One of the biggest nightmares for travelling pool players has finally come to an end. Today TSA announced that as of April 25th, pool cues are once again fine to bring on airplanes as carry on luggage.
“From April 25, airline passengers going through US airports will be allowed to take onboard small Swiss Army-type knives provided the blade is no longer than 2.36 inches, or 6 centimeters, and does not have a locking fixed blade or a molded grip. This will bring US airport carry-on security rules in line with European Union rules.
Bats weighing less than 24 ounces and no longer than 24 inches will also be allowed onboard, as will lacrosse sticks, hockey sticks, pool cues, ski poles and up to two golf clubs.”
This is really great news and was a long time coming. There’s nothing more stressful for a travelling pool player than to send your pool cue through as luggage and spend the next 2-4 hours (or longer) hoping that when you get off the plane, your cue will be there.Google+