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Old 03-14-2006, 02:27 PM   #11
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There is a whole discussion here about how to get around taking scissors on a plane.

One of the best ideas i saw was to take one of those letter openers that has a protected blade (picture on link above).

I just flew across the US with a needle set from my Boye interchangables in my carry-on and they didn't say a word. And i was flying in and out of LAX which is pretty high security.

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Old 03-14-2006, 02:44 PM   #12
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I also just flew and I took my needles that I wanted to use and I also took circs just in case. I was not bothered at all and everything went through just fine. I took united if that helps.
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:23 PM   #13
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"Official" statement from TSA
Funny you should ask... I've been researching the same topic for my trip to Hong Kong. I just DON'T want to mess with the Chinese government.

This is a link to TSA's information, which will cover the domestic security. From what I can gather, bamboo would probably be best. Bring your best manners because the screeners have the ultimate say in the decision, but I think their focus is on bigger issues than knitting needles at this point.

Going through customs and security on the way back, I'll go ahead and run a tapestry needle (plastic, of course) and yarn through any work in progress so that if they won't let my needles through, I'm not losing my work.

Have a great trip!
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:06 PM   #14
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I have a friend who flew to Mexico a month or so ago. She had no problems taking her needles on the plane going there--- but coming home they wouldn't allow her to have them.
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