The Transportation Security Administration today changed its rule on what is allowed to be carried on board airliners.
Basically, these are now allowed:
The TSA says you can now also bring on board ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, and golf clubs. Curiously, you can only bring on two golf clubs, forcing the would-be ne’er-do-well to bring along a caddy.
Hand grenades? Those are still banned. And they remain the single oddest thing that people consistently try to sneak on board airplanes, according to the TSA blog, which showed this haul from just one week last month.
Remember: This stuff (more than 3.4 ounces) remains a bigger threat than a knife…
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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