Back in early March the pool world was buzzing from the news that pool cues where going to be allowed as carry on items for airline passengers once again. We were all so excited that we wouldn’t have to worry about our cues getting broken, bent or stolen at the worst possible time. No longer would we have to hand over our prized possessions with fingers crossed, literally on a wing and a prayer. It seemed to good to be true…. and it was.
Yesterday (June 5th) the head of the Transportation Safety Administration announced that they are reversing their entire decision to allow small knives and certain sports equipment on airplanes. Apparently the decision was widely praised by everybody that doesn’t play pool (see this USA Today article for more details) but we are definitely disappointed.
Everyone getting ready to head to Vegas for one of the National Tournaments this summer needs to go back to the dark ages of shipping, stowing your equipment with your buddy who is driving or handing it over to the TSA with fingers crossed. Good luck pool players!Google+