Real knives come back. How about linens and hot towels, too?

Metal knives are back in first class on Northwest and they’re coming back on Continental. The stupid TSA rule that banned them has been reversed. After all, metal forks were just as dangerous.

You can’t bring your own version of the very same knife, though. While knives are allowed on the plane they aren’t allowed through security. Doesn’t that get it in reverse? I thought the point of not allowing an object through security was to prevent it from getting onto the plane. I guess I’m old-fashioned that way.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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