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Old 07-25-2014, 12:58 PM
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Hi, All,

I have a couple of long flights ahead of me and I'd like to use the time to get some hand piecing done. Does anyone know what's allowed and what's not? If I could bring my little embroidery scissors and my hand sewing needles, I'll be all set, but I have a feeling those scissors, teeny as they are, are not allowed on flights anymore. Anyone know the answer?


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Old 07-25-2014, 01:05 PM
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I was allowed small scissors but they had rounded tips not sharp points. I also have just used nail clippers to cut threads if in doubt.
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I have these for airplanes:

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Old 07-25-2014, 01:47 PM
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it is best to contact the airline you are flying and they can advise you what is allowed.
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:08 PM
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Hopefully you will find your answer so you can take a project with you. I've seen people with knitting needles so you would think that a small pair of scissors would be ok. A list might be posted on your airlines website.
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Here's a helpful site: http://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/fil...s_brochure.pdf. It states that scissors with blades longer than 4" (which is a pretty big scissor) are not permitted in a carry-on bag. I have traveled with those little embroidery scissors and not had problems.
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:47 PM
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The last time I flew Delta, from Indy to Boise and I was allowed to take my Ginger Embroidery Scissors, and my needles
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I use an empty dental floss case instead of being unsure about scissors. It cuts thread and yarn.
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Check the tsa website mentioned above to be absolutely safe. They change things now and then, so what was okay 6 months ago may not be okay now. Have a fun trip!
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I flew Delta last week and took needles and those pointed snip-it scissors. There were no questions asked.
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