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TSA: No card-shaped shanks on a plane

Jay MacDonald

It was bound to happen: Once the credit card form factor was adapted to house the ultra-thin, 21st century version of the Swiss Army Knife, its days as an unrestricted carry-on for domestic and international air travel were numbered.
As handy as it is to have a card-sized utility tool tucked away in your wallet, the Transportation Safety Administration has been confiscating them like crazy lately because they qualify as a potential hijacking threat.
That’s right: TSA won’t allow shanks on a plane.
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