Is the TSA's policy change—allowing small knives in passenger carry-ons—a bad decision?
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on March 5, 2013 that it will now allow passengers to bring small knives on airplanes in their carry-on bags. What do you think of this decision?
Not good. Small knives (box cutters) were what was used by the terrorist on 9/11. Proving you do not need a firearm to cause destruction.
They shouldn't allow any type of knife in carry-on bags. Someone could get cut or end up dead. You never know what's going to happen up there where you can't really get away from some out of control person.
Wow. This is the first I heard of this. Not a good decision. They are just asking for problems.
This was a *breaking news item* I saw online at approximately 12:00Noon Pacific time. I don't know if all news media outlets are aware of the item.
This is a horrible decision on their part, and it is also the first i heard of this ...thank you Daisy
I think that is a terrible decision. They keep us from carrying on any other item that has the potential to be dangerous, and that should not be the exception. Their are good reasons for not allowing such items on board.
I think this is very dangerous. It's funny, during my recent trip to Birmingham, TSA confiscated all of my personal hygiene products yet now they're allowing passenger to carry small knives.
What has flight attendants concerned about this change is that this weapon could be used as a threat to flight attendants or passengers in an effort to try to gain access to the cockpit. What the attendants are not saying is that regardless if a passenger or attendant is under such threat, that cockpit door isn’t opening – and they know it.
The TSA is a hot mess and a half. They really need to define a policy and stick to it! I would like to get on a plane and not think my life depends on if someone else on the plane plans to go crazy and attack us or cut a ham sandwich.
I find it a horrible idea to let small knives onto passenger carry-ons it just makes it easier for someone to greatly harm another person.
I think that the security of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance and there is no way that a knife should be allowed in hand luggage. What would someone need a knife for while on a plane?
A smokers knife can't be used for cleaning out a pipe as all planes are non smoking. There should be no horses on the plane so the attachment for removing stones from horses hoofs is not required on a plane. Anyone who pares their nails with a knife can do that before they fly or when they land and a ballpoint pen casing can be used for any emergency trachaeoctomy that might arise.
by mod2vint7 years ago
I think they are filing charges on the wrong person! The passenger should have been arrested. Yes the flight attendant may have gotten carried away, but I can say when dealing with the public day after day, sometimes...
by ptosis11 months ago
by Jack Lee11 months ago
A man who complained about a $12 charge for a blanket cause the plane to be diverted to LA and affected all the passengers...How did we come to this?What is wrong with or airline industry?Can a $12 blanket be compared...
by Jeffery Martin7 months ago
What is your favorite knife; that you actually carry on a regular basis?Many men and women, from all walks of life, carry knives on a daily basis; and everybody that carries a knife has a favorite.My favorite...
by Michael Valencia5 years ago
How is it that we make everyone take off their shoes, at one time banned Jell-o and other gels from planes and get microscopic scans of people, yet it's OK to take a kife on board? How is this not dangrously...
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