For the first time since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the feds will allow airline passengers to carry pocket knives and other potentially lethal items aboard U.S. flights.
The Transportation Security Administration also gave the green light Tuesday to other previously banned items that could be used as weapons: golf clubs, hockey sticks, pool cues — even miniature baseball bats.
“These are popular items we see regularly,” TSA spokesman David Castelveter said. “They don’t present a risk to transportation security.”
But travelers at LaGuardia Airport where aghast.
“Based upon what happened on 9/11, there’s nothing more stupid than that,” said Douglas Cahill, 54, of Staten Island, who was at the airport picking up his brother, a soldier returning home from Afghanistan. “One of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard.”