Friday, June 04, 2010
Can I take my knitting needles on an airplane?
It's Summertime - Can I take my knitting needles with me when I travel?
I'm getting ready to fly in a few days, and even though I've taken my knitting needles on airlines countless times since the TSA came about, I always panic and ask a few friends if it's still okay.
Knowing that I'll have more than 14 hours of flying time the thought of being without my sticks throws me in full panic mode.
So here it is, the official word from the TSA!
You CAN take knitting needles on an airplane!
"Knitting needles are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage."
"Items needed to pursue a Needlepoint project are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage with the exception of circular thread cutters or any cutter with a blade contained inside which cannot go through the checkpoint and must go in your checked baggage."
But don't just take my word for it. Go to the TSA Website and print the ruling on Transporting Knitting Needles and Needlepoint for your records. I always print it out and carry it with my plane ticket. In case you get an uninformed agent and they try (oh, the horror) to take your knitting needles!
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