Exercise band-carry on?

Old Apr 18th, 2006, 08:13 AM
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Exercise band-carry on?

I will be flying to Hawaii and will only bring a backpack. I'd like to bring my exercise band and wonder if it would make it through security? Your thoughts? Thanks.
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Old Apr 18th, 2006, 07:00 PM
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I would call your airline and check.
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Old Apr 18th, 2006, 07:53 PM
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The airline has nothing to do with it - it's all for the TSA to decide.

That said, I'm having absolutely no luck figuring out why it wouldn't be allowed. Isn't it just a large rubber band? If you can state the reasons you think there might be cause for concern, maybe someone can alleviate those specific fears. But I can't for now see why it would be a problem at all.
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Old Apr 19th, 2006, 05:24 AM
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I'm afraid the TSA will think it is a potential weapon. It is a large rubber band but could be tied around someone's neck. I guess I will just bring it and hope they don't confiscate it.
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Old Apr 19th, 2006, 05:38 AM
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Lots of things are potential weapons, but TSA seems to be looking for things that either are weapons or are sharp or pointy.
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Old Apr 19th, 2006, 06:17 AM
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You can go to the TSA website and see the list of forbidden items.

As Gail said, it's not just that it's a potential weapon they're looking for. I could impale someone with my pencil, hit someone over the head with a heavy book, strangle them with a shoelace . . . Many things we all carry could be used as weapons if we really wanted to.
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Old Apr 19th, 2006, 07:52 AM
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I've brought my exercise band with me on many trips and never had it questioned by TSA. They never even noticed it. So I doubt you'll have a problem. (Of course, the question is, will you be disciplined enough to actually use it when you get there? I find I often don't!)
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Old Apr 19th, 2006, 08:50 AM
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Thanks everyone. I will definitely bring it. I hope I actually use it as seaaweetie says!
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