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Pocket knives allowed on planes

The Transportation Security Administration in the U.S said starting in April, small knives with blades that are 2.36 inches or less in length and less than 1/2 inch wide will be allowed on flights. Other items that will be allowed on board as part of a passenger's carry-on luggage include billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks and lacrosse sticks. Items that had been prohibited like razors, box cutters or knives with a fixed blade are still not allowed on board. The ` said the decision was made to bring U.S. regulations more in line with International Civil Aviation Organization standards and would also help provide a better experience for travelers. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TRAVELER DAN WEBER SAYING: "I actually believe that the bad guys are way ahead of us. They can hide stuff and they can make plastic knives that won't be picked up, just as sharp as a --- So that's why I am saying, if the bad guys want to hurt us they are going to try to hurt us." A

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