NEW YORK (March 6, 2013)—New Transportation Security Administration rules will allow airline passengers to carry pocket knives with blades smaller than 2.36 inches and less than ½ inch in width as well as novelty bats, toy bats, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, billiard clues and no more than two golf clubs aboard planes.
But some relatives of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as well as some pilots and flight attendants aren’t happy about the change.
Debra Burlingame's brother was the pilot of the hijacked plane that crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
The hijackers wielded box cutters.
She says small pocketknives can be just as lethal as the box cutters that are still banned.
Sally Regenhard, whose firefighter son died at the World Trade Center, says she's "flabbergasted" by the new rules.
The rules go into effect next month.