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Is TSA enforcing the new no-lighter rule on flights?

Is TSA enforcing the new no-lighter rule on flights?

Oct 30th, 2005, 07:00 PM
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Is TSA enforcing the new no-lighter rule on flights?

Just curious if any Fodorites have been asked to leave their lighters when boarding flights, or is the TSA letting people slide for now?
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Oct 30th, 2005, 07:10 PM
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This has been the rule since last April. Why would you want to sneak a lighter through? You can't smoke on the plane anyway so just get a lighter or matches after you land.
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Oct 30th, 2005, 08:00 PM
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Yes, TSA is enforcing the no lighter rule and confiscating lighters if they detect them.
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Oct 30th, 2005, 08:46 PM
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We found this out the hard way. We'd bought novelty lighters in London for some friends, and had to throw them out at the gate in Amsterdam.
 
Oct 31st, 2005, 03:03 AM
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I don't carry a lighter, but a man in front of me in the TSA line at O'Hare a couple of weeks ago had a lighter detected and confiscated.
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Oct 31st, 2005, 03:09 AM
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Thanks guys.

And Janis, no one said anything about sneaking anything through. I simply wanted to know whether this ridiculous rule is being enforced.

Also, just FYI up to 3 books of matches are still allowed. Just not the self-igniting kind.

You know I can't wait for 2008, when we're finally rid of these professional fear mongers.
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Oct 31st, 2005, 04:06 AM
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I'm not a big fan of smoking, but it would be a bummer to have a really nice ligher confiscated. Not everyone carries Bics--my Dad had an engraved silver one he carried for 20+ years.
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Oct 31st, 2005, 05:55 AM
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Don;t understand why this is a silly rule. Why do you needs to bring something explosive aboard a plane?

You can;t smoke in planes or airports anyway - so what's the need?
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Oct 31st, 2005, 06:04 AM
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Yes it is enforced. I had mine taken away this past August. Not going to Seattle but coming from there.

FYI-Nytraveler- Some airports still have smoking lounges as disgusting as they are....
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Oct 31st, 2005, 06:26 AM
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Kinch -

I know they still allow some places in europe - thought they were banned at all US airports since it's been years since I've seen an airport allow it - and we don;t allow smoking anywhere here.
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