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#287068 - 11/10/17 12:19 AM Transport Canada to relax knife blade ban
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 858
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
To harmonize with international standards Canada has announced revisions to banned objects on flights. No mention of whether the US plans to follow suit.

Transport Canada says knife blades up to six centimetres (2.3") about the size of a large paper clip will be allowed on domestc and most international flights. Blades of any length will continue to be banned on U.S. flights while razor blades and box cutters of any size will remain prohibited on all flights. Another change will prohibit certain powders and granular material with a volume of 350 millilitres the size of a soda can or more.")

#287069 - 11/10/17 02:05 AM Re: Transport Canada to relax knife blade ban [Re: Roarmeister]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2617
Loc: Alberta, Canada
I've been hoping for a rational rebalancing of the rules -- even if it meant a pouch that went on the "excess carry on" cart that most domestic flights now have, and which is inaccessible to passengers during the flight.

Things that go "boom" take down aircraft; clearly, the new rules relect this. Any fool that tries to take control of an aircraft post-9/11 with a SAK will need to be vacuumed out of the carpet -- passengers will not sit quietly. And in practical terms, I'm pretty sure security will have a fair amount of discretion based on behaviour and other indicators.

#287074 - 11/10/17 05:52 PM Re: Transport Canada to relax knife blade ban [Re: Roarmeister]
Ren Offline

Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 99
Well the airlines finally have secured the cockpits. They were warned about the problem way before 9/11 but refused to secure them.

But yes, think passengers have realised the reality of the situation if their plane is hijacked.

Edited by Ren (11/10/17 05:52 PM)

#287076 - 11/11/17 05:38 AM Re: Transport Canada to relax knife blade ban [Re: Roarmeister]
UTAlumnus Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 977
Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
The U.S. FAA attempted to put some reality into carry-on rules several years ago with a similar size. The Houses of Congress and others that have little contact with reality pitched three kinds of fit.


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