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30th Apr 2002, 16:03
Fresh from the FAA;

Items permitted in aircraft cabins:

Pets (if permitted by airline, check with airline for procedures)
Walking canes and umbrellas (once inspected to ensure prohibited items are not concealed)
Nail clippers with nail files attached
Nail files
Safety razors (including disposable razors)
Syringes (with medication and professionally printed label identifying medication or manufacturer's name)
Insulin delivery systems
Eyelash curlers

Items prohibited from aircraft cabins:

The following items will not be allowed through the security checkpoint. Please note that this list is not all-inclusive. In addition to items specifically listed here, other items that may be deemed to present a potential threat may also be prohibited.

Automatic weapons
Baseball bats
BB guns
Billy clubs
Blasting caps
Bows and arrows
Box cutters
Brass knuckles
Bull whips
Cattle prods
Compressed air guns
Cricket bats
Crow bars
Disabling chemicals or gases
Dog repellent spray
Fire extinguishers
Flare pistols
Golf clubs
Gun lighters
Hand grenades
Hockey sticks
Hunting knives
Ice axe/Ice pick
Knives (any length)
Large, heavy tools (such as wrenches, pliers, etc.)
Martial arts devices
Meat cleavers
Metal scissors with pointed tips
Pellet guns
Pen knives
Pepper spray
Plastic explosives
Pool cues
Portable power drills
Portable power saws
Razor blades (not in a cartridge)
Religious knives
Replica weapons
Road flares
SCUBA knives
Shot guns
Ski poles
Spear guns
Starter pistols
Straight razors
Stun guns/shocking devices
Tear gas
Throwing stars
Toy transformer robots (this toy forms a toy gun)
Toy weapons

30th Apr 2002, 20:35
Nail files, nail clippers and tweezers have been major items for confiscation in the past few months, hope this helps move attention to the areas that deserve scrutiny.

30th Apr 2002, 22:28
How 'fresh' is this ?

Thought the TSA set the rules now.
Update: actually it was issued by the TSA at:

Edited to add the link.

1st May 2002, 00:27
Crickets bats, the FAA !!!!! Can't imagine they thought that one up on their own.

1st May 2002, 05:27
Hand grenades? How many people travel with hand grenades? :confused:

1st May 2002, 12:18
Huh? You mean...you don't!?? :eek:

1st May 2002, 13:55
:) Does this mean we can now get steel knive and forks in bizzo class?? Those plastic ones really were a pain in the ..:eek:

1st May 2002, 17:20
The link to the TSA is to a "reminder" sheet. It is not the official regulation.

1st May 2002, 19:48
Not sure there is an 'official regulation', the list can be changed by edict at any time. Used to be at the FAA director's discretion, but now it's up to the TSA. And anyway, like it says (emphasis mine)...individual airlines may place additional restrictions on any item.

2nd May 2002, 08:25
How about this one.
Recently attempted to travel with a whistling kettle as hand baggage (was a present for someone and not something I regularly travel with).
Was somewhat surprised when eventually allowed to take the kettle on board but made to go back to check in the whistle part. Was too late for checked baggage so I (and my whistle) had to be escorted to aircraft!
Maybe i've missed something here but could someone please tell me what the risk could be here?
Especially when there is a whistle on every life jacket under every seat on the aircraft.


2nd May 2002, 16:40
This is a hijack.

Do as I say or I'll make a cup of tea and give you a manicure !

2nd May 2002, 16:48
:D :D :D LOL Paper Tiger.

2nd May 2002, 19:01
And when you see your friend Jack at security, don't say "Hi Jack"
or you will go away in handcuffs.

Hello, Wassup, sup, que pasa are all acceptable however...


2nd May 2002, 20:14
>>And when you see your friend Jack at security, don't say "Hi Jack" or you will go away in handcuffs.<<

‘Hi, Jack!’ Greeting Launches Emergency Response at Airport

The Associated Press

W A T E R F O R D T O W N S H I P, Mich., June 6 [2000] — A simple greeting to a man named Jack caused emergency preparations at a suburban Detroit airport.
“There was a guy on the plane named Jack, and someone walked in and said, ‘Hi, Jack,’” police Lt. Rick Crigger said. “The mike just happened to be open and the tower heard it.”
The Oakland International Airport is about 30 miles northwest of Detroit.
Thinking someone was highjacking the corporate jet Monday, Oakland International Airport tower officials called the Waterford police. The airport is about 30 miles northwest of Detroit.
“We called in a whole additional shift,” Crigger told The Oakland Press. “We called in the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team.”
The FBI and other federal authorities also were called to prepare while tower officials called for the plane to return to the tower.
“The pilot got off the plane and we checked his identification to make sure he was who he said he was,” Police Chief John B. Dean said. “Then I boarded the plane to make sure everything was OK.”
The false alarm proved the emergency system worked, Dean said. “I like false alarms like that,” Dean said. “They are good for training purposes. Nobody was hurt and they were just delayed a few minutes.”
Once it was over, they were also able to laugh about it. “They’ll probably pass a rule that no one named Jack can ever be hired in aviation again,” said Waterford Capt. Chuck Jehle.


2nd May 2002, 20:32
Heh heh,

I had gotten the idea because it was one of the opening bits in the movie Airplane which I just reran the otherday...


Load Toad
3rd May 2002, 04:48
As a pax I was stopped post 9-11 at Changi and asked to remove and check in a pen sized microscpe I use for work...fair play I thought it is a bit pointed.....and I was happy that security was indeed tight.

Never been impressed with plastic knives with the meal but its a small price to pay.

So every flight going through security I've been watching how diligent each security is.....anyway...passing through HK I saw a passenger stopped at the X-ray.....he was trying to take on a cigarette lighter shaped like a full size pistol.

Now why the hell would anyone need to pack a full sized gun / lighter on any trip?


3rd May 2002, 07:03
I've been using Arlanda terminal 2 a lot recently. The security people there are efficient, courteous, friendly - they could certainly give a few lessons to the US airports I went through in February.

3rd May 2002, 20:06
Heard the story once of some folks from Trinidad where they have a newspaper called "The Bomb." At the airport one of the fellas called out innocently to his friend, "You got The Bomb!"

It caused a little confusion and laughter with security at the time, but this was also pre 9/11. :(