Carry on wooden knitting needles

Feb 19th, 2004, 05:39 PM
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Carry on wooden knitting needles

Has anyone had a problem with security because you were carrying on wooden knitting needles?
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Feb 19th, 2004, 08:33 PM
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Personaly I would do without the knitting on the flight. The less 'questionable' items people carry the faster the proceedures would be for everyone.
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Feb 20th, 2004, 03:08 AM
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Don't know about wooden needles, but I have dealt with this by flying with plastic "round" needles - never had a problem. If you knit, I think you may know what kind I mean - they are semi-flexible plastic - one needles with a point on either end - often used for knitting around and around - but work just fine for back and forth knitting as well.
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Feb 20th, 2004, 03:27 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion, Gail.
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Feb 20th, 2004, 03:43 PM
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I would never travel with needles (or at a point in the knitting) that I wasn't willing to lose.

That said, I've been fine with both wooden and plastic knitting needles so far (dpns and circulars). (I was just told that Qantas wouldn't allow them on) Truly, they aren't any more dangerous than pencils (in fact, probably less so), and those aren't barred.
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Feb 20th, 2004, 05:23 PM
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I decided to check with TSA and knitting needles are approved for carryon. Good point, though, AlphaBeta, never take anything you can't bear to lose.
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Feb 22nd, 2004, 05:31 AM
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Just flew Northwest from Detroit to Honolulu and knitted in flight with wooden needles. No problem. The flight attendant wanted me to make him a sweater too.
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Feb 22nd, 2004, 07:43 AM
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Check with the airlines and the airports you are using. The TSA issues minimum requirements. Individual airports and airlines can prohibit items even if the TSA allows them. I know several people who have had permitted items taken at RDU. Also, print out the TSA list, it might be helpful to have is anyone questions the needles.
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Feb 22nd, 2004, 08:08 AM
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Good idea, mollyjar.
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