The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) yesterday announced that the prohibition against carrying knives on board would soon be lifted.
The new measure would mean that starting 25 April, passengers going through U.S. airports can bring on board Swiss Army-type knives — specifically, ones with blades no longer than 2.36 inches.
TSA would also allow other items banned since 9/11, such as lacrosse sticks, ski poles, and small, souvenir baseball bats.
Fox News notes that even under the new measure, box-cutter type knives used by the 9/11 hijackers are still prohibited. Razors as well as knives with molded grips also are still banned.
To read the article in its entirety, see: Homeland Security News Wire, http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20130306-tsa-would-allow-knives-on-planes-beginning-25-april