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#259728 - 04/23/13 01:29 AM Update: TSA still not permitting small knives
Bingley Offline
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Don't rush over to the airport with your little knives, hoping you can use them to cut the foil on your favorite bottle of wine before you pull the cork out...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-5758...ives-on-planes/

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#259740 - 04/23/13 03:34 AM Re: Update: TSA still not permitting small knives [Re: Bingley]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
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Loc: Colorado
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Edited by chaosmagnet (04/24/13 02:33 AM)
Edit Reason: Inappropriate political commentary

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#259743 - 04/23/13 05:00 AM Re: Update: TSA still not permitting small knives [Re: Bingley]
ireckon Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
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Loc: Northern California
The correct move for TSA is either to ban all knives or to allow all knives, nothing in between. Allowing small knives would only make the lines longer. TSA personnel would have to perform an analysis for each small knife, as opposed doing a simpler binary reject/allow. TSA is not going to allow knives. Thus, the best solution is to ban all knives.
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#259745 - 04/23/13 05:09 AM Re: Update: TSA still not permitting small knives [Re: haertig]
Bingley Offline
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Edited by chaosmagnet (04/24/13 02:36 AM)
Edit Reason: Inappropriate political commentary

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#259763 - 04/23/13 12:11 PM Re: Update: TSA still not permitting small knives [Re: haertig]
Montanero Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1007
Loc: North Carolina
I have been in line behind some people who's underwear probably should be banned, they stunk!

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#259812 - 04/24/13 02:36 AM Re: Update: TSA still not permitting small knives [Re: Bingley]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
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Comments about what the TSA's policy is or will be are permitted. Comments about what the TSA's policy should be are on very thin ice and will be deleted if they include even a tiny shred of political commentary. I'll be on a hair trigger for this thread, so please be very thoughtful before you post.


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#259817 - 04/24/13 03:58 AM Re: Update: TSA still not permitting small knives [Re: chaosmagnet]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 1835
Loc: Colorado
A joke about underwear, in response to a comment about it in the linked article, is political commentary?

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#259830 - 04/24/13 05:19 PM Re: Update: TSA still not permitting small knives [Re: haertig]
chaosmagnet Offline
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In this context, yes. PM me if you want me to explain further.


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#259842 - 04/24/13 07:15 PM Re: Update: TSA still not permitting small knives [Re: Bingley]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2537
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Take this FWIW, but I've become more-or-less accustomed to the "no knives of any kind" rule. Probably just as well, since it looks like the Canadian reg's aren't going to change any time soon.

Yes, it's a bit of a nuisance, especially when travelling light. But when it comes down to emergency situations on a scheduled commercial airliner, I've come to the conclusion that it's not as much of an issue as I first thought. Far more important factors are awareness, seat selection, clothing, and footwear. I am allowed to carry paramedic shears, a flashlight, and a lighter. These tools can assist with egress from the aircraft and initial measures before the cavalry arrives.

So for me anyway, I've declared a truce on this. Just give me an equal number of takeoffs and landings and I'm happy.

YMMV.

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#259849 - 04/24/13 07:45 PM Re: Update: TSA still not permitting small knives [Re: Montanero]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3077
A knife shouldn't be required as the Safety belt latch on the Toilet should be perfectly serviceable. It is the End users responsibility to ensure that corrosion of the metal latch is minimised if using non standard TSA compliant belt latches.

The automotive car safety belt type should be universally accepted and serviceable although the aircraft safety belt type which was originally fitted in early TSA standards may take some a little more getting used to.

Of course, care should be taken when using larger lavatory bowls when visiting folks who have them specially installed as the belt tension could make falling into the bowl a small but significant safety issue. Does the TSA accept liability for such distressing incidents?

In Europe we have yet to follow the safety standards set by the TSA, in fact there are no standards for TSA safety. But then again folks in America doesn't have to adhere to the Draconian EU Banana specifications with regards to bend ratio, length and girth size.


Edited by Am_Fear_Liath_Mor (04/24/13 07:50 PM)

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