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Jbaesquire
New Pal

USA
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Posted - 01/03/2013 :  3:22:19 PM  Show Profile Send Jbaesquire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I fly fairly frequently and have never been asked to put my needles away. In fact, there's never been an issue with having the needles (or blunt nosed scissors) but for one Virgin Atlantic flight from London back to the U.S. where they said my wooden size 2 DP sock needles were sharp and dangerous (assuming I could even get close enough to someone to do damage with them.) When I pointed out that Virgin Atlantic had no problem with me flying from the U.S. to London wtih the needles, gate agent told me that they have "different" and "more stringent" rules in London.... Luckily, suitcase was still on the stand so I was able to pack everything in there!!

fargoflash
New Pal

USA
12 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2013 :  7:32:29 PM  Show Profile Send fargoflash a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I flew to and from Paris in June with knitting needles in my carry on and had no problems.

Janet Shark Frisch
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purlthis
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USA
2754 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2013 :  4:55:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlthis's Homepage Send purlthis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I had to "donate" sock needles that were Addis in Cancun. I had a nearly identical 3 or 4 identical circulars in my carry on, also. I. Was. Hot.

Rachel
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CrystalCactus
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USA
12 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2013 :  03:42:52 AM  Show Profile Send CrystalCactus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wasn't so lucky flying back to the U.S. from Dublin. Security took my new set of Knit Picks interchangeable needles, with extra points and cables. The security person didn't even know what they were, and had to check with 4 different people! I pointed out that American airlines allowed me to knit all the way over to Ireland, and I was flying American, so why not now? Anyway, they wasted so much time that my baggage was already on the plane. A gate agent said she would try to mail them to me, but that didn't happen, I flew home with a black cloud over my head.
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kkknitter
Seriously Hooked

699 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2013 :  04:19:53 AM  Show Profile Send kkknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is too bad. I flew back and forth to Sweden this Summer, and knitted the whole way. I switch to bamboo needles size 1 for the trip just in case, and packed extras in my suitcase.

Kristina
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Ceil
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USA
1804 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2013 :  3:09:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The system works.

I've been through security four times in the last 24 hours (got bumped twice, got two vouchers for future flights!) with one pair of US 10 Addi Lace clicks, with no problems. At DEN, I took the tips off and connected the cable ends. In PHL, I left the tips on the cables. No problems at all. Plus, I have a set of US5 Hiya Hiya metal dpns with me. No questions asked! HTH,



Ceil
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