Ninja Knives Are a No-No, Learns Passenger at Boston’s Logan Airport
Is a ninja who can’t make it through airport TSA even a ninja?
That’s the question raised after a passenger at Boston’s Logan Airport tried to board with a carry-on bag stuffed with ninja knives. And, you won’t believe this – they didn’t get away with it.
According to a TSA spokesman on Twitter, the knives were detected during preflight screening.
As noted in the tweet, however, the knives would’ve been permitted if they had been packed in a checked bag. The TSA goes on to specify these rules on its official website, saying:
“Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.”
This would very much include ninja knives. Plastic knives and forks are, however, allowed in carry-on luggage.
But the fun didn't end there. During the same weekend, officials at Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport stopped a passenger who tried to check a bag with an inert artillery shell.
Ouch. I’m not sure anything could hurt as much as earning a #TravelFail. And yes, artillery shells are also banned in carry-ons, so don’t even.
According to WHDH, TSA officials at New England’s six major airports screened roughly 334,000 people, up by about 32,000 since 2022. This is likely due to people feeling more comfortable traveling after the pandemic, but that might change if passengers keep cosplaying as ninjas and war reenactors.
As a general rule of thumb: if it’s something that would make others run, it's probably not okay to bring on a plane. But who am I to judge, after I accidentally drove my Jeep onto an airport runway here in New England.