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71Bear Posted - 07/27/2010 : 12:40:35 PM
Just called US Airways I need to fly for business and wanted to knit on plane. They told me in no uncertain terms NO WAY

Anyone else heard this? I thought it had been cleared

Becky

"Works to support her new hobby of knitting and old hobby of mandolin playing"
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Sloknitr Posted - 02/13/2014 : 10:04:53 AM
FYI - My friend was unable to take her knitting through security in Lisbon, Portugal last week. They have a convenient machine right there that allows you to purchase a padded envelope to mail your contraband home. She is sure it is a money making scheme, but be aware if you are flying out of Lisbon.
One Stitch at a Time Posted - 01/17/2014 : 1:50:35 PM
It is not the airline but TSA that determines what is permissible to be brought onto a plane. I have never had a problem getting knitting needles through security and I have never been told that I can't knit while on the plane, during takeoff, landing or while inflight.

Hope this helps....
DonnaH Posted - 01/17/2014 : 06:56:26 AM
Within the US http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/transporting-knitting-needles-and-needlepoint
And I'm flying tomorrow. So I'll bring a copy of this with me.
martha1958 Posted - 07/31/2010 : 06:07:23 AM
Just flew on US Air and didn't have a problem using #4 metal circular needles.

I fly a lot and have never had an issue with knitting on domestic flights. I don't think I would take needls on international flights. When I do fly I always carry a self-addressed, stamped envolope just in case TSA has a problem with the needles. This way I can send them home. I also carry extra needles in my checked baggage.
Ceil Posted - 07/29/2010 : 1:00:17 PM
Fwiw, if you are knitting socks, use bamboo needles. They look like really thin pencils in the Xray. Nobody argues with a pencil.

Ceil

Time is never a factor when joy is involved.
NutmegOwl Posted - 07/28/2010 : 11:21:28 AM
I've been flying and knitting on domestic flights since the week after 9/11. Doesn't matter to TSA folks whether I tell them my stuff is in the carry-on or not - I have NEVER had them even cock an eyebrow. I've never asked anyone whether it's okay to knit on a plane or not, and no one has ever challenged it - on US Air or anywhere else.

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ClaireG Posted - 07/28/2010 : 10:44:53 AM
I am a frequent flyer with US Airways and I never had a problem even after 9/11. I have not gone out of the country though. Where are you flying to?
Claire
Ceil Posted - 07/27/2010 : 3:59:42 PM
Where are you flying from/to? Going to Europe might make a difference.

Ceil

Time is never a factor when joy is involved.
NastiJ Posted - 07/27/2010 : 12:57:07 PM
Got to the TSA website:
http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1252.shtm
Print that out and pack it with the needles. Print a second copy and carry it in your purse or pocket.

You can take them in your carry-on. Whether you can use them on the plane is entirely up to the airline, and it can vary from flight to flight - the flight attendants have the final say and it depends on THEIR comfort level. I've never had mine taken away on a domestic flight - but then, I've never asked anybody if I could. Just took them out and started knitting.

njg

Nancy J.

"Learning how to knit was a snap.It was learning how to stop that nearly destroyed me." Erma Bombeck

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