Can i take scissors on a plane? I’m going to Italy so it’s a long flight. I have these little scissors (I attached the link) that i think will be fine but i just want to check. Also, if anybody has ever done crochet (or knit) on a plane what could you take? Scissors
From the TSA website:
“If packed in carry-on, they must be less than 4 inches from the pivot point.”
I’m not sure about those, but I have traveled with scissors before. Fiskar does sell scissors that fold and are tsa compliant.
never seen folding scissors!!! I couldn’t find the exact one so mine is about 2.5-3 inches. Thank you
You can also get a yarn cutter pendant, no open blade at all
never seen those too! thank you
They come in all kinds of finishes I’ve even had them in plastic with one blade
I recomend these too as some people have met stricter security who haven’t allowed tiny baby scissors but the pendants are discrete and like you said, no open bkade at all
I’ve taken one of these yarn cutting pendants on flights internationally too:) never had any trouble:) but they tend to be more worried about my baby food stash
I flew last month and was able to take my regular crochet scissors, they are under 4 inches. I really like the idea of the pendant though. Other items I took were my hook case & 4 skeins of yarn. (Enough for 2 projects).
As everyone said, typically, yes, the above examples are allowed.
The ‘devil’s in the details’ answer is it depends on which flight/agent/country/mood.
Best suggestion is don’t take your favorites as carry-on just on the off chance something doesn’t pass for whatever reason.
(I’ve also seen people suggest taking nail clippers to clip the yarn. I do not know how well that works.)
I agree, one flight they didn’t object to the small scissors I had. Another flight they did ( these were all domestic).
do you know about international flights?
i don’t want them to take it on the way back
The airline you’re on probably has a page listing their allowances/requirements. They probably differ from country to country though.
They may also have a question line you could use to ask someone directly?
For your scissor question, I would look at the website for the airline your are taking. I always bring nail clippers instead of scissors just in case, but as others have said, small scissors are usually fine. Occasionally I have found airlines that don’t allow metal needles or hooks, but will allow wooden ones.
We found, flying from England to Lanzarote, no metal beit sharps, nail clippers, scissors, not even a metal crochet hook! I used bamboo hooks. It is the airport security not necessarily the airline
eek! I hate bamboo hooks!