TSA to Lift Some Restrictions on Carry on Items - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

TSA to Lift Some Restrictions on Carry on Items

NOVEMBER 30, 2005 -- The rules against sharp objects on airplanes are getting duller.

The Transportation Security Administration is expected to announce Friday that airline passengers can carry on scissors less than four inches long and some tools less than 7 inches long. Those items have been banned since the September 11 attacks.

TSA officials say the changes will allow security screeners more time to focus on explosives, which are considered a greater threat. However, Wilmington's airport director says even the small objects can be dangerous when you're dealing with terrorists.

The new rules are expected to go into effect December 20.

Reported by Darcy Douglass

Powered by Frankly