Assn. of European Airlines and Air Transport Assn. submitted a joint letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff calling for efficient passenger screening systems. According to AEA, the letter argues that a proposal to require airlines to submit passenger information 60 min. before departure will "bring gridlock to airport check-in areas and generate huge additional costs." AEA Secretary General Ulrich Schulte-Strathus said, "Adding just 10 seconds to the time it takes to handle ...

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