TSA relents, re-bans knives on airplanes. More pressure coming?

Guarino, Mark
June 2013
Christian Science Monitor;6/ 6/2013, pN.PAG
Pocketknives of any shape and size are back on "banned" list of items air passengers may not carry into the cabins of commercial planes - a victory for aviation workers who had pressured the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to rethink its decision of three months ago to stop confiscating such knives during passenger screening.


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