Airport security concerns ahead of busiest travel day


Steak knives with five-inch blades of serrated steel were being handed out by two swanky steakhouses at New York’s Kennedy Airport, past security checkpoints, with no apparent effort to keep passengers from carrying those knives onto airplanes.

In repeated tests at JFK, Newsday and News12 Long Island easily were able to keep the knives at the end of meals.

After paying the bill, and asking a waiter or busboy to clear away the plate, it was simple to slip the knives into a briefcase. The Port Authority has since ordered the removal of the steak knives.

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