Knives with blades no more than 2.36 inches long and no more than half an inch wide will soon be allowed on flights
In a change to current guidelines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that small knives will soon be permitted in carry-on luggage onboard flights.
Knives with blades no more than 2.36 inches in length from tip to where the blade meets the handle or hilt will be allowed.
The blade must be no more than half an inch in width.
The TSA also announced that toy bats and sporting equipment such as hockey sticks and golf clubs will also be allowed onboard commercial aircraft.
The Flight Attendants Union Coalition, which represents nearly 90,000 flight attendants, calls the decision to allow these items on flights "poor and shortsighted."