Despite beefed-up security at airports nationwide in reaction to the deadly Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, the Transportation Security Administration is standing firms in its plan next week to allow passengers to take small folding knives and other formerly prohibited items onto airplanes.

On Wednesday, a TSA spokesman wrote via email that changes would go into effect April 25 as planned.

Before the bombings, more than 100 members of Congress as well as flight attendants and members of the public had asked TSA Administrator John Pistole to scrap the policy.

Some of those pleas have a greater sense of urgency.

Read more at The L.A. Times

Show Comments