TSA loosening traveling restrictions, certain knives, other items to be permitted for carry-on

After more than a decade of tight traveling restrictions following America's 9/11 tragedy, the Transportation Security Agency is about to loosen their reigns.

Starting April 25, passengers will be allowed to bring small pocket knives and specific sporting goods on their carry-on bags, according to the TSA.gov blog.

Small knives with non-locking blades smaller than 2.36 inches and less than 1/2 inch in width, small novelty bats, toy bats, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, billiard cues and up to two golf clubs can be included in carry-on luggage.

TSA Administrator John S. Pistole made the decision after a committee reviewed the prohibited items list with a risk-based security approach, so agents could focus on locating higher threat items like explosives.

The blog states the changes are more inline with the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Items like razor blades, box cutters, full-size baseball, softball and cricket bats remain off limits.

The rules for liquids aerosols and gel quantities remain the same. ( Those restrictions can be found here: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-carry-ons)

For a complete list of prohibited items, click here: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items

Photos providing visuals of the newly permitted items can be seen here: http://wfts.tv/ZcfJfd



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