The Transportation Security Administration in charge of airport security. They’re the people who set the standards that the screeners have to live up to, and those rules are stringent. However, it looks as though things are going to be relaxing a little. The TSA has decided to ease its ban on what you can and cannot bring on airplanes. Pocketknives shorter than 6 inches, golf clubs, hockey sticks, Wiffle-ball bats, and other things currently allowed under international flight rules will now be okayed on US flights. The rule change isn’t due to common sense, said the TSA, but due to the trouble it causes TSA agents.
“The idea that we have to look for, to find and then somehow resolve whatever that prohibited item is — that takes time and effort,” said TSA Administrator John Pistole. “That may detract us from that item that could lead to a catastrophic failure on an aircraft.”
It’s a good start. Any logical change made by the TSA is an uncharacteristic step in the right direction, now let’s keep working. It’s time to stop smashing down Afros, forcing women to take out nipple rings, and banning fancy boots on air flights. Also, if we can, let’s also allow outside food and drink, because I hate it when I have to spend $6 on a bottle of airport water.
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