Js From Malta, joined Aug 2001, 110 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1802 times:
Okay, so as I was eating my steak with my plastic knife on my flight to SFO last night, I look up and there is a guy two rows in front of me with a hook-end prosthetic arm.
Now I'm not saying that I have an answer to this question, politically correct or otherwise, but does anyone think that if we can't have a little metal butter knife onboard, then maybe a big metal hook might also be a little dangerous?
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5784 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
I'm guessing that the legislation that created TSA probably gives the agency some latitude when it comes to ADA. I don't think that TSA can hire people who have bad backs, considering the heavy lifting required.
And TSA probably has the authority to have medical devices placed in check baggage if it truly presented a problem, but doing so would be a PR nightmare. But I could see some weird Southwest passenger who does a Captain Hook bit with his prosthetic arm.
But on the subject of airline flatware, I thought TSA had allowed metal knives on meal trays, so long as they weren't serated. I know that such knives exist, since I've seen them at Crate & Barrel.