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Knives allowed on US flights

Small knives that do not lock, toy bats, billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and two golf clubs are to be allowed on US flights as part of carry-on baggage for the first time since the September 11 attacks.

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US planes to allow bats and clubs onboard

Knives with locking blades and moulded handles are still banned from US planes, the US Transportation Security Administration told NBC News.

The change will take effect on 25 April.

Luggage Items permitted for the first time since 9/11 are:

  • Knives that do not lock, are 2.36ins (6cm) or less in length and below 1/2in wide
  • Novelty-sized and toy bats (including for baseball)
  • Billiard cues and ski poles
  • Hockey and lacrosse sticks
  • Up to two golf clubs

Overseas passengers will no longer have to check their knives as they pass through the US, according to Bloomberg News.

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