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I will not be happy when the idiot in front of me tries to ram a whole bag of golf clubs in the overhead just to avoid checking that "luggage". And baseball bats? Do ya really think that is a good idea?
Wait, didn't the 9/11 hijackers use box cutters? Isn't that a type of small knife? Doesn't this really just exemplify the ineptitude of the TSA and the complete lack of value they provide to the traveling public?
I'm thinking a golf bag full of clubs would be an excellent place to stash drugs, weapons, explosives and all sorts of other bad stuff. You ever try to fully inspect a golf bag?
Do any of you three fly at all? You can't carry on a bag of clubs, it's too big. And what if someone did stash drugs? How would that make you less safe? No, the 911 hijackers did not use box cutters, they used leathermen. The cockpit doors are locked now, so small knives won't work to hijack a plane, nor would a small baseball bat.
The TSA is a joke, but not because they've relaxed a few silly rules.
I'd be curious to see what type of golf clubs can fit in the carry-on test box at the gate. This just pushes more hassle on to the flight attendants and leaves the rest of us travelers scrambling to find available space for our properly-sized carry-ons.
So I can bring a knife on a plane (which wasn't an issue once the cockpit doors were locked anyway), but I can't bring a Mt. Dew yet?
Another government agency wasting taxes and common sense.
So, knives are okay but my lipgloss can be taken away if it's not in a clear plastic baggie. Hmm
Does anyone actually read the article before commenting? They can't bring on a bag of golf clubs. They can now bring up to two golf clubs on the plane. Box cutters are still not permitted. They can only bring on suvernier bats (short little bats maybe one foot long and would probably break in half if someone hit someone with it) or toy plastic bats. They can't bring on standard bats.
Also, I would be more scared of someone with a bottle of liquids like soda than a tiny knife blade because this liquid bottle could be used to carry in an explosive and/or combustible liquid that could be used to make an explosion to damage the plane.
Flyers from Minnesota are notorious for abusing the carry on policy in a attempt to save a measly $25. I cant wait to see someone bring their usual 2 over sized rolling luggage (rather then 1 allowed) and a bag of golf clubs as a personal item.
Thank you rynolite! I was getting irked at these silly writers notes when they had answered those very things in the article. So, put your lip glass in a baggie. What is the big deal. Thank you. I appreciate everything they do to keep me safe, and also fully am glad to take my shoes off if needed.
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