The TSA will allow certain knives back on airplanes.
After the tragedy of Sept. 11, the idea of bringing any sort of sharp object on an airplane was forbidden. After a long 10 years, the Transportation Security Administration is changing that. The TSA announced on Tuesday that certain knives are being allowed back on airplanes.
Knives Allowed by TSA
- Knives with blades that are 2.36 inches, or 6 centimeters
- Knives with blades that are shorter and less than a 1/2 inch wide are permitted on U.S. airline flights - As long as the blade is not fixed or doesn't lock into place
Items Now Allowed in Carry-On Luggage
- Two golf clubs
- Toy bats, such as souvenir bats
- Ski Poles
- Hockey Sticks
- Lacrosse Sticks
Despite these measures, razorblades and box cutters are still NOT permitted on airplanes. According to CNN, the head of the TSA, John Pistole, said changes will take place April 25.
It's rumored that the hijackers of Sept. 11 used box cutters in their attack, but weapons were never found. That could be a scary thought to some. While this change has positive aspects, of course it has down sides. What are your thoughts on this change? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know on our Facebook page!