TSA postpones allowing small knives back on planes

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2013/04/22/tsa-knives-planes-security/2105001/

    The Transportation Security Administration is postponing letting passengers carry small knives back aboard airline flights.

    After facing strong opposition to the policy change from flight attendants and its own air marshals, the agency said Monday it was delaying the policy change so that the airline industry, passenger advocates and law-enforcement experts could weigh in on what should be allowed on planes.
    "This timing will enable TSA to incorporate the feedback about the changes to the Prohibited Items List and continue workforce training," the TSA said in a statement.

    Read More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2013/04/22/tsa-knives-planes-security/2105001/
     
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    There is still hope for rational decisions !
     
  3. goalie
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    STOP THE PRESSES!!!!

    The TSA actually got something right (for now anyway) ;)
     
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    FA & Pilots got it right. No need for any of that on a flight.
    To get 'Aligned" with the rest of the world's airlines?
    Doubt that you'll find any of that on a EL AL aircraft.
     
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    Yes but it's so much more fun to dis the TSA ;)
     
  6. zphelj

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    The original decision to focus security resource on things that actually makes flights safer instead of security that only makes people feel safer was a good one. Retracting it is your basic politics of fear or special interest pressure, perhaps a bit of both.
     
  7. Captain Oveur
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    This simply bit the TSA in their ass. For a decade now, the TSA regularly scare people thinking the boogeyman is in the seat pocket in front of them.

    The pilot and FA unions have some puzzling logic. They don't want passengers bringing small knives on board, but they should know as well as anyone that there are PLENTY of items that are permitted through security and items already on-board aircraft that can do a lot more damage than a small knife.
     
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    At some point, a knife is a dangerous tool. I feel the need to deny passengers with a knife.
     
  9. Captain Oveur
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    Metal knives have been in First Class for awhile, even post-9/11.
     
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    Everything is a weapon at some point. Keeping pocket knives off airplanes does not make you any safer, it ties up resources that could be doing things to actually make your flight safer.
     
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