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Old 07-10-2010, 12:02 PM
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I'm getting ready to go on a long plane flight in a few weeks. I was thinking of taking some sewing or crocheting with me in my carry on. Does anyone know if needles or crochet hooks are prohibited? Can't really tell on TSA's website.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:11 PM
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I would call and ask. My friend just flew to Peru and back and they took her knitting needles, then she saw a flight attendant knitting! Go figure.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:20 PM
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Here is the list of prohibited items. Check the day before your flight too, if the security level changes this list can too :wink: If they aren't on the list as prohibited, you should be able to put them in your carryon. I took my scissors out and put them in the open along with my liquids in the baggy :D

I took my 3 1/2" scissors, needles, no problem. I seen plastic knitting needles and crochet hooks on the flights too.

International flights may be different from domestic too.

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...ted-items.shtm
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:22 PM
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Oh yeah.... It an international flight....
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:23 PM
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They are allowed. I take my redwork on the plane because it doesn't take up much room in my bag. I have a ribbon to put around my neck tied to a small pair of scissors and put the floss on a card attached to the ribbon. That way they can't get lost.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:26 PM
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You may want to contact your carrier then. Different countries/different rules.

You can also sign up on TSA's site for updates, if the rules change :D:D:D
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:40 PM
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I think I'm just gonna pack it and listen to audio books or something instead. Seems simpler....
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:46 PM
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Right after the bombing in Okalahoma City -- Good old Timothy, may he burn in hell, my next trip was a bit more strutured. But I was always to take my tatting shuttles and threads with me. I also hd a very pretty pendant and within the scollops there were tiny blades. The worse damage you do was to possible draw barely a drop of blood and then only if you actually forced it on someone's skin. So I was able to take those items with me. Managed to get some stuff done and ended up giving lessons to two women on the flight. That was fun. Fortunately I was only carrying my super inexpensive shuttles and not the ones that were made for me, so I was able to let each lady take a small ball of thread and a shuttle with her. And then took their addresses and mailed them copies of the beginners book on Tatting. Heard from each of them a couple of times, but then it drifted off, which was fine. I just thought it was sweet that they were interested enough to want to learn.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:59 PM
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needles and crochet hooks are fine.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:14 PM
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Just flew internationally to New Zealand via Fiji last June. I checked the TSA website and in one section it said you could take craft supplies such as crochet hooks, and knitting needles. Didn't even mention sewing needles and the airlines were no help, just referred me to the TSA site. I took 1 needle in carry on and my English paper piecing and had no problem. Also took a dental floss container. There is a little cutter thing inside that can cut thread easily. At the time, somewhere I read you couldn't take the pendant type cutters, but don't know if I could have or not. There cost $5-7 and didn't want to waste my money if it were taken away.

Enjoy your trip.
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