In what appears to be a bit of insanity, the TSA is going to start allowing knives less than 2.36 inches long and less than ½ inch at their widest points. Anything bigger, especially with locking blades, razor blades and box cutters will still be banned.
In addition to this, people will be able to carry-on sports equipment like billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, and two or less golf clubs!
Has the TSA actually FLOWN lately?! It's hard enough to find room in the over-head bins for everyone's gigantic backpack/Bags they bring on! WHICH, by the way, would NEVER fit in that little metal sizer they have by the gate. You know the one... it says "if it dosen't fit in here, you have to check it...".
They're gonna allow freakin' HOCKEY STICKS?!
WHERE do they plan on PUTTING them?!
Now the Flight Attendants (who, by the way, are NOT babysitters and are working to make sure you are SAFE and have as enjoyable a flight as possible...) have to deal with the threat of being verbally abused by some drunken idiot who thinks just because he bought a ticket means he can run the plane, (good luck trying that on ANY other public transportation) they also now have to worry about some princess on her way to Vail who didn't quite get enough peanuts can take out her frustration with a ski pole! Or Bob up in first class didn't get his pillow fluffed, or his 2nd glass of champagne so he grabs a 3 iron...
Thanks for making us feel OH so much safer.