Why ask why?.
The woman next to me on the flight had thin, sharpened spikes, two of
them, eight inches long. They're called knitting needles, and they're
allowed on the plane. The guy on the other side was bemoaning the fact
that they took away his nail clippers.
The little kid in row 8 had to walk 35 rows back to the back of the
plane to use the bathroom because it's a grave breach of security for
him to use the empty and close bathroom 7 rows in front.
They x-ray sneakers at LaGuardia. … [Seth's Blog]