TSA to allow small knives, sporting gear on planes

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    Mar 05, 2013 11:43 PM GMT
    http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-tsa-knives-20130305,0,4264518.story
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    Mar 05, 2013 11:59 PM GMT
    thats dumb. I think my bottle of LaCoste Cologne or smart water is far less dangerous than a knife...yet we still cant bring those.
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    Mar 06, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
    FuzzyPecs25 saidthats dumb. I think my bottle of LaCoste Cologne or smart water is far less dangerous than a knife...yet we still cant bring those.


    If under 3 oz, you can bring them as carry on.
  • billbos

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    Mar 06, 2013 12:55 AM GMT
    It is so strange to me that they are doing this now - why? The ABC news said it is to save time from confiscating these items...does it really take that much time to take a pocket knife away? A knife with a 2 1/2" blade can do a LOT of damage - no wonder the flight attendants are pissed at this.
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    Mar 06, 2013 5:19 PM GMT
    As a woman friend of mine pointed out to me yesterday, they still won't allow her to bring knitting needles.
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    Mar 08, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    lol, TSA....what a cumbersome cluster that organziation is.
  • Medjai

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    Mar 08, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    ChoklitDaddy saidAs a woman friend of mine pointed out to me yesterday, they still won't allow her to bring knitting needles.


    Knitting needles can, admitteldly, make one hell of a puncture wound.

    This is good. It's about time they recognized that not only are they being artificially restrictive for safety, but they have not caught or stopped a single terrorist attack yet.
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    Mar 08, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    Of course, it's always been "just for show." I just wish they could do their little theatre piece and collect their salaries without being so annoying.

    Reminds me of the time they confiscated my wet laundry icon_rolleyes.gif
    Then when I finally got on the plane, seated right behind the open cockpit door, I was served breakfast with a steel serrated steak knife. icon_confused.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 08, 2013 6:29 PM GMT
    When I first heard about this a few days ago I was dumbfounded at the utter stupidity. Let's not only allow it, but let's announce it to the world we're allowing it. WTF?!?! "Hey Terrorists, Bring On The Knives!!!". I see no reason whatsoever why ANYONE needs a knife of any kind on board an airplane. These things need to be packed in checked bags or left at home -- Period!
  • Medjai

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    Mar 08, 2013 6:37 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWhen I first heard about this a few days ago I was dumbfounded at the utter stupidity. Let's not only allow it, but let's announce it to the world we're allowing it. WTF?!?! "Hey Terrorists, Bring On The Knives!!!". I see no reason whatsoever why ANYONE needs a knife of any kind on board an airplane. These things need to be packed in checked bags or left at home -- Period!


    There was an allowance for a long time for people to take knives on in the case of an emergency to cut jammed seat belts. Perhaps that's why? I always have a small knife on me for convenience sake...
  • exam747

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    Mar 08, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    I'm cabin crew and I can't figure out why you need a knife in your carry on? If you need it and are not checking luggage, ship it; if you need it and check luggage then check it... I don't understand the need for them in the cabin... Are they truly that amusing?
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    Mar 08, 2013 10:25 PM GMT
    Train and arm flight crews.