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We’ve seen some strict restrictions on what you can take on board a plane since 9/11. These restrictions were put in place for the safety of the flying public. We all know about the restrictions of bringing liquids on board. How many of us have had tweezers, cuticle scissors and pen knives confiscated during the security check?
Now in their infinite wisdom, the TSA is allowing passengers to bring knives on board…
In a recent post on the Travel Pulse Travel News:
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it will now allow travelers to bring small knives, golf clubs and hockey sticks into airline cabins for the first time since 2001. TSA chief John Pistole made the announcement and the relaxation of these carry-on restrictions will take effect on April 25.
Under the new rules TSA will allow: Knives without a molded grip and with blades that don’t lock and are less than 6 centimeters or 2.36 inches; novelty-size and toy bats less than 24 inches long and weighing less than 24 ounces; billiard cues, ski poles, hockey and lacrosse sticks, and two golf clubs as part of carry-on baggage. Razor blades and box cutters will still be restricted.
Although some may applaud the ease of restrictions, flight attendants will not be among them. The Flight Attendants Union Coalition claimed the move was “a poor and shortsighted decision by the TSA (which) will further endanger the lives of all flight attendants and the passengers we work so hard to keep safe and secure.”
So after April 25, you can bring on a small knife, a hockey stick, ski poles, lacrosse sticks and 2 golf clubs but I still can’t get through security with a 6 oz container of yogurt.
Does this make any sense to you? It certainly doesn’t to My Vacation Lady.