Baton Rouge travelers weigh in on TSA's ‘pocketknife policy'

Baton Rouge travelers weigh in on TSA's ‘pocketknife policy'

POSTED: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:15pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:19pm

Major changes are set to take effect at airports across the nation, but travelers at Baton Rouge Metro Airport have mixed feelings.

TSA announced a plan that would allow pocket knives with blades less than 2.5 inches long on board; box cutters and knives with locking blades will still be prohibited.

Residents had varying opinions.

"I think that this is ok. I don't have a problem with that,” said Carol Britton-Grant. “I'm sure a lot of thought would have gone into it."

"Knives - I don't think they belong on an airplane,” said Jim Dutcher. “What would you use one for?"

"I would appreciate it, because I have to remember to leave my Swiss Army knife at home every time I fly," said Howard L’enfant.

The TSA says those changes will take effect in April.

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