advance our … goals of greater security and efficiency.”

Just one more reason that travellers, too, should opt out. Don’t register to fly.

Link | Posted by Edward on Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 11:35 (11:35 AM)
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