TSA head defends knives decision, cites intelligence
TSA head John Pistole is defending the decision to stop screening for small knives.
In a Thursday morning interview with NBC television, Pistole said lifting the ban on small knives and other objects “is part of our ongoing move to risk-based security” and will allow screeners to search for “non-metallic devices that can bring down an airplane.”
Report: Amtrak’s growing, but bleeding money on long trips
The Brookings Institute says that Amtrak ridership is up 55 percent in the last 15 years. However, Cato Institute, another think tank, paints another picture.
Amtrak ridership may be up, but intercity train travel is still so minuscule — accounting for just .36 percent of total intercity travel on all modes of transportation — that it’s nearly irrelevant.
American Airlines seeks court extension for filing reorganization plan
American Airlines is asking a US bankruptcy court to extend to May 29 the deadline to file a reorganization plan that would allow it to emerge from Chapter 11 protection.
American’s current deadline — which has already been extended previously — is April 15. But the Dallas/Fort Worth-based carrier said it needs more time to incorporate its planned merger with US Airways into the reorganization plan.