Australia Restores Some Sanity to Airport Screening
Carry-on baggage rules will be relaxed under a shake-up of aviation security announced by the Federal Government today.
The changes will see passengers again allowed to carry some sharp implements, such as nail files and clippers, umbrellas, crochet and knitting needles on board aircraft from July next year.
Metal cutlery will return to return to cabin meals and airport restaurants following Government recognition that security arrangements must be targeted at ‘real risks’.
I’m sure these rules won’t apply to flights to the U.S., where security arrangements must still be targeted at movie-plot threats.