The Transportation Security Administration is un-banning some items that you haven’t been allowed to bring onboard a flight, but don’t toss your 3.4-ounce toiletries yet. You’ll still need those.
The relaxation on carry-on items will please sporty types and wood whittlers. Starting April 25, passengers will be able to bring onboard knives that fit specific measurements, such as a length of no more than 2.36 inches (roughly the length of a standard sugar packet) and a width of no more than a half-inch at the broadest point. The sharp object also can’t have a molded grip or a locked or fixed blade. For examples of permissible knives, the agency showed a wine opener with a small blade attachment and a very basic Swiss Army-style knife. Box cutters and razors, by the way, didn’t make the cut.