Big changes are flying into airports around the country.
New rules let passengers bring pocket knives on board in your carry on. Those changes are causing a bit of a controversy.
As you can imagine, some family members of the September 11th attack victims are speaking out against this.
The TSA says it's doing it to focus on bigger threats.
Starting April 25, you'll be able to bring pocket knives on a carry-on.
The knives can't lock and must have blades that are 2.36 inches or 6 centimeters or less in length and are less than 1/2 an inch in width.
Some people say that doesn't make sense, especially after 9/11.
“With the day and age we're living in, I think it's a bad idea,” commented Cindy Moyer. “Knives, baseball bats, I mean, none of it is a good idea.”
“I don't think it's a very good idea at all,” commented Brian Moyer. “I don't think they should have any sharp object or instrument on there for safety reasons, not only for passengers but for the personnel on the plane.”
But Gary is happy about the change.
“I'm glad, grateful because this was never a threat really,” Gary Gillis believed. “So I already lost 10 or 12 of these things going through TSA so, I'm happy.”
In addition to pocket knives, TSA will also allow things like small bats, ski poles and golf clubs as part of your carry-on.
TSA says this is part of a risk-based security approach, which allows officers to better focus their efforts on finding higher threat items like explosives.
“I think it makes sense for TSA to constantly evaluate what the threat situation is,” explained HIA Executive Director Tim Edwards. “And to adapt to what is higher priority items.”
Again the new rules take effect April 25.
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