CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 17, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) El Al's successful thwarting of terrorist bomb attempt said illustrating difference between Israel's handling of security and that of US airlines.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Israel's airline security and implications for necessary changes in United States approach to terrorism examined; scenes shown. [PASSENGER - notes he flew El Al due to its security precautions.] Details of El Al measures outlined on screen; Federal Aviation Administration call for United States airlines to improve their efforts noted. Pan Am mentioned requesting surcharge to cover costs of additional security Eastern's planned crackdown outlined. [Air Transport Association spokesperson Richard LALLY - considers called-for measures unrealistic.] [Passenger Brian McDONALD - criticizes delays caused by security checks.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Federal Aviation Administration director Don. Engen's assessment of situation outlined. Air Line Pilots Association president Henry Duffy's position noted.
(NYC: Anthony Mason) Terrorism's economy impact on overseas travel from US by business sector examined; TWA's effort to halt loss of passengers mentioned. [David POOLE, Elizabeth LITTLEFIELD - cite their company's policy to avoid flying on United States airlines.] [Travel agent Sylvie BUSHEN - notes customers avoid TWA.] El Al's incrd. business mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) United States embassy in Mexico City said halting visas for Mexican ntls. traveling to United States out of fear of terrorism.