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Play heard about the TSA's new policy to allow small knives on planes.
Well there's another safety issue that many people don't know about secondary barrier doors were installed on some planes.
After 9/11 to protect pilots in the cockpit but now United Airlines is paying bowing to remove those -- doors.
So more first class seats can be built this decision is angering many yeah.
Our next guest Allen -- -- her late husband Victor was captain.
-- the United Airlines flight 175.
Which is taken over by terrorists on 9/11 and crash into the south tower of the World Trade Center -- good morning.
Good morning Allison what do you think about this decision by united to try to remove that second barrier door.
I think it's outrageous.
That united had ordered these Boeing 780 sevens to have the secondary barrier and after the merger.
They decided that they were going to pay -- extra to remove the barriers.
I think it's absurd to we need this protection in order to.
Not have for breach of the cockpit.
You think that had your husband had that secondary -- door.
On united flight 175 that things could have been different.
Absolutely could have been different for the 2973.
The reason why we -- September 11 was because the cockpit was breached and the secondary -- -- proven method of securing the cockpit.
Here's what United Airlines says about this decision in a statement flight security has various components with secondary barriers being just one.
That we -- in different combinations the security matrix can vary from one type of aircraft to another while we don't discuss details of which security measures are used.
We are thorough in carrying out our security responsibilities for every flight in other words they're saying that this won't affect security they have a matrix in place -- should protect -- What's your response.
Well we know with the matrix and and we know what happens is that there are people that get through -- certain parts of security that's why there's so many levels of security.
The secondary barrier is the last line of defense before you can get to the cockpit.
So there's no reason to -- take any one of the components and not include them and we have to have a mandate on that.
This week you sent a letter to President Obama what did you sense.
I I told him of the problem -- explained to him all the issues the limitations of all the other security issues that they have.
In place and I asked to have a meeting with him and hopefully he can help -- -- and get this mandate should through quickly.
Have you gotten any response from the White House or from the FAA or from united yet.
Not from the White House they just got the letter this week we haven't heard from them yet DF AA the TSA the flight attendants the union.
All are behind secondary barriers.
We've had a good response from congressman and senators that we've been seeing as well.
And United Airlines -- not answered that my question I did write that -- -- tackle letter.
An associate of his trip back to me never answering the reason why they got rid of secondary barriers and I wrote another letter specifically the -- my second I said to if I asked him to please answer me himself and I have not received it.
It's been well over a month.
Iowa Elena servicing -- -- please keep us posted on your effort to make sure that those -- are secure thanks so much for sharing with us.
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