TSA to allow some pocket knives, sports equipment in carry-ons

New prohibited items list to go in effect on April 25

 UPDATED 2:48 PM HST Mar 05, 2013

The Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday that its list of prohibited items in carry-on bags will change starting on April 25, according to the TSA Blog.

TSA established a committee to review the prohibited items list based on an overall risk-based security approach.

TSA Administrator John S. Pistole made the decision to allow the following items in carry-on luggage beginning on April 25:

TSA says this is part of an overall Risk-Based Security approach, which allows TSA officers to better focus their efforts on finding higher threat items such as explosives.

This decision aligns TSA more closely with International Civil Aviation Organization standards.

The following items will still remain on the prohibited items list:

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TSA Blog

Starting on April 25, 2013, small pocket knives will be allowed.  The blade has to be non-locking and smaller than 2.36 inches and less than 0.5 inches in width.


Mobile users can click here to see examples of what will be allowed and prohibited.

Mobile users can also click here to vote in our online poll about what you think of the changes.

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