KNIVES on a Plane!
Yesterday the TSA took a small, very small step to improve airline safety. I doubt it will last long, but they have dropped the restriction on small knives being carried onto a commercial aircraft.
Here is the statement released by TSA.
“Through TSA’s layered approach to security, and to align more closely with International Civil Aviation Organization standards, effective April 25, 2013 TSA will allow knives that do not lock, and have blades that are 2.36 inches or 6 centimeters or less in length and are less than 1/2 inch in width, novelty-sized and toy bats, billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and two golf clubs as part of their carry-on baggage. This is part of an overall Risk-Based Security approach, which allows Transportation Security Officers to better focus their efforts on finding higher threat items such as explosives.”
Now that small knives are allowed on aircraft, do you feel any safer while flying? Will you take advantage of the new rules and carry a small knife while on a plane? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments below.