The Transportation Security Administration displayed some of the prohibited items surrendered by travelers at Virginia's Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. Items included knives, pepper spray and martial arts weapons.
Transportation Security Administration officials at Alabama's Huntsville International Airport on Wednesday displayed forbidden items that had been confiscated from passengers, including knives, pepper spray and toy weapons. Officials urge travelers to inspect their bags before arriving at the airport.
An update to the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations makes permanent a special exemption that allowed Canadian Mounties to carry firearms aboard Canadian flights. Until now, Canadian regulations officially banned all loaded guns on commercial flights.
The Transportation Security Administration officers working at airports across the U.S. are confiscating an increasing number of knives that look like credit cards. Officers screening passengers to clear them for boarding have discovered 491 credit cards knives so far this year.