TSA: What not to bring on a plane
From hammers to hatchets, miniature baseball bats to tire irons, camping forks to cat-eye knuckles, Transportation Security Administration agents have seen it all.
And agents have probably confiscated it as well.
Lisa Farbstein, a spokesperson for the TSA, said as the number of travelers increases, so does the number of prohibited objects collected at airport security checkpoints. In the past week alone, about 35 pounds of forbidden items were taken from passengers attempting to board flights at Pittsburgh International Airport..
“It’s a matter of people not realizing they have it with them,” Farbstein said of items that people might regularly carry, such as Swiss Army knives.
“We don’t believe there’s malicious intent.”
Farbstein said passengers who are unsure what they can fly with can tweet the AskTSA Twitter account, check the TSA homepage, download the MyTSA app or call the TSA Contact Center.
Kristina Serafini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Kristina at 412-324-1405, [email protected] or via Twitter .