KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

TSA To Permit Knives On Planes Starting April



Bookmark and Share

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration made an announcement Tuesday that has people talking. Starting in April people will be allowed to bring some restricted items like small knives onto airplanes.

It’s an announcement that has come as a shock to some, and a no-brainer to others.

"People are carrying them everywhere else, just maybe not on planes, so does it really matter,” asked Shelley Monnens, Brandon.

“ I don't agree with that,” said Brian Olson, Sioux Falls.

Since 9/11 TSA has been limiting what passengers can bring on planes. But on Tuesday the administration announced that beginning April 25th items like small knives will be allowed on planes once again.

Small knives such as Swiss army knives, with blades less than 2.5 inches long, and it has some travelers concerned.
    
“I just don’t think knives are very safe on a plane,” said Kiara Borkhuis, Watertown.

Twelve-year-old Borkhuis was flying for the first time Tuesday; she said she may be young, but she knows that knives and planes could be a dangerous mix.

“I don’t know what people are using them for, so I don't want to be in danger on a plane, when I am already afraid to fly,” said Borkhuis.

For Olson, he just doesn’t see the point.
   
"I just don’t think there is any need for a pocket knife of planes,” said Olson, Sioux Falls.

But for Monnens, an avid traveler, she said letting people carry small knives on planes is fine. After all she said, they aren’t the only thing can be used as a weapon.

“Anything can be utilized as a weapon if you want it to. I mean you can take a computer out and hit someone over the head,” said Monnens.

And for John Baize, he said he trusts the decision the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has made.

“And so I think the case they've made is to move forward. And until someone gives a good reason I don’t see why they wouldn’t continue,” said Baize, Washington D.C.

Other items you can now bring onto a plane starting in April include, ski poles, hockey sticks, golf clubs and even wiffle-style ball bats.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

SF Police React To Officer Shootings In NY, FL  story with video

It was an emotional weekend for police officers across the ...

Watertown PD In Contact With Missing Man

Watertown Police say they have made contact with a man who had been missing ...

Vikings: 30K Tickets Already Sold For New Stadium

The Minnesota Vikings say ticket sales for the new stadium are ...

North Korea Experiencing Severe Internet Outages  Dec. 22

SD Inmate Elves Make Toys For Needy Kids  Dec. 22

British Singer Joe Cocker Dies At 70  Dec. 22

South Dakota Deputy Among 19 Carnegie Heroes  Dec. 22

Avon Woman Dies In Crash Near Tyndall  Dec. 22

Ian Keisacker Has Passed Away  Dec. 22

The Daily Scoop 12-22-2014  story with video  Dec. 22

Sioux Falls Casino Robbed By Armed Suspect  Dec. 22

Light Display Honors Deceased Husband  story with video  Dec. 21

SD Trying To Lure Lawyers Into Rural Practice  Dec. 21

Shopping Rush May Continue Till Christmas Eve  Dec. 21

Local Christmas Tree Farm Closed For Season  Dec. 21

Angel Tree Shines Light On Sioux Falls Agency  story with video  Dec. 21

Florida Police Officer Fatally Shot  Dec. 21

Firefighters To Give Toys To Hospitalized Children  Dec. 21

Woman Sentenced For Using Personal Data  Dec. 21

Freeman Nonprofit Explores $15M Arts Center  Dec. 21

KDLT News Archive
     

Local Christmas Tree Farm Closed For Season

If you still don't have a Christmas tree, you might ...

Light Display Honors Deceased Husband  story with video

Decorating a home for the holidays has taken on a whole ...

Florida Police Officer Fatally Shot

Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and ...

Ian Keisacker Has Passed Away  Dec. 22

Avon Woman Dies In Crash Near Tyndall  Dec. 22

Woman Sentenced For Using Personal Data  Dec. 21

Shopping Rush May Continue Till Christmas Eve  Dec. 21

Sioux Falls Casino Robbed By Armed Suspect  Dec. 22

KDLT News Archive
     

Heat Recall Skyforce Andre Dawkins  story with video

MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have recalled guard ...

Big Turnout For Snowfox Candy Cane Classic  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, S. D.   --  The three day Snowfox Candy Cane Classic swim ...

Comeback Coyotes Win At Montana  story with video

MISSOULA, Mont. —Tyler Larson scored six of his team-high 15 points in ...

USD Tops North Dakota For 7th Straight Win  story with video  Dec. 21

Jacks Work Overtime For Dramatic Win At Utah State  story with video  Dec. 21

Jacks Down Utah State To Win World Vision Classic  story with video  Dec. 21

PENTAGON CLASSIC: O'Gorman Tops Western Christian, Washington Falls  story with video  Dec. 20

O'Gorman Boys Bounce Back Against Watertown  story with video  Dec. 20

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top