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Knives on planes rule-change opposed by US flight attendants

Flight attendants in the US have condemned plans to allow some types of knives aboard flights.

On 5 March, the US transport safety authority said it will allow some small pocket knives aboard US flights for the first time since the 9/11 attacks.

The changes are due to come into effect from 25 April, when passengers may carry blades shorter than 2.36in (6cm) and narrower than 0.5in in plane cabins.

Fixed blades, razors and box cutters will still be forbidden, the Transport Security Administration (TSA) said.

Delta Airlines has joined calls from the flight attendants coalition to overturn the policy.

Wendy Urquhart reports.