Air travellers react to TSA decision
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:32:18 GMT —
On Monday Federal officials said they would delay enacting a new policy that would have allowed airline passengers to bring sports gear and small knives aboard flights. The Transportation Security Administration says the delay is necessary to accommodate feedback from an advisory committee.
The decision drew a mixed reaction from travellers at Toledo Express Airport. Toledoan Larry Smith was returning from Detroit. "I think the delay is a good idea, because you just never know what is on people's minds," Mr. Smith said.
Three weeks ago the TSA announced that pocket knives with blades no longer than 2.3 inches would be allowed to be brought on board aircraft. TSA screeners confiscate about 2,000 small folding knives from passengers every day.