Changes to the pro­hib­ited items list at US air­ports


From April 25, 2013, the US Trans­port Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion (TSA) of the United States has re­laxed rules at the air­ports on pro­hib­ited items. Through TSA’s lay­ered ap­proach to se­cu­rity, and to align more closely with In­ter­na­tional Civil Avi­a­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion stan­dards, ef­fec­tive April 25, 2013 TSA will al­low knives that do not lock, and have blades that are 2.36 inches or 6 cen­time­tres or less in length and are less than 1/2 inch in width, nov­elty-sized and toy bats, bil­liard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and two golf clubs as part of their carry-on bag­gage. This is part of an over­all Risk-Based Se­cu­rity ap­proach, which al­lows TSA se­cu­rity of­fi­cers to bet­ter fo­cus their ef­forts on find­ing higher threat items such as ex­plo­sives.

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