NEW RULES: TSA Changing Carry-On Restrictions

Soon those boarding an airplane will be allowed to add a few items to their carry-on bags.

Items Kathleen Berning isn’t too happy about.

“I really don`t like it because I think it`s really unnecessary, and especially with us having a kid it scares me that someone could have a weapon,” says Kathleen Berning of Fort Dodge.

Those items include knives, small bats, billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and two golf clubs all as part of your carry-on baggage.

But like Kathleen, Bridget Patrick says it’s not worth the risk.

“I would feel very uneasy, if something happens up there you have nowhere to go and you`re just so enclosed, yeah I’d feel uneasy that some people could be up there with some,” says Bridget Patrick of Osceola

TSA officials say they’re allowing these items that normally take time holding up the security check points to focus on the bigger picture.

In a statement TSA officials said, “This is part of an overall risk-based security approach, which allows transportation security officers to better focus their efforts on finding higher threat items such as explosives.”

And why some taking flight don’t mind the addition of sporting equipment, the mention of any kind of knife regardless the size didn’t get a positive response.

“It`s kind of nice they`re going to lax off on some things, but the weapons I don`t think you need them on a plane to begin with,” says Jason Berning of Fort Dodge.

Not all knives will be allowed, it has to be a non-locking blade smaller than 2.36 inches and less than 1/2 in width.

The new changes all go into effect on April 25th.



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