For the first time since Sept. 11, 2001 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will allow pocketknives back on U.S. planes. The lifting of the prohibition will take place next month, April 25, in order to bring U.S. TSA standards in line with international standards. The new security change stipulates that pocketknives must not exceed 6 centimeters in length or 1/2 inch in width, and must not have a fixed blade. Flight attendants have begun to speak out against the TSA’s decision, calling it “short-sighted."
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