Pretty soon it
might be a little easier to get through security at the airport. The TSA is
making changes to the banned items list which has many travelers concerned at
Augusta Regional Airport.
Elissa Fralicks was shocked to hear the
news about the upcoming changes to the TSA regulations. Right now, the
guidelines at airport security restrict any type of sharp objects or club-like
"I think it's always going to be
too soon to let knives and stuff like that back on planes," said Fralicks.
"I'm already nervous enough
traveling on planes and knowing that people have pocket knives like that I
don't think I'll be traveling very often."
The relaxed rules that go into effect
next month will allow knives that do no lock with blades 2.4 inches or smaller as
well as sporting gear to be carried onto planes.
"I still think it's a dicey
situation," said Dr. Charles Goodman, Jr.
"I think that they pose a threat to
the passengers as well as the crew," said John Sween.
However for some, it's mainly the knife
that has people worried not the entire list.
"The golf clubs is a different
story because my husband plays golf for a living so traveling with golf clubs
is important," said Fralicks.
"I'm glad to see we are trying to
make some concessions. It's been almost 12 years since 9/11," said
timing is everything but according to the TSA, these changes are to allow their
officers to better focus on higher threat items.
information log onto the TSA website: http://www.tsa.gov
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