on Planes. The AP reports: Airport security screeners are reportedly going to let passengers bring sharp objects on board airplanes again. Today's Washington Post says the Transportation Security Administration plans to announce security changes Friday.
Sources quoted by the paper say the new rules will allow things like scissors in carry-on bags. The reasoning is that such items are no longer regarded as the greatest threat to airline security.
After reading the article, I have to say that the change seems pretty rational (don't know about the scissors though). I had a friend who had her favorite pair of tweezers taken from her at the airport because they were on the list of things that could not be brought on a plane in your carry-on luggage. A pair of tweezers. Still it is odd that this "fear your own shadow" administration would allow for a sensible change. That said, the article notes that the focus now is on suicide bombers. Just in time for the holidays: Have a pleasant flight...try not to get blown up!