Pissy will now be alienating/annoying the suckups (airline executives) who were previously & firmly in his camp. Face it, the only real support for allowing knives were people like us & those "over there" who understand that that you can't threaten an airplane with a pocket knife today. A very significant majority (including airline execs & unions) does seem to be opposed to the rule change. The rest of his rule change won't matter much because airlines presently require such athletic equipment to be checked, and they won't want to sacrifice the baggage fees, plus with planes full overhead space is already at a premium. So is Pissy doing the smart thing & rescinding his changes? Noopers, it's damned the torpedoes and full speed ahead with TSA's customary blind ineptitude ... ... which is just fine with me. The more people Pissy & Co. alienate, the sooner we'll be rid of this vermin. ABC News: TSA Head: No Plans to Rescind Agency's New Knives on Planes Policy Despite growing opposition from airlines and industry unions to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives on planes, the agency's head today said he is not backing down. But ... "I have to make sure that TSA's focus is on those things that are most destructive to the aircraft," TSA administrator John Pistole told ABC News. "It is not pocket knives. It is those non-metallic improvised explosive devices, the bombs that are very small. They are concealable and they are well designed." ... they just demononstrated at TSA's Center for Incompetence (EWR) that they can't catch those!