Back in January, the Transportation Safety Agency (TSA) announced that its controversial full body scanners were going the way of the Dodo.
Over the past year, various programs have relaxed shoe-removal standards for kids, the elderly and frequent travelers, while approved cases let travelers keep their laptops
Now, in perhaps the biggest of these Post-9/11changes to airport security, carry-on standards have been relaxed to include knives, golf clubs, hockey sticks and other previously banned items.
The "Changes to the Prohibited Item List" allows knives, but only of the folding variety and with blades of no more than 2.36" in length and Ĺ" in width. For most travelers the significant effect is to allow small pocketknives, the kind often attached to key rings, as well as the bane of traveling oenophiles, corkscrews or "waiter's friends." Razors and box cutters of all varieties remain banned. ...