• United States



by Paul Kerstein

TSA Updates List of Allowable Travel Items

Dec 22, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Last year, any person hoping to carry Swiss Army knives, cigar cutters or scissors on the ride home for the holidays had their hopes dashed by Transportation Security Administration security screeners.  After 9/11, such items were banned from aircraft.

The times, they are a’ changin.

On Thursday, TSA made effective its newest list of prohibited items.

Among this year’s prohibited items are:


-Baseball bats


-Cattle prods

-Golf clubs



-Pool cues

-Ski poles

Among the newly permitted items are:


-Nail clippers or nail files

-Disposable Razors

-Scissors, with an edge of less than 4 inches

-Tools, 7 inches long or less, including screwdrivers, wrenches and pliers

So if you’re giving that special somebody a Louisville Slugger or a shiny, new Zippo this year, you better look into some other way to get it to them than on the plane by your side.

For a full list of permitted and prohibited items visit TSA’s website.

By Al Sacco