Small knives on airplanes allowed this week

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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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