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.
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".