To my knowledge its not that many. Ive seen grandpa working like its his second career to stay busy. The continued success of the program is dependent upon crewmembers demonstrating that they can be trusted to comply with all related requirements. Most helpful comments ( as chosen by the OMAAT community ). Dont worry about that connecting flight in Denver thanks. What am I hoping to accomplish by sharing this information? They are using crew screening issues to say, "Hey - we're doing a great job!" It's not one bit different. I say some because there are agents, pilots, and flights that don't clear security at all. Will the Expedited Crew Access program require all pilots and flight attendants to be screened, or? As a 30 year career airline pilot, I have a vested interest in protecting my career, so do all of the other pilots I fly with taking security seriously. A 14 year old girl flew coast to coast solo, followed by her father, an airline captain in another plane. More egregious violations of the Code Federal Regulations (CFRs) could result in civil or criminal penalties. startxref Date: March 18, 2022 The government-approved Known Crewmember (KCM) program allows Flight Attendants and Pilots at many airlines to enjoy the convenience of an expedited security screening. As a reminder, KCM is accessible only for "active" crewmembers, In an effort to clear up any misunderstanding and eliminate confusion on access protocol, we recommend that you review our . why would it bother you what our reactions are? There are multiple reports of pilots being busted with weapons. Next time you get on a flight that is cancelled or delayed because the crew cant get through security in a timely fashion perhaps you will remember this . According to Aero Crew News, in 2023 the Known Crewmember Program (KCM) will be replaced by a new program branded as Expedited Crew Access (ECA). 5The Known Crew Member program enables TSOs to positively verify the identity and employment status of flight-crew members who have joined the program and provide expedited access to the sterile area of the airport for properly identified and verified, uniformed crewmembers. Also keep in mind that when returning to active status there will be a delay in updating your status to active which may result in your inability to use KCM access. Not claiming the new policy will affect my trips, only that TSA has major staffing issues at certain airports. Jose stop your dammm complaining. Everyone should be screened. So TSA will have to expand 5% to maintain current levels of delays and missed flights. Your wild and unbelievable claim about pilots attempting to bring their families through KCM proves you don't actually know how KCM works. You have basic first aid. I need to hurry up to get to the plane all while not getting paid for it until that boarding door closes. (Id really be interested to know what the stats are on that??) Work closely with your union or become a rep to improve work rules and pay at your airline to make respecting your job more appealing. Pilots are not more trustworthy than flight attendants and should not be given more special privileges than their fellow crew members. Things have gotten so bad, I am ready for a fight. 99.99% of those passengers have done nothing wrong, and are carrying no contraband nor weapons. A:The KCM barcode card is used to expedite the crewmember verification process at the KCM access points. Battery-powered electronic smoking devices, such as "e-cigarettes, e-cigs, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems," can be brought as carry-on items only. That would solve the vast majority of the issues. Crewmembers will no longer be permitted to manually enter their KCM data. This enhancement will include retention of the Crewmember selection for USP for a period of time at all KCM access points in that airport. I guarantee if you're a flight attendant reading this you've said "oF cOuRsE I diD!" Q:How is the KCM barcode card used? There should be employee TSA entrance, no sense of having crews who show up last minute, which is understandable not having an employee entrance. Flight attendants are consistently being found to bring prohibited items (including drugs, even though that's not what TSA is looking for) through KCM. I promise you that! It gets Americans used to standing in line while goons grope you - welcome to our increasing police state. Actually, I've seen the pre- check line longer than the general boarding line! Same as everyone in front of me. If they increased the requirements - say you have to have a 2 year degree -- an EMT license, etc. A: If the TSA cannot confirm your identity or current employment status at the KCM access point, you will be directed to the passenger-screening checkpoint in order to access the sterile area. I was getting randomly selected so many times, I never renewed my KCM. 911? The bad apples have ruined a great privilege for the masses. Do you know how to build an LRBL at 17,500 feet ? If you combine all the flight attendants and look at the numbers is it even close to 1% of crew members doing this? Or that they pay for TSA and we don't because of ticket fees. Users can change airlines, barcodes, and view history all from the same account. My grammar is literally better than yours so I'm not sure what point you're trying to make. Therefore, KCM eligible crewmembers are required to understand these KCM Rules for Use and comply with these rules while using the KCM access points. The SF system randomly selects individuals to undergo selectee screening and will identify the printed boarding pass or seat request card with a SSSS. NOTE: If the selected Crewmember exits the sterile area and attempts to reenter through a KCM access point during this time period, they will continue to be identified for USP. Crewmembers are subject to a federal background check and fingerprinting as a result of 9/11. Full screening. Should be required to use clear backpacks or purses to pass security/ metal detectors should be used and nothing else should be allowed on premises. Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon gas, up to one (1) per passenger or crew member, provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element. Special Use Airspace. Authorized crewmembers traveling with a printed boarding pass or seat request card are subject to the TSA Secure Flight (SF) vetting system the same as passengers. To view KCM security checkpoint lanes at DFW, please visit the Known Crewmember website. ]m+o^tw?Mxw7{[7Clikcno9b. Don't have an account? Get mad at your (and my) own work group. "TSA PRE-CHECK" line where most do not have to remove their shoes or take laptops out of bags - yay. Completely disagree with you Ben. 0000000016 00000 n I'll be signed in and ready for work whenever. If you look at the Number of incidents that are occurring, the majority, are all flight attendants. There have been reports of pilots caught with weapons when they get randomed. Special use airspace (SUA) consists of that airspace wherein activities must be confined because of their nature, or wherein limitations are imposed upon aircraft operations that are not a part of those activities, or both. NATA worked in close partnership with Airlines for America (A4A), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the TSA and NATA Compliance Services to bring this valuable program to our industry. The voyage through the Strait of Magellan was treacherous and cold, and many sailors. It is unfortunate that in 2023, the program may no longer exist for some. Are not allowed to carry property belonging to other individuals through the KCM Access Point. Known Crewmember has been a wonderful privilege. Flight attendants are first responders..they are highly trained professionals.even if some refuse to acknowledge it. Crew members may not transit the KCM portal with any TSA prohibited items. This enhancement will include retention of the crewmember selection for USP for a period of time at all KCM access points in that airport. Which is handing out band-aids and pressing buttons on an AED.after the machine TELLS you to. Ill go easy on the guy that said he was a cargo pilot. The ones at my company who seem to be on a regular basis are the same ones complaining to the union all the time, whining all night long about this that and the other. We are talking CLASS ACTION lawsuits for piss-poor treatment of crew. Known Crewmember is a risk-based screening system that enables TSA security officers to positively verify the identity and employment status of flight crewmembers. 53 0 obj <> endobj TSA is already severely understaffed at many airports. Enter your email address here and we will send you an email with your username and instructions on how to change your password. It aint gonna happen. Its fine. If the pilots on a flight become incapacitated, the lives of everyone on board are jeopardized; if the flight attendants become incapacitated, it is a relatively minor inconvenience unlikely to result in any sort of injury to anyone. Crewmembers traveling with pets will be directed to the passenger-screening checkpoint and screened in accordance with TSA screening procedures. Then you have to listen to passengers complain and ask why your late. I have heard stories of pilots and flight attendants ferrying money, drugs and electronics and that has led to the loss of this expedited service for us. However, crewmembers on an extended leave of absence greater than 30 days, to include: disability, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), military deployment, voluntary leave of absence, furlough, suspension, termination, retirement, or other leave of absence must be suspended or removed from the KCM system. A: Effective March 31, 2022, the TSA will require KCM eligible crewmembers to scan a KCM-issued barcode card when utilizing a KCM access point. The FAA in their infinite wisdom starting requiring flight attendants to have an FAA Airman certificate several years ago. List of Prohibited Items Examples of items prohibited by UPS include, but are not limited to the following: Ammunition (except as expressly provided in the "UPS Tariff/Terms and Conditions of Service - United States" beginning on page 7) Bank bills, notes or currency (other than coin) Corpses, cremated or disinterred remains Fireworks Uh huh. We have to submit to a background check to even have KCM.. its a shame a few bad incidents have to ruin this privilege,so tired of the public thinking we are provided with so many nice benefits we arent. The BCAS (Bureau of Civil Aviation Security) have come out with an advisory declaring locally made Power bank as prohibited item not permissible for carriage on person, hand baggage and Check-In baggage, and air cargo consignment. 1) Its pretty insulting to trash the time & money spent. More egregious violations of the Code Federal Regulations (CFRs) could result in civil or criminal penalties. Let the security ppl stick to what they gotta do and you pilots can stick to being glorified bus drivers and you flight attendants can stick to being mobile vending machines. Its simply a raw grab for power by a federal government already out of control and unable to operate under the Constitution. Now, when TSA asks, I just say Im not playing Your Game of going thru two lines, this is all eyewash anyway. They're the offenders over and over. It also has warned that such violations could jeopardize the entire Known Crew Member program. Sometimes there's contraband inside, and the well-meaning flight attendant had no idea. The primary mission of TSA is to reduce security vulnerabilities and to strengthen resilience against terrorist attacks in the Nation's transportation systems, including aviation, mass transit, rail, highway, and pipeline, to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. Yes, I flew this week. 0000001822 00000 n Known Crewmember What You Need To Know! There is no rolling back what the TSA currently does - like it or not. #3 is DEN - they do a secondary screening where they swipe the crew member's hands and test the swab in a machine. Interesting SMR? After X amount of time if (when) violations decrease, then just make KCM (or ECA) for pilots only. ENR 5. You idiots change the security process based on whether or not crew have a certain shirt on. Basically, cooperate and graduate. No more shoes or belts to remove. The program is not ending. The vast majority of flight attendants are dedicated professionals, but unfortunately there have been too many examples in the news of flight attendants trying to smuggle drugs through KCM. Absolutely no verification of credentials or inspection of personal items. That is simply the way it works in every part of society. For over two decades, Aircraft Operators have relied on NATACS for compliance services that meet the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) secured document and record management solutions. a. Since you dont deal with people Im going to ignore the commentary on your lack of understanding why its necessary to go through an expedited process as a flight attendant. believe it or not your not nearly as important as you would like to think you are. Having an off duty employee pass rider clogging up lines that they didnt subscribe/pay for is spitting into face of the passengers that do. _W+ The Port Agent will arrange transportation to the ship's next port of call. If they think after 4 years of school, $100k in training, another 4 years of grinding time as a CFI, after finally becoming a airline pilot that I would even know where to score these drugs then they must think I'm way cooler than I actually am. Legally, TSA searches are on thin ice with respect to the 4th Amendment. Drones are explicitly listed as forbidden luggage items on MSC cruises. As a paying subscriber of CLEAR & TSAPre, I would welcome a dedicated crew/employee line for those employees that are working. Get a list of the restricted items, dangerous goods.