TSA Announces Plans To Begin Allowing Small Knives On Flights
Almost 12 years after the 9-11 terrorist attacks that changed American history forever, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced plans to begin allowing small knives, golf clubs and hockey sticks to be brought on board.
via CBS News
Small knives are set to be permitted in carry-on luggage on flights, in a change to current guidelines announced by the TSA today.
Knives with blades no more than 2.36 inches in length from tip to where the blade meets the handle or hilt will be approved for carry-on.
The blade must be no more than half an inch in width.
The TSA also announced toy bats and sporting equipment such as hockey sticks and golf clubs will also be allowed on board aircraft.
The TSA said the changes were made after a committee had reviewed the agency’s prohibited items list.
“This decision aligns TSA with International Civil Aviation Organization standards and our European counterparts,” the TSA said in a statement. The changes are set to come into effect on April 25.
But the changes were opposed by two industry groups.
The Flight Attendants Union Coalition, representing nearly 90,000 Flight Attendants said the decision was ”poor and shortsighted”.
”Continued prohibition of these items is an integral layer in making our aviation system secure and must remain in place,” said the union in a statement.
Even though it’s been over a decade since the 9-11 attacks, we can help but think this isn’t a good idea. What do you think about TSA allowing these items back on board planes Bossip fam?