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WayneBowe 03-06-2013 12:15 PM

TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes
 
TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes


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As the nation braces for potentially extended airport security lines because of the federal budget sequester, the Travel Security Administration (TSA) has announced they will allow small pocket knives and certain sporting goods on planes for the first time in more than a decade.

Starting April 25, passengers flying on U.S. flights will be allowed to carry small pocket knives – blades less than 6-centimeters, up to two golf clubs, ski poles, as well as sporting sticks used for hockey, lacrosse, and billiards. Baseball bats will remain on the no-fly list, though wiffle-ball bats and souvenir baseball bats (less than 24-inches long) will be allowed.

“These are popular items we see regularly,” agency spokesman David Castelveter told Bloomberg News. “They don’t present a risk to transportation security.”

The move comes following a recommendation by a TSA working group that such items are not a security threat. The move will conform to international rules that currently allow the small knives and sporting goods.

“Frankly, I don’t want TSA agents to be delayed by these,” Pistole told the audience. Adding that TSA screeners at Los Angeles International Airport in the last three months of 2012, seized 47 of the small knives per day.

The Flight Attendants Union Coalition, which represents the 90,000 flight attendants on carriers nationwide, blasted the announcement calling it “poor and shortsighted.”

“Continued prohibition of these items is an integral layer in making our aviation system secure and must remain in place,” the statement said. “As the last line of defense in the cabin and key aviation partners, we believe that these proposed changes will further endanger the lives of all Flight Attendants and the passengers we work so hard to keep safe and secure.”

Razor blades and box-cutters, like those used by the 9/11 terrorists, will still be banned.

“There is just too much emotion involved with those,” Pistole said at the conference.

The Transportation Security Administration announced last week they would be reducing ”frontline workforce,” those who screen passengers prior to accessing a flight gate, and thereby lead to increased passenger wait times at airport security checkpoints.

The cuts come from a freeze of airport security screeners hiring and cutbacks on overtime, due to sequestration.

KILLER_CLOWN 03-06-2013 12:16 PM

This isn't allowed in the Geno Smith Lounge dude, you should know better.

boogblaster 03-06-2013 12:17 PM

hell ya .....

blaise 03-06-2013 12:19 PM

Only if you have your whittling chip.

DaFace 03-06-2013 12:23 PM

As someone who has snuck a pocket knife onto a couple planes and shipped one to myself on more than one occasion, this is welcome news. Hooray budget crisis!

Fish 03-06-2013 12:25 PM

Blades less than 6cm. That's ~2.3". I don't own a blade that small.....

petegz28 03-06-2013 12:26 PM

So I can bring a knife on the plane but not a large bottle of shampoo??? Our government, ladies and gents!

loochy 03-06-2013 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by petegz28 (Post 9470568)
So I can bring a knife on the plane but not a large bottle of shampoo??? Our government, ladies and gents!

explosives

HonestChieffan 03-06-2013 12:31 PM

And we still have to be shoe scanned.

pr_capone 03-06-2013 12:35 PM

“Continued prohibition of these items is an integral layer in making our aviation system secure and must remain in place,” the statement said. “As the last line of defense in the cabin and key aviation partners, we believe that these proposed changes will further endanger the lives of all Flight Attendants and the passengers we work so hard to keep safe and secure.”

Really? Prior to 9/11, were flight attendants and pilots being stabbed left and right? Were planes hijacked on a weekly basis? Plain stupidity and based solely on emotion vs facts.

Rudy lost the toss 03-06-2013 12:35 PM

I never use mine. Does that make me a woman?

DaFace 03-06-2013 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by pr_capone (Post 9470591)
“Continued prohibition of these items is an integral layer in making our aviation system secure and must remain in place,” the statement said. “As the last line of defense in the cabin and key aviation partners, we believe that these proposed changes will further endanger the lives of all Flight Attendants and the passengers we work so hard to keep safe and secure.”

Really? Prior to 9/11, were flight attendants and pilots being stabbed left and right? Were planes hijacked on a weekly basis? Plain stupidity and based solely on emotion vs facts.

Better outlaw forks while they're at it.

threebag02 03-06-2013 12:37 PM

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WayneBowe 03-06-2013 12:40 PM

I just want to keep my damn shoes and belt on when I go through security. That's all I ask. And maybe let me take a look at the body scanner of the hot bitch in front of me?

lcarus 03-06-2013 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by petegz28 (Post 9470568)
So I can bring a knife on the plane but not a large bottle of shampoo??? Our government, ladies and gents!

Yeah lol, even though it was supposedly blades that allowed 911 to occur.


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