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71Bear
Chatty Knitter

USA
130 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2010 :  12:40:35 PM  Show Profile Send 71Bear a Private Message
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"

NastiJ
Permanent Resident

1288 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2010 :  12:57:07 PM  Show Profile Send NastiJ a Private Message
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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Ceil
Permanent Resident

USA
1882 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2010 :  3:59:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message
Where are you flying from/to? Going to Europe might make a difference.

Ceil

Time is never a factor when joy is involved.
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ClaireG
Seriously Hooked

602 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2010 :  10:44:53 AM  Show Profile Send ClaireG a Private Message
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
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NutmegOwl
Gabber Extraordinaire

582 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2010 :  11:21:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit NutmegOwl's Homepage Send NutmegOwl a Private Message
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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Nutmeg Owl
Quaecumque sunt vera
http://www.owlwaysknitting.wordpress.com
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Ceil
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USA
1882 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2010 :  1:00:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message
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.
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martha1958
New Pal

2 Posts

Posted - 07/31/2010 :  06:07:23 AM  Show Profile Send martha1958 a Private Message
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.
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DonnaH
New Pal

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2014 :  06:56:26 AM  Show Profile Send DonnaH a Private Message
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.
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One Stitch at a Time
Chatty Knitter

300 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2014 :  1:50:35 PM  Show Profile Send One Stitch at a Time a Private Message
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....
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Sloknitr
Warming Up

USA
55 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2014 :  10:04:53 AM  Show Profile Send Sloknitr a Private Message
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.
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auntlinda
Chatty Knitter

USA
206 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2014 :  12:01:26 PM  Show Profile Send auntlinda a Private Message
quote:
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.

~Linda
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knittingrunner
Seriously Hooked

USA
828 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2014 :  08:29:43 AM  Show Profile Send knittingrunner a Private Message
Sorry to hear that Linda.


Bike, Knit, (run)!
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Mshark
Chatty Knitter

USA
101 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2014 :  3:00:08 PM  Show Profile Send Mshark a Private Message
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.

Miriam
Knitshark


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knittingrunner
Seriously Hooked

USA
828 Posts

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

Bike, Run, Knit!
knittingbiker on Ravelry
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Mshark
Chatty Knitter

USA
101 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2014 :  3:30:02 PM  Show Profile Send Mshark a Private Message
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!

Miriam
Knitshark


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RedAnn
New Pal

1 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2014 :  11:49:47 AM  Show Profile Send RedAnn a Private Message
Well, what about interchangeables? I have never been challenged with them and I've had my carry-on reexamined repeatedly on one pass through (morons). I really think they're safer fore travel anyway.
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barbara97801
New Pal

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2015 :  07:47:11 AM  Show Profile Send barbara97801 a Private Message
I have knitted from Portland Oregon to Washington DC many times of other air lines such as Continental, Alaska and Delta so I don't see why US Air Ways would beach. I will check with my travel agent today and post a reply later as to what Sandy says. She's been in the business way too many years for anything to slip by.


Barbara Wright
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barbara97801
New Pal

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2015 :  1:13:08 PM  Show Profile Send barbara97801 a Private Message
ai just got back from my travel agent and there are no new rules about taking knitting needles onboard the aircraft so I'd question what US Airways said.

Barbara Wright
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