Wednesday, November 30, 2005

TSA to allow scissors and small tools on planes again

Maybe this means you can knit onboard again, Sarah:

Airline passengers will be allowed to carry small scissors and tools onto planes, reversing a rule that led to confiscation of many thousands of sharp objects at airports since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a Homeland Security Department official said Wednesday.

5 Comments:

Blogger Leigh said...

I've know so many knitters denied their right to finish the scarves they started on the ground. What a triumph for knitters!

3:37 AM  
Blogger bee said...

And I thought it was a landmark event when they allowed tweezers back on the plane! ;)

4:56 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

My hubby had his little Micra Leatherman confiscated, which was just an irritant, as it was a gift from my sister. You could do more damage with the plastic cutlery than you could with the little bitty blade that was in the baby leatherman!

7:11 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I read another knitter's site where she posted a link to the Transportation Security Administration's list of permitted/prohibited items. Knitters say they print it out and carry a copy with them. I plan to do the same the next time I fly.

Link: http://www.tsa.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/Permitted_Prohibited_9_6_2005.pdf

7:53 AM  
Blogger waltoncad said...

None of this matters since they are still going to strip search 90 year old grannies and simply do a double take of the 18-47 year old male with the Islamic nation-ed passport....PC mentality can bite my crank...

6:55 PM  

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