You may have heard that the TSA was moving to allow small blades and box cutters thru their checkpoints. This change would have allowed the same weapons from 9/11/2001 to be brought onboard every US aircraft. The statement below was issued today.
The TSA has withdrawn their effort to amend the list of prohibited items. Therefore, small knives and some sporting equipment are prohibited from being brought onto airplanes. The list of prohibited items list will stay the same as it is today, and the TSA will retain the current prohibited items list for the foreseeable future.