News Release

 GBTA Commends Congress for Passing No-Hassle Flying Act 

Alexandria, VA (December 13, 2012) —The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO, following the vote in the House on The No-Hassle Flying Act.  The bill will give the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) the authority to waive baggage re-screening requirements when flyers enter the United States from one of the 14 pre-clearance international airports.


“GBTA commends Congress for its bipartisan support of legislation to facilitate business travel to the United States. A special thanks to the bill’s sponsors who led this effort, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representative Joe Walsh (R-IL). Now business travelers will be able to check bags through to their final destination airports, removing one hurdle from the road warrior’s busy schedule.


GBTA’s research shows that business travel is a leading economic driver and it is critical for the U.S. government to ensure secure air travel, while removing unnecessary burdens for both business travelers and the airports serving them.”


CONTACT:      Meghan Henning, +1 703-236-1133, mhenning@gbta.org  
                          Rebecca Carriero, +1 212-446-1897, rcarriero@sloanepr.com

About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 8,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit