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Old 03-13-2006, 09:27 PM   #1
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Thx for you help....I still would like a good needlepoint stitch site!!
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:50 PM   #2
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I've had no problems. The last time I flew I carried a set of circs that happen to be resin with a plastic cable (from my Denise interchangeable set). But generally, they allow knitting needles, crochet hooks and small scissors (just recently added the scissors-but i recommend taking a blunt nosed one or a yarn cutter pendant). Your best option is to go online to the airline you are using and search under "restrictions" or special rules or whatever and browse what their policy is. Also, print that and have it with you so if someone at the airport says otherwise, you can back yourself up with the company rules!
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:03 PM   #3
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i read somewhere else that it might help to carry a self-addressed stamped envelope so you can mail them to yourself, just in case.
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:14 PM   #4
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altho mailing seems like a good idea....there are no more mail boxes at airports I belive....????? not terribly sure tho....something to do with bombs in em.
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:22 PM   #5
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maybe, if you have someone take you to the airport they could do it.... :thinking:
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maybe, if you have someone take you to the airport they could do it....
YEAHHHH problem solved!!!
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:25 PM   #7
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Here's a couple good links

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/FEATwin03TK.html
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/FEATspr04TK.html

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Old 03-13-2006, 10:59 PM   #8
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I've traveled internationally recently and had no problems in any direction. Safest bet would be plastic, bamboo, or resin needles. COming home from Canada, however, they did confiscated my needlepoint scissors even though the US allows them. From now on I travel with kid's blunt end scissors. Bring the SASE just in case and chances are you won't need it.
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I just travelled by plane this weekend. You can travel with any kind of needle, and now you can take "sharp" scissors, just as long as they aren't longer than 4 inches. I still take blunt scissors, but it's good to know. I also warn the security people when I have needles and whatnot. I think they appreciate that (or maybe they don't care at all........)
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Ditto everyone else. Lots of recent plan travel w/needles and no problems.
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