My brother arrived here in the UK on Sunday from Sydney - he flew via LA and New York. He arrived, and his bag has gone for a very long walk to goodness only knows where.
Since 10 August when it kicked off here at Heathrow again, they have lost thousands of bags - they have been unable to cope with the additional security.
Here, you can not take anything
on board at the moment - even baby's milk has to be drunk in front of officials to prove that it does not contain a liquid bomb. Everything has to be packed into the main bags.
Personally I wouldn't risk bringing my options, addi's, little sister set or denise on a plane. I'd be happy to take my boye set tho and pack it if they required me to do so - if the bag went AWOL then I wouldn't be crying my heart out for the lost gorgeous tools and only be shrugging at the lost ok tools =P
I know that British Airways has a policy across the board that has been in place for several years now that no knitting needles are to be taken in the cabin. I did read something about it upsetting other passengers to see people knitting (
) and they classed it in the same category as allowing people to smoke on a plane but not smoke cigars. Of course smoking was banned.
Perhaps they think if they allow knitting they will have to allow quilters on with portable battery operated sewing machines or something...