TSA to allow small knives on planes first time since 9/11 attacks
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The United States Transport Security Administration (TSA) on Tuesday announced to ease airport safety rules by allowing small pocket knives on the U.S. flights.
This is first such relaxation in rules since the September 11 attacks on the New York and Pentagon.
In a statement, the TSA said that the passengers would be allowed to bring blades less than 2.36 inches (6 centimeters) long and 1/2-inch wide in plane cabins narrow from April 25 – a move vehemently slammed by flight attendants as it could endanger the risk of people’s life on board.
The authority continues to forbid fixed blades, razors and box cutters, but allows hockey sticks, billiard cues, ski poles, and lacrosse in carry-on luggage.