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Old 12-05-2004, 01:08 PM   #1
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Attention: TSA guidelines for air travel + knitting
Random thought, I was searching for info while planning my next trip to see Mom on the West Coast...


http://www.tsa.gov/public/display?co...c36a&print=yes

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http://www.tsa.gov/interweb/assetlib..._8_23_2004.pdf
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Old 12-05-2004, 07:12 PM   #2
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Very interesting. Helps since I'm gonna be flying next summer and/or fall.
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Old 12-07-2004, 04:11 AM   #3
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All depends on who is screening....
My 85 yo grandma had a small sewing kit in her purse and they insisted she take the little scissors out. My cousin had her crocheting with her and had to leave the hook. Go figure. I was searched in front of my 4 kids....and they aren't that nice when they do it....I just kept reassuring the kids it was o.k. Ended up being my hair clip that was setting off the alarm. They made me take it out and thoroughly examined it. I suppose it depends on who is doing the screening that day.
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:54 PM   #4
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Scissors question
Does anyone know of any scissors that pass the TSA test?
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I don't fly, but I was given a Clover yarn cutting medallion for Christmas and I have heard that those are ok to take.
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Old 01-05-2005, 03:52 PM   #6
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I have successfully brought size 13 inox plastic circular needles, size 11 nikel inox circular needles and kids blunt tipped fiskar scissors on a few planes including to and from Washington DC. The security was really strick both to and from DC, we had to change our tickets due to the hurricanes & had to go through the full search both times.

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Old 01-05-2005, 11:16 PM   #7
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Revlon makes a TSA-approved nail clipper that is great for snipping thread/yarn - go to Revlon.com for the exact model.
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This is great to know! I have a couple of trips coming up this year and you can bet my knitting is coming with me.
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Just an FYI, I traveled through LAX and JFK last week with my knitting (on 13" plastic needles) and the screeners didn't bat an eye.

I had the TSA guidelines printed as back up and was prepared to check my bag if there were any problems.

(Don't tell, but I also had a tiny seam ripper to cut the yarn. I'm such a rebel! )

So, boys and girls, don't be afraid to take your project on your next flight!

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Old 02-13-2005, 03:14 AM   #10
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I have been flying a lot since 9/11 and I have brought circular bamboos of all sizes, sewing kit scissors with plastic handles, needles, nail clippers and a bunch of other stuff. I don't tell and they don't ask. I been flying from Portland OR to Providence RI. Also to Las Vegas, New Orleans amd Madison WI. I ususally get stopped cuz of my shoes or snaps on my jeans. go figure.
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