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Big Changes In The News For TSA
As of April 25th, what will be allowed in your carry-on luggage will be changing for the first time since 9-11. Since that fateful day in September, the TSA has greatly changed the restricted items for carry-ons. For the protection of the passengers and those working aboard the flight, items which posed a threat were banned including certain types of lighters, knives, baseball bats and golf clubs as well as items including liquids of 3 oz and even gel inserts for your shoes. According to the latest announcement, a number of items will once again be allowed in your carry-on luggage. The latest additions to carry-on luggage include:
- Small Pocket Knives – Small knives with non-locking blades smaller than 2.36 inches and less than 1/2 inch in width will be permitted
- Small Novelty Bats and Toy Bats
- Ski Poles
- Hockey Sticks
- Lacrosse Sticks
- Billiard Cues
- Golf Clubs (Limit Two)
As people have continued to complain about the inconvenience of not being able to bring aboard these items, the TSA was expecting perhaps a different reaction than they are getting which is one of concern over these changes. The TSA in rebuttal to the answer of why these items will now be allowed has been that these items do not pose a significant threat to a hijacking of the plane. The people who seem to be having the biggest issue with this are the flight attendants who will no be facing these items as possible threat to their safety.
What do you think? Should the TSA have allowed these items back into carry-ons or is this a threat which was better left the way it was?