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#84949 - 02/06/07 08:03 PM Airport Kit & TSA Amended "OK to Fly" list
MartinFocazio Offline


Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2155
Loc: Bucks County PA
Noticed some minor updates here.

Of interest to our audience - on the "allowed" list:

Tools (seven inches or less in length)
Screwdrivers (seven inches or less in length)
Wrenches and Pliers (seven inches or less in length)
Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inches
Eyeglass Repair Tools - including screwdrivers.

For what it's worth, my airport carry kit now features the following goodies, all of which make the cut, if you get my drift.

1 pair of shorty scissors (4" total, pointy)
1 Swisstool Mini-Tool Thingy
1 Pair of Medic Shears
1 Pair of nail clippers
1 6" crescent wrench

I carry an empty1 liter water bottle with me, and fill is past security.

Additional airport kit items you'll like having:

1. Burt's Bees Brand Bar Soap. It's a shampoo! It's a Shaving Creme! It's a Body Soap! - one bar of soap covers many bases - and it keeps the liquids in your kit to a minimum.

2. A small towel. The joke in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was "always have a towel" and it's actually great advice.

3. Money. Don't leave home without it.

That's all for now. I'm off to Chicago for a 1/2 hour meeting Thursday (really) and I'll let you all know how things are at the frontlines of the whole security process.

#84950 - 02/06/07 10:30 PM Re: Airport Kit & TSA Amended "OK to Fly" list
celler Offline

Registered: 12/25/03
Posts: 410
Loc: Jupiter, FL
Tell me more about Burt Bee's Bar Soap. Which version is supposed to be shampoo/shaving cream/regular soap? This sounds like something that would be a good idea to keep in the BOB as a backup.


#84951 - 02/06/07 11:41 PM Re: Airport Kit & TSA Amended "OK to Fly" list
digimark Offline

Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 70
Loc: Chesapeake Beach, MD
Could someone decode this and tell me if it means I can bring a Leatherman? I'm assuming my CRKT 3" folding knife is still verboten. -Gary

#84952 - 02/06/07 11:58 PM Re: Airport Kit & TSA Amended "OK to Fly" list
Russ Offline

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5338
Most Leatherman multi-tools have a knife that disqualifies them. For those that would like to carry a multi-tool, Leatherman has recently come up with the Knifeless Fuse.
Better is the Enemy of Good Enough.
Okay, what’s your point??

#84953 - 02/07/07 12:01 AM Re: Airport Kit & TSA Amended "OK to Fly" list
UTAlumnus Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 1004
Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
Unless you've removed the knife blade & probably the wood saw blade the Leatherman needs to stay with the CRKT <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

#84954 - 02/07/07 01:18 AM Re: Airport Kit & TSA Amended "OK to Fly" list
ironraven Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
I figure we'll be able to buy one lightly used and only siezed once within a month of them hitting the street from the TSA auctions. <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> Remember, you are still at the mercy of people who got turned down by real law enforcement and (para)military agencies. .

When a man dare not speak without malice for fear of giving insult, that is when truth starts to die. Truth is the truest freedom.

#84955 - 02/07/07 01:53 AM Re: Airport Kit & TSA Amended "OK to Fly" list
ponder Offline

Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 367
Loc: American Redoubt
Maybe I missed something - why not take what you want and check your luggage?
Cliff Harrison
Horseshoe Bend, ID
American Redoubt
N43.9668 W116.1888

#84956 - 02/07/07 03:01 AM Re: Airport Kit & TSA Amended "OK to Fly" list
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
I've never used it myself, but I asked Mr. Google about it, and he said this about just one of Bert's soaps. You will find more to choose from on the website...

#84957 - 02/07/07 03:41 AM Re: Airport Kit & TSA Amended "OK to Fly" list
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Airport employees were stealing stuff out of luggage prior to 9/11. Now you can't lock them out of it, I'm sure a lot more disappears. "PROVE IT, Sucker!"

And whether or not they 'go shopping' in your checked luggage, all they have to do is send it to Greenland, and you still don't have it with you.

Cynical Sue

#84958 - 02/07/07 04:57 AM Re: Airport Kit & TSA Amended "OK to Fly" list
kmcrawford111 Offline

Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 52
Loc: NW Indiana
Allowing pointed metal scissors comes as quite a surprise to me.

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