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    TSA considering allowing knives

    Not sure if this is okay to post here, or if it is really off topic, but I am fuming. The primary reason we have to check a bag is to bring sunscreen because of the liquid size restrictions in carry-ons. Now today I heard a report about the flight attendants union trying to block a move by TSA that could allow passengers to start carrying knives on board again. I don't get it, we can't bring sunscreen or too big of a tube of toothpaste, but now they are thinking knives are okay? It realty doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I am against weapons being allowed on planes and if liquids can used as explosives, I understand that restriction too, but to allow knives but not sealed liquids kind of blows me away.

    Here is an article I found with more info. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...,5430279.story
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    ridiculous isn't it?!

    those terrorists taking down plane(s) w/ boxcutters....the same can be accomplished with a pocket knife?

    does not make passengers feel warm and cozy

    the flight attendants have enough difficulties with their jobs......now the tsa loosening rules makes for more unease for attendants and passengers.

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    It is an example of bureaucracy at its worst. Absolutely, positively ignorant and stupid. Harsh words, yes....but accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob o View Post
    absolutely, positively ignorant and stupid. Harsh words, yes....but accurate.
    amen!

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    I second that !!!!
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    I expect it to be recinded.... there is too much backlash from the airlines, air marshalls, pilots and flight attendant unions and insurance companies. Sure hope so!

    http://articles.latimes.com/2013/mar...usion-20130309

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    It's scary and accomplishes nothing except to make people feel more anxious!

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    apparently the pilot's union has joined the flight attendant's union and rep. markey from ma will introduce legislation to make sure this does not go into effect.
    http://www.wcvb.com/news/money/Rep-M...l%2B5%2Bboston
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 03-10-2013 at 10:59 AM.

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    I agree with you all that this seems like a bizzare (to put it mildly) thing to do.

    Reminds me of something that drove my dad batty is why they allow glass bottles filled with flammable liquid on airplanes. He was a small commercial pilot of 40+ years. He always said that someone just needed to break the bottle and voila they have a knife. Or if they have some way to light the liquid they have a molotove cocktail. Okay maybe your average Smirnoff won't light I don't know but you get my drift. We have a family friend who survived a very serious crash in Guam and he believes that the crash wouldn't have been as fatal if the booze bottles hadn't caught on fire after the crash.

    Okay my hijacking rant is done. Hope that the TSA puts more thought in too their "thought process".

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    So the TSA wants to allow knives, but don't even think of trying to bring in a dangerous 3.5 ounce bottle of shampoo!

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