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Small knives on airplanes allowed this week

New Transportation Secretary Administration rules will allow passengers to carry small knives on airplanes.  The rules go into effect on Thursday.

Flight attendants have protested the decision.  Some lawmakers are against it as well.  The TSA maintains the move puts the U.S. in compliance with policies worldwide, and keeps its workers focused on finding explosives.

The types of knives that are cleared for takeoff include pocket knives smaller than 2.36 inches and less than 1/2 inch in width.  Passengers are also allowed to carry-on golf clubs, toy bats, ski poles, pool cues, and hockey and lacrosse sticks.

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2 Comments to “Small knives on airplanes allowed this week”

    Keybored said:
    April 22, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Oh good! I will definitely bring a small knife then.

    Stoner Dude said:
    April 22, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    How come WGN never reports on the medicinal cannabis bill in Illinois? Hmmm…I think they'd rather us not know about it!

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