TSA Allows Knives on Planes

TSA Relaxes Rules for Knives on Planes

For the first time since 9/11, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will allow small pocketknives onto passenger planes to conform with international air travel guidelines. TSA will allow folding knives with blades shorter than 2.4 inches and narrower than 0.5 inch. At an aviation security conference in Brooklyn today, TSA Administrator John Pistole said the change will be effective April 25.

Previously, overseas passengers were required to check knives knives allowed under international flight rules as they passed through the U.S. TSA will still prohibit some knives, including those with locking blades or molded handles, Pistole said. Box cutters and razor blades will still be banned.

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