10/19/2010

Some airlines say the cost of seating federal air marshals in first class is not justified by current security risks, in part because cockpit security has been improved. Several carriers are asking the Transportation Security Administration to allow them to seat the marshals farther back in the planes. Carriers note that security features such as hardened cockpit doors are in place to protect cockpits and say there is a greater need for the marshals in other parts of the planes.

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