>"Takes effect April 25, useful items include small swiss army knives"
Cool, so only another 29 flights before I can bring my Victorinox Classic with me.
I remember, not long after 9-11, the flight attendant was handing our summer sausage snacks in really thick shrink-wrap. And apologizing to every row of seats, "I'm sorry." "Yes, I know, you can't open it.", "No, I don't have a knife either", and "I've only got these plastic knifes to hand out."
So are now allowed to play cricket in the center aisle as long as we use plastic whiffle bats?
I suspect they still won't allow some kinds of bats on board (Mexican free-tailed, for instance). I asked, at one point, and for a valid reason, about rats in the cabin and there seems to be a "other passengers would freak the hell out" rule about rats, snakes, etc.