Should Knives Be Allowed on Planes?
TSA is changing its policy.
April 25 will bring a change in airport security: TSA will allow small pocket knives and a few other previously banned items aboard planes, according to ABC News.
ABC News said the change, which pertains to U.S. flights, will include knives with blades less than 6 cm, golf clubs, ski poles and other sporting sticks. Baseball bats will remain on a no-carry list. Razor blades and box cutters will also continue to be banned.
TSA Administrator John Pistole said screening for these regularly carried items slows down security lines. He said in the last quarter of 2012, the Los Angeles International Airport, TSA workers confiscated nearly 50 small knives a day, according to ABC News.
Flight attendants are unhappy with the increased risks, saying “Continued prohibition of these items is an integral layer in making our aviation system secure and must remain in place,” a statement from the Flight Attendants Union Coalition read.
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