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Old 12-15-2007, 03:21 PM   #21
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I recently flew and my knitting needles weren't an issue....however, apparently my underwire as a security threat and I had to be patted down, seperated and searched. But then again, the old lady with the fake hip was apparently a terrorist in disguise as she too was seperated, searched and patted down.

By the way, the pat down couldn't have found anything. It was the worst pat down I've ever endured. They must not be trained.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:52 PM   #22
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I've honestly never been patted down, but I did have my bottle of bugspray confiscated on my flight to the Amazon. Because heaven forbid someone take a bottle of bugspray on a plane in order to (gasp!) REPEL BUGS ONCE WE LANDED! The ironic thing was that only 3/4 of all of us who had our bugspray in our carry-ons got it confiscated. There was only one security line, we all got checked by the same guard... wierd. But, that did mean that there was enough bugspray for us to share when we got there; maybe I just looked suspicious.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:28 PM   #23
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put eraser caps on the tips of the needles and grips all the way back to the eraser. I can just see the stitches getting caught on the tip and stitches sliding off the back. wrap a hair elastic around the eraser and you're ready to go!
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:24 PM   #24
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I've flown to both coasts, and have had my knitting w/ me every time. I've flown early in the am, when no one was there hardly, and at midday, and at evening. I've never had any problem w/ knitting.

I was speaking w/ the FA on my last flight, she was watching me knit, she stated it depends on the country. She had just came off international, and there were several countries, that just didn't allow knitting needles, but would allow crochet. She did say that she saw those w/ the chopstick like hair accessories use them as knitting needles, and she only smiled. It depends on the security in the specific countries. But, once on board, she has seen knitting w/ very weird objects. lol
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