SOURCE: Coalition for Luggage Security

June 13, 2007 13:58 ET

The Coalition for Luggage Security Reports on British Unveiling of Plans for Luggage Free Airports

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - The Coalition for Luggage Security today reported on the British Parliament, not our United States Congress, plans for luggage free airports that was addressed in an article in the British News site, The Daily Mail.

The parliamentary conference was organized by the all-party Aviation Group. Among the attendees was committee chairman David Marshall, labor MP for Glasgow East, who said, "It is abundantly clear that something has to be done to address the current problems plaguing travelers."

Each year airlines around the world lose over 30 million bags. Under a luggage free system, that number could be dramatically reduced, along with a reduction in the length of check-in and security lines in airports. Airlines themselves could save up to 22% in fuel, just by eliminating luggage from planes.

"It is great to see Parliament getting involved, at least some government is listening. This is a problem that needs to be addressed by all governments and our Congress should take note, as the British Parliament is taking action to provide safety and mishandled luggage a step further. Our current system of baggage handling and screening in airports is inadequate at best. We need to rethink our current system. With the number of passengers steadily rising, how is it that we can expect to see an improvement in the baggage handling processes when the airlines are struggling with the baggage of the current passenger volume?" stated Josh Holm, Director of the Coalition for Luggage Security.

"The Coalition for Luggage Security urges Government officials and the airline industry to discuss alternate means of baggage delivery. Passenger luggage should not be shipped on passenger flights, and we propose passengers be given a choice to ship their bags in advance of their trip to reach their destination before they arrive and have a separate line for luggage free travelers to gain access to the airport terminals. This action would vastly reduce the number of bags on airplanes and in airports. A decline in passenger baggage reduces the amount of luggage being lost, cuts fuel consumption dramatically and eliminates the threat of a luggage bomb destroying an airport," stated Richard A. Altomare, Founder and President of the Coalition for Luggage Security, and CEO of Universal Express, Inc. (OTCBB: USXP).

The Coalition for Luggage Security White Paper on separating luggage from passengers can be found at

About The Coalition for Luggage Security

The Coalition for Luggage Security was established to ensure the safety of travelers through alternate means of luggage transportation. The Coalition consists of prominent businesspersons and companies that educate the public, Congress and the Administration on the importance of solving the luggage and cargo safety issues that exist in airlines and airports.

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