Airlines Caught in the Middle on Airport Security
WASHINGTON ( TheStreet) -- As the controversy over security practices rages during one of its busiest travel periods, the airline industry is caught in the middle.
It can't say the Transportation Security Administration practices are bad, because they enhance security. It can't say they are good, because they trouble passengers who enjoy neither total-body scans nor intimate frisks.
Airlines "don't like it any more than we do," said Mike Flores, president of the US Airways (LCC) chapter of the Association of Flight Attendants.
Looking ahead, Flores said, carriers "are concerned about what passengers are going to do. If they see passengers booking away and not flying and that hits the bottom line, you know for sure they will be on the front steps of Congress."David Castelveter, spokesman for the Air Travel Association said, "TSA is responsible for aviation security
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