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Leave the Knives Home for Now

You may remember in early March we reported that the TSA was going to allow passengers to carry knives  less than 2 1/3 inches long bag onto planes starting this Thursday.

Well, don’t rush to pack that “shiv.”

After much opposition, from flight attendants, air marshalls, and much of the general public, the TSA has decided to postpone their decision to allow greater feedback to their plans to change policy.

The delay also means no golf clubs, ski poles or baseball bats.

Reader Comments (1)

The decision on whether to permit knives on commercial aircraft once again is now under review. You might wish to note in any future reporting the width restriction: my understanding is that to be allowed on planes, a knife's blade must be under 1/2 inch in width. I'm not a member of the Knifemaker's Guild or a bladesmith, but I can say with some confidence that very few knives that someone would actually find useful exist with these dimensions. I would welcome correction, but with these length and width limits, you might as well carry a toothpick.
April 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJames Allen

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