FAA Lifts Ban On Cigarette Lighters; Add New Items to Banned List
The FAA lifted the two year ban on Cigarette Lighters on all flights. The rule change will go into effect on August 4.
However, several new items were added to the “banned” list as concerns over possible terrorist attacks linger in the backs of all our minds.
FAA spokesman Ron Glans said, “We have to keep people safe, that is our first concern. We believe banning these items will make passengers feel a little more at ease.”
The new list includes:
Rubber Erasers (Except aquamarine)
Photos of Al Jolson in Blackface
Life size wax statues of Dom DeLuise
When asked why the ban on lighters was being lifted, Mr. Glans said, “In the unfortunate event that a plane should happen to lose power, we want people to have the ability to see the terrified, screaming faces of their fellow passengers as the plane falls from the sky like an anvil.”