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Scissors and the TSA

Old 08-23-2021, 05:18 AM
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i have never had a problem with my small embroidery scissors. they are good enough to cut/trim thread and small enough notto raise any alarms.
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Old 08-23-2021, 07:35 AM
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I have worn the floral medallion type thread cutter around my neck on many flights.Never stopped, except to take off due to metal detection.
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Old 08-23-2021, 10:21 AM
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Fisker's make a child scissors that are very sharp and great for cutting fabric. TSA allowed them on a flight and the cruise ships to also. They have rounded tips like regular school scissors, but are very sharp.
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Old 08-23-2021, 05:26 PM
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I use the Fisker's kid's scissors all the time at home. I find them much easier to handle than full sized scissors. I buy them when they are on clearance (usually after school starts) at Walmart for 50 cents or so. When they get dull, I toss and take out a new pair. I think the kid's scissors would comply with the TSA guidelines, but I haven't been in an airport in decades, so I am not 100% sure.
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Old 08-24-2021, 03:45 AM
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I avoid the conflict with a pair of nail clippers. No questions and I am able to trim threads close. Back up with scissors in checked luggage.
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Old 08-24-2021, 04:35 AM
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I had to forfeit mine when went to Israel. 😩. But that was in 2018.
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Old 08-25-2021, 05:17 AM
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Christine, I've had good experiences so far but I wouldn't bring your Kai scissors just in case! ( they are my favorites and it would be my luck to get a crabby TSA agent lol)
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Old 09-01-2021, 07:21 PM
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Thanks all - the Fiskars children's scissors made it thru TSA on both flights but, interestingly, my bag was pulled aside for a closer look each time, although, I never knew exactly why.

Side note - it's amazing how many people you'll meet while hand stitching applique blocks on a plane or at an airport terminal.

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Old 09-02-2021, 03:54 AM
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I carry a semi-large manilla SASE with me when I fly. In case they wanted to take my scissors or knitting needles (or whatever) I could just stick them in the envelope and mail them to myself. (I never had anything confiscated though...)
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Old 09-05-2021, 02:01 PM
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I wouldn't risk taking them. They may take them away, even though the website says otherwise. I've had nail clippers and a small, Swiss Army knife (needed the corkscrew on it) taken way before. Buy an inexpensive pair when you get to your destination.
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