Pulling the Curtain

That annoying curtain separating first class from coach on most airplane flights may be facing its own final curtain. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which oversees aviation security, has told the airlines that it wants the barrier removed permanently, to allow cabin crews and federal air marshals (FAMs) to see the entire cabin. Some airlines are not thrilled with the move, which could happen by the end of the month. Much of their profit comes from passengers paying high first-class fares, and the companies are afraid of doing anything to alienate those premium flyers. "Privacy is a huge issue for travelers...

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