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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


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Mshark Posted - 09/16/2014 : 3:30:02 PM
Knittingrunner, I tried a few different sets and found the lacquered ones worked best -- not only for the smooth surface but also because of the way they are tapered. The bonus is you always have utensils handy, too!


knittingrunner Posted - 09/16/2014 : 06:40:14 AM
Are they plain unfinished chopsticks or pretty lacquered ones? Sounds like a great idea!

Bike, Run, Knit!
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Mshark Posted - 09/15/2014 : 3:00:08 PM
I used chopsticks to knit mitered squares during my last stint on jury duty. They worked surprisingly well and I plan to carry a set and suitable yarn whenever I fly internationally.


knittingrunner Posted - 09/15/2014 : 08:29:43 AM
Sorry to hear that Linda.

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auntlinda Posted - 09/12/2014 : 12:01:26 PM
Originally posted by One Stitch at a Time

It is not the airline but TSA that determines what is permissible to be brought onto a plane.

Only true in the U.S.

Flew to Moscow and back out of Los Angeles on Aeroflot in May of this year. No needles allowed on any of their flights.

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
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.


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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.

Nutmeg Owl
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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?
Ceil Posted - 07/27/2010 : 3:59:42 PM
Where are you flying from/to? Going to Europe might make a difference.


Time is never a factor when joy is involved.
NastiJ Posted - 07/27/2010 : 12:57:07 PM
Got to the TSA website:
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.


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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