If you were concerned about allowing people to carry knives with blades 2.36 inches (6 cm) or shorter onto planes, you will likely be happy about this development. If you were planning on carrying on your favorite driver and putter on your next trip, you’ll have to wait.
The changes were originally slated to go into effect tomorrow, April 25. A statement from the TSA notes that more input will be sought:
“In order to accommodate further input from the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), which includes representatives from the aviation community, passenger advocates, law enforcement experts, and other stakeholders, TSA will temporarily delay implementation of changes to the Prohibited Items List, originally scheduled to go into effect April 25. This timing will enable TSA to incorporate the ASAC’s feedback about the changes to the Prohibited Items List and continue workforce training.”
Here are some external links to media coverage of this decision: