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Sonserae
01-10-2007, 01:41 PM
Hi...
Just wanted to let you all know that I called Delta airlines and wooden knitting needles are allowed on the plane. I was wondering, what is allowable to cut the yarn? I know scissors are a no-no so what's the alternative for those who have dealt with this before?

Thanks for your help.

Sonserae

knitqueen
01-10-2007, 01:43 PM
I haven't dealt with it, but are nail clippers allowed on planes?? You could definitely cut yarn with nail clippers - I've done it when I couldn't find my scissors here at home! :teehee:

Louine
01-10-2007, 02:28 PM
Actually I have gotten by with the foldable scissors and blunt nose scissors (like in elementary school, known as "safety scissors") but the best bet is the clover yarn cutter that is a medallion.

mrs desert rain
01-10-2007, 02:31 PM
you can bring your scissors... (http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm#4)

but you'll have to leave your nunchakus (http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm#8) at home.

Stiney
01-10-2007, 02:33 PM
It also specifically states on that website that ALL knitting and crochet needles are allowed.

brownishcoat
01-10-2007, 02:34 PM
…but you'll have to leave your nunchakus at home.

:pout: :pout: :pout:

mulene
01-10-2007, 02:34 PM
Bring either nail clippers or a dental floss box and use the cutter element of the dental floss box to cut the yarn :)

Stiney
01-10-2007, 02:35 PM
you can bring your scissors... (http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm#4)

but you'll have to leave your nunchakus (http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm#8) at home.

Actually, you can check nunchakus.

It's cigarette lighters you can't bring on board at all.

brendajos
01-10-2007, 02:36 PM
sadly i will not be able to fly until they begin allowing me to cut my yarn with my saber. :pout:

brendajos
01-10-2007, 02:39 PM
ooooh but LOOOK! You can bring SPRAY CHEEEEESE!

Cheese in pressurized containers
Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container
Yes



all is right with the world again.

knitqueen
01-10-2007, 02:57 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: Brenda

jolenel
01-10-2007, 03:13 PM
OMG, spray cheese...that made my day. :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

And I was once told by an airline person at check-in that I had to check my nail clippers, but those are allowed on that TSA list. :?? On another trip that didn't involve flying, I outright forgot to bring scissors and had to resort to using tiny nail clippers to cut dozens of short pieces of yarn for a fringe. That was not the most crafting fun I've had on a vacation, so I think investing in small safety scissors might be a good move.

bip
01-10-2007, 04:14 PM
I have used the following on many flights without issue:

Medallion
Small seam ripper
Scissors from a sewing kit (like these http://tinyurl.com/yjpcrx)

I have loved flying since I learned to knit. Unfortunately, the last flight I went on, I had to crochet. I picked out this blanket I wanted from a 1976 Woman's Day Granny Squares book, it is so cool. I figured crochet would be as satisfying as knitting. Wrong (for me, anyway). It is 169 granny squares, so I didn't take knitting to force myself to crochet. There were three other women on the flight knitting, I was so jealous. I wanted to tell them that I am a knitter, not a crocheter... Just 25 squares to go, then I have to figure out how to get the thing together. I bought the yarn for a second blanket, but I'm not sure I'll have the heart to actually make it. I don't like things that interfere with my knitting!

madametj
01-10-2007, 07:01 PM
Actually I have gotten by with the foldable scissors and blunt nose scissors (like in elementary school, known as "safety scissors") but the best bet is the clover yarn cutter that is a medallion.

the medallian is a no-no :fingerwag:

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1252.shtm

Most of the items needed to pursue a Needlepoint project are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage with the exception of circular thread cutters or any cutter with a blade contained inside. These items cannot be taken through a security checkpoint. They must go in your checked baggage.

Sonserae
01-10-2007, 07:31 PM
Thanks for all the great advice!! I went and bought myself the medallion cutter. This forum turned out to be quite entertaining too!! :cheering:

Sonserae
01-10-2007, 07:38 PM
the medallian is a no-no

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1252.shtm

Quote:
Most of the items needed to pursue a Needlepoint project are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage with the exception of circular thread cutters or any cutter with a blade contained inside. These items cannot be taken through a security checkpoint. They must go in your checked baggage.


Bummer! I just read this after I posted my last comments. Darn.

Yarnlady
01-11-2007, 09:00 AM
the medallian is a no-no :fingerwag:
Didn't know that....I took mine on the plane from AZ to TN in Dec and back in Jan without any problem. :oops:

bip
01-11-2007, 11:17 AM
Interesting about the medallion! I guess I've just been lucky, but I won't be doing it again.