Small Knives Allowed On Airplanes Again!
Brooklyn, NY (March 5, 2013) – The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) is pleased
to announce breaking news for all knife owners. The U.S. Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) announced late this morning that they will allow people to
carry small pocket knives on passenger planes.
The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) was instrumental in working with TSA
to allow this policy change to happen. “As the knife and tool industry association,
we were very pleased to work with the TSA on these revisions to ease the restrictions
for all Americans carrying essential and valuable tools when they travel,” noted
Jan Billeb, AKTI Executive Director.
Effective April 25th, the agency will permit knives with blades shorter than 2.4
inches and narrower than 1/2 inch at the widest part. The regulations adopted
will be consistent with the international rules.