posted by Petulant at 6:02 pm
check the TSA website. i'm flying to a differnet state and wondered the same thing. the TSA site says that needles are permitted and even blunt nosed scissors!...flying internationally not sure. a friend in france said she had to mail her needles home because they wouldn't let them on the plane.
Where are you flying from? I know when we flew from Manchester to Minneapolis in November they wouldn't allow knitting needles at all in the cabin, regardless of who you fly with - http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/web.nsf/Content/DepartingPassengerInformationI'd check with both the airports and the airline before you take anything on the flight, but you should be ok for them in your suitcase (we were at least on the way back from the States - I bought cheap needles when I got there though to save any hassle from Manchester).
thanks Bryony, never thought to check the AIRPORT online info (the airline website just hedges its bets on 'nothing that could be used as a weapon').Unsurprisingly Birmingham also won't let knitting needles... doesn't mention sewing needles but I'm doubting it really. Won't even let 'pointed hair slides'!>sigh< why are we more paranoid in Europe than the US?Any suggestions for something else I can do? :)
Poo :( What about a bit of finger knitting or a knitting loom? It might be a rush to get one before you fly, but it might be fun to play with for an hour or so on the plane.
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