Control of Skyjacking

Archive Report

Issues raised by Skyjacking Concern

Mounting Effort to Safeguard Airplane Travel

The mounting effort to safeguard plane travel against the menace of skyjacking has run into a number of tough issues that must be resolved if the crusade is to succeed. The new passenger-and-baggage-checking procedures, instituted on Jan. 5 by all scheduled airlines by order of President Nixon, are proceeding reasonably well. But neither the aviation industry nor the Congress is happy over certain features of the President's anti-skyjacking programs. There is some fear that the good humor of passengers may evaporate as delays and other inconveniences continue, especially after the costs of new security measures are passed on in the form of taxes or higher plane fares. And the airports are having difficulty preparing to ...

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