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Poll: Do you think flight restrictions should be relaxed?

From next month, pocket knives with blades of up to six centimetres are to be allowed on flights in the US.

POCKET KNIVES AND sports equipment are to be allowed on US flights from next month, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced.

Blades of up to 6 centimetres are to be allowed from 25 April, in addition to golf clubs, hockey clubs and novelty-sized baseball bats.

The restrictions had been in place since the September 11 attacks in 2001.

TSA chief John Pistole has said that the relaxation of restrictions would allow them to “better focus their efforts on finding higher threat items such as explosives.”

This is despite the fact that no explosives were involved in the hijacking of the four planes on September 11.

So today as ask: Do you think flight restrictions should be relaxed?

Poll Results:

No (1506)
I don't know (895)
Yes (802)

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