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    While nobody will be able to get to the flight deck with a 2.36" swiss army knife, there is still the potential for someone to use one to threaten or kill someone. A potential hijacker with a knife to the throat of a child or co-worker is still an incredible threat to a pilot. Knowing that their decision to continue or divert will almost certainly cause someone to lose their life.

    Weigh that against the cost and inconvenience of having to check a bag in order to take a knife with you on your trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    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.
    Ditto!

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    I'm not sure if this has been widely reported yet or not, but the TSA/DHS has also decided to stop providing self defense training to pilots and flight attendants. Training for things like defending yourself against someone armed with things like knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadd View Post
    I'm not sure if this has been widely reported yet or not, but the TSA/DHS has also decided to stop providing self defense training to pilots and flight attendants. Training for things like defending yourself against someone armed with things like knives.
    That is really a shame. I'm guessing someone sitting in a plush office with $100 pens are making these types of decisions. Any chance the Unions will be able to do anything?
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadd View Post
    I'm not sure if this has been widely reported yet or not, but the TSA/DHS has also decided to stop providing self defense training to pilots and flight attendants. Training for things like defending yourself against someone armed with things like knives.
    Makes no sense at all..... Are they trying to provide a 'level playing field' for the bad guys????

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    Feds announced today that they have delayed the decision to "approve small knives"

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    I would be shocked if they approve knives, how silly to even debate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    I think most of us expected this outcome... I know I did!

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    Today, you can't take down a plane with a boxcutter (or a small knife). The TSA had planned to focus on real threats, like bombs but they were overruled.

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