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Thread: New Flying Regulations

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    I just found out that we can no longer carry circular thread cutters on an airplane.
    This is reprinted from the TSA Regulations:

    Transporting Knitting Needles & Needlepoint
    Traveling with Special Items
    Knitting needles are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage.

    Items needed to pursue a Needlepoint project are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage with the exception of circular thread cutters or any cutter with a blade contained inside which cannot go through the checkpoint and must go in your checked baggage.

    Just a heads up.

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    Wouldn't you have more luck hijacking a plane with a knitting needle than a circular thread cutter?

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    I just flew last year and was actually 'allowed' to take on scissors that were less than six inch in length - the blade alone - I was shocked!! I had accidently left them in my carry on and when they found them they said they barely passed the length test but passed them with no fuss - a bit worrisome - I think the smaller ones should be ok, but the larger ones - hm-m--m makes me wonder what else gets through. Thread cutter - put a bobbin of thread in a dental floss container with the thread sticking out - voila - a way to cut thread on the plane!!)

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    By circular thread cutter--do you mean the ones you can wear around your neck like a pendant?? Here is a link to the one I have.

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...PRODID=prd2780

    Just curious.
    Rose Hall

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    I use a pair of infant nail clippers. Those things stay sharp forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Hall
    By circular thread cutter--do you mean the ones you can wear around your neck like a pendant?? Here is a link to the one I have.

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...PRODID=prd2780

    Just curious.
    Rose Hall
    Wow, thats actually pretty neat I have never seen one of those before. I can also pretty much guarantee no TSA inspector would catch that either.

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    I've never had a problem--buy I only fly once MAYBE every 5 years or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Wouldn't you have more luck hijacking a plane with a knitting needle than a circular thread cutter?
    :lol: :lol: :lol: That's hysterical. Who the heck is making these rules!!! I would love to hear the explanation for this one.

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    If you take the cutter apart, it's a round razor blade. You know how sharp your rotary cutter blades are? That's probably why.

    DH & I RV when we travel, so thankfully don't have to keep up on the flying regs! And no business travel for either of us.

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    Reminds me of the joke about the lady who wasn't allowed to take her knitting on board. They were afraid she'd knit an afghan. :lol:

    I think the nail clippers are a good suggestion. But I don't understand why they'd ban a small circular thread cutter and still allow razors. I had no problems when I flew with one in August.

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