TSA: Never Mind About the Small Knives

Passengers pass through the passenger security checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 8 on October 22, 2010.
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The Transportation Security Administration plan to allow Wiffle-ball bats, pool cues, ski poles, lacrosse sticks, and pocketknives (up to 2.4 inches) on planes was met with panic from the airline industry and the House of Representatives, and has now been dropped entirely. “We will continue to take steps to improve our ever-evolving security posture while also improving the experience of the traveling public,” said TSA Administrator John Pistole. Not having to take off our shoes would be great, thanks.