Secretary Napolitano suggests raising security fees.
In the following presentation to the DFW Occupational Safety and Health Specialist the premise of reducing the burden of the carry-on baggage handled by TSA Officers is highlighted.
According to the safety proposal as a weight/size reduction begins as compliance with already established FAA protocol the size/weight restriction on carry-on baggage and has been concurred with by the airlines.
Compliance with FAA regulations, and monitored by FAA and TSA inspectors, beginning at the check-in counter and further enforced at the TSA airport checkpoints to mandate compliance with allowable carry-on baggage size and weight would -
1. Reduce oversize/overweight carry-on baggage,
2. Reduce airline liability for oversize/overweight baggage stowed in overhead compartments falling and striking passengers,
3. Reduce a potential out of balance condition to the aircraft and flight crew,
4. Reduce repetitive stress injury to TSA personnel from handling oversize/overweight carry-on baggage,
5. Reduce damage to TSA x-ray screening equipment from being damaged by the introduction of oversize/overweight carry-on baggage,
6. Reduce difficulty of TSA Officers, manning the x-ray inspection positions, to see through the oversize/overweight carry-on baggage,
7. Reduce checkpoint processing time for the additional carry-on baggage checks as a result of the oversize condition, and,
8. Reduce the expressed cost to TSA by $260 million dollars.