Knives and golf clubs on airplanes? Flight attendants don't like the idea

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 6, 2013 at 2:43 am •  Published: March 6, 2013

As of April 25, “TSA will allow knives that do not lock and have blades that are 2.36 inches or 6 centimeters or less in length and are less than one-half-inch in width, novelty-sized and toy bats, billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and two golf clubs as part of their carry-on baggage,” the agency said.

The policy change “is part of an overall risk-based security approach, which allows transportation security officers to better focus their efforts on finding higher-threat items such as explosives,” the TSA said.

APFA safety and security coordinator Kelly Skyles also raised the question of where passengers will put the larger items like golf clubs.

“There’s less space than ever in overhead bins, and on some particular aircraft safely storing these large items will be impossible,” Skyles said in the union’s statement.

“Add to that the cramped confines of an airplane cabin, and you have the potential for passengers getting hit with these items during boarding and deplaning. It’s a recipe for disaster.”


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