TSA ‘Knives Allowed’ Policy Sparks Fury

    MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 04:  Passengers wait to clear security next to the newly opened TSA PreCheck lane (seen to the left) which the Transportation Security Administration launched to cut down the time prescreened passengers need to stand in the traditional security line at Miami International Airport on October 4, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The pilot program launched today for fliers to use the expedited security screening in Miami, Atlanta, Detroit and Dallas/Fort Worth.The lane has a metal detector rather than a full-body imaging machine and passengers will no longer no need to remove shoes, belts, light outerwear, and bags of liquids that are compliant with TSA restrictions.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    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.

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