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Old 08-08-2010, 05:32 PM   #14
KathleenG
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I flew from Chicago to Heathrow 3 weeks ago with metal knitting needles, 3" pointed scissors, a bunch of straight pins, safety pins, and embroidery needles for my smocking project, with no problems whatsoever. From Heathrow I then flew to Stuttgart, Germany (where I am currently visiting), again with the same hand baggage; again, no problems. I read and copied (and carried with me) the information on Heathrow's web site just to be on the safe side. I will do the same thing when I return to the U.S. next month. [The Heathrow site specifically states that materials for knitting and needlework projects are permissible.]
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