Content Section
MILE-HIGH BACKLASH TSA ‘Knives Allowed’ Policy Sparks Fury Joe Raedle / Getty Images

TSA ‘Knives Allowed’ Policy Sparks Fury

More than 9,300 people have signed a petition by the Flight Attendants Union Coalition to reverse the Transportation Security Administration’s new policy allowing small knives, golf clubs, baseball bats, and other sports equipment on planes. “Our nation’s aviation system is the safest in the world thanks to multilayered security measures that include prohibition on many items that could pose a threat to the integrity of the aircraft cabin,” said the coalition. The coalition is made up of five unions and 90,000 flight attendants. The pilots association also expressed its resistance, saying it believes terrorism is still a “real threat.” If not overturned, the new policy will go into effect April 25.

March 8, 2013 7:44 AM