#1 TSA Will Permit Knives, Golf Clubs on U.S. Planes03-05-2013, 02:39 PM
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will let people carry small pocketknives onto passenger planes for the first time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, along with golf clubs, hockey sticks and plastic Wiffle Ball-style bats.
The agency will permit knives with retractable blades shorter than 6 centimeters (2.4 inches) and narrower than 1/2 inch at the widest point, TSA Administrator John Pistole said today at an aviation security conference in Brooklyn. The change, to conform with international rules, will take effect April 25.
Pistole, the former No. 2 official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has stressed the use of intelligence and “risk- based” security during his tenure leading TSA. The agency is moving away from uniform procedures that apply to every passenger and toward efforts to perform background checks on passengers before they arrive at an airport.
Overseas passengers will no longer have to check the qualifying knives as they pass through the U.S. The agency will still prohibit some knives, including those with locking blades or molded handles, Pistole said. Box cutters, like those used by the Sept. 11 terrorists, and razor blades will still be banned.
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03-05-2013, 02:55 PM
But no hand cream allowed, and the TSA reserves the right to still fondle passengers before they get on the plane.
03-05-2013, 03:48 PM
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They've never given me a problem about knitting needles. I think they know that knitters are only dangerous if faced with a long flight and NO ability to knit."Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
03-05-2013, 03:57 PM
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03-06-2013, 12:20 AM
I wonder if guns made for action figures will be allowed back on airplanes.Deplorably Proud To Be An American
03-06-2013, 01:09 AM
They gave this story about pocket knives before. And then nabbed two from me the next week after they changed their mind and did not announce that part.It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
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03-06-2013, 01:54 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't the 9/11 hijackers commandeer those planes using box cutters and pocket knives?Deplorably Proud To Be An American
#9 Re: TSA Will Permit Knives, Golf Clubs on U.S. Planes03-06-2013, 02:00 PM
Whiffle ball bats? Who carries that?
Golf clubs? Sure, but how on earth do they fit in the overhead compartment?Voted hottest "chick" at CU - My hotness transcends gender
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