You won’t be taking your Swiss Army knife onto the plane with you on Thursday after all.
In a surprise delay, John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration, said a change that would allow passengers to carry on small knives and some other formerly banned items (hockey sticks, golf clubs) had been delayed.
The rule change was to have gone into effect on Thursday.
A TSA spokesperson on Monday wrote in an email: "In order to accommodate further input from the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), which includes representatives from the aviation community, passenger advocates, law enforcement experts and other stakeholders, TSA will temporarily delay implementation of changes to the Prohibited Items List, originally scheduled to go into effect April 25.
"This timing will enable TSA to incorporate the ASAC's feedback about the change to the Prohibited Items List and continue workforce training."