For First Time Since 9/11, TSA Allows Knives

When 9/11 happened, the Transportation Security Administration cracked down on airline security. Liquids were regulated, and even small pocket knives were confiscated. Recently, the TSA has started to loosen it’s grip a bit. For the first time in over 11 years, the TSA is allowing knives on flights. According to the TSA, “knives permitted under the policy must be able to fold up and have blades that are 2.36 inches or less in length and are less than 1/2-inch wide.”

So far there have been mixed feelings about the new policy. The TSA has made these changes to conform U.S. security standards to international standards, and to allow the TSA to concentrate on more serious safety threats. But those who are against the policy, including Delta Airlines, pilots and flight attendants, feel that it is unwise to peel back any layer of security, no matter how small-scale.

Some feel that the TSA is only concerned with preventing planes from being turned into missiles, not with individual passengers. What do you think about the TSA changes? Let us know!

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