Beginning on April 25 the Transportation Safety Administration will allow fliers to bring aboard knives no longer than 2.36 inches and no wider than half an inch.
According to the TSA website this move is meant to shift focus on higher threat items like explosives.
Greg Roberts, Director of Aviation at Lafayette Regional Airport, says that's a very real possibility that it could take longer to inspect knives that may appear not to comply with protocol.
Roberts says you can expedite the security process by putting your knives in a bin or a bowl with your wallet cellphone and other belongings.
For more information about new procedures go to www.TSA.gov