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« on: August 09, 2010 11:57:02 PM »

or knitting while flying.  What's the climate like for taking knitting needles on a plane these days?  On an international flight?  I assume metal needles might be a no-no, although I flew to Florida with some metal circulars no problem.  Bamboo needles?
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010 07:11:03 AM »

I do believe it is ok to bring knitting needles on a plane, however they can be taken away if any of the TSA workers believe they could be a threat or something. http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1252.shtm <--link for knitting needles

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm <--link that says an item could still be prohibited even if it isn't on the list.

Basically cover yourself by bringing a SASE that you can stick your needles in to mail home incase a TSA rep doesn't let you bring them on a plane.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010 08:52:23 AM »

I took my knitting on an international flight about a year and a half ago and had no problems. You really never know though. I made sure to bring stitch holders with me just in case my needles were taken away. I didn't want everything else to unravel Smiley.

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