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Airline rules about sharp Quilt supplies

I'm flying Thursday and wanted to know about a carry-on bag with my hand quilting supplies (sharp tools like seam ripper, scissors, pins). I love my scissors and do not want to lose them but do not plan to check any luggage.

Please tell me about recent flights with this situation.


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Comment by BrightStar on October 6, 2011 at 8:01am
Just in case, take a SASE with you big enough to mail anything questionable home. Rather than toss it in the bin, they will toss it in the mail for you.  Somebody got commemortive Swiss Army knives home that way.
Comment by Janet/MO on October 5, 2011 at 7:58am
I have also heard of people using the blunted kid's scissors instead of pointy ones.  I think I would contact the airport security because it seems like every airport has different rules.  A couple of yrs ago I had to throw away half of a tube of toothpaste that the attendant said was too large although it had already been on 2 other flights. 
Comment by Norma, Ont /Can on October 4, 2011 at 10:23pm

 Evelyn,      That is a great way, to not have to carry those things,  (  splurge away I say )  Go silly :)

   And good luck

Comment by Evelyn on October 4, 2011 at 10:14pm

Thanks for the quick replies. I saw that 4" pointed scissors were OK'd but mine are 4 3/8" and that is too close for me to chance on losing them so in the checked luggage they will go. I was trying to avoid checking any bags. I planned on two carry-on bags since I have worked so hard on two quilts I am taking with me and am getting paranoid about 'lost' luggage.

As far as toiletries go Norma, I plan to pick up mouthwash, lotion and really yummy hair and bath products that my friend will love to use when I leave them for her since I cant fly back with it. It's our silly way of splurging and gifting when we visit each other.

Comment by Norma, Ont /Can on October 4, 2011 at 9:42pm

  A reminder that fluids like shampoo,toothpaste, conditioner are limited to small amounts check and find out , if this applies to you   ? 

Comment by Barbara Graham on October 4, 2011 at 8:44pm
you can check the limitations online with whatever airline you are traveling on under TSA. As I understand it you can carry scissors now with total length under 4 inches--which would be small scissors but not full size. etc.
Comment by handstitcher/IL on October 4, 2011 at 4:42pm
No way on the seam ripper. When I flew to Europe a few years back, I left my embroidery scissors at home, but took a pair of baby nail scissors with rounded tips that had blades sharp enough to cut my threads. They were spotted on every security screen, but each time when they were examined, they passed inspection because they did not have pointed ends. I hand pieced blocks through the whole plane ride in both directions. I would google your airline and read their specific requirements. Good luck!
Comment by Norma, Ont /Can on October 4, 2011 at 4:35pm

Hi Eveyln,

  I would suggest you phone a travel agent or your airline. Every country is different with their rules.

  Happy Flying






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