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    • boatman
    • By boatman 30th Jan 18, 8:10 PM
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    • 30th Jan 18, 8:10 PM
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    victorinox classic sd penknife 30th Jan 18 at 8:10 PM
    Are these ok in hand luggage?


    The rules say it needs to be less than 6cm blade, be it a knife or scissors.

    https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/modes/air/security/doc/info_travellers_hand_luggage.pdf
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 30th Jan 18, 8:26 PM
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    I had mine confiscated.

    I now only carry a Swisscard.
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    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 30th Jan 18, 8:31 PM
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    • 30th Jan 18, 8:31 PM
    See https://www.victorinox.com/uk/en/Service/Product-Support/Swiss-Army-Knives/Swiss-Army-Knives-FAQ/cms/service-swiss-army-knives-faq#item-6

    Personally, I wouldn't risk it. I always try to remember to pack mine in checked luggage but occasionally have unintentionally had one in my carry-on. Some airports are fine but I've had one confiscated. I suppose how much of a jobsworth you get at the security check.
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 31st Jan 18, 8:03 AM
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    • 31st Jan 18, 8:03 AM
    I thought I'd lost mine in Thailand last year. I found it a few days later in Vietnam at the bottom of my day bag, which had gone with me by air as a cabin bag, so it had gone through airport x-ray without being detected.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 31st Jan 18, 8:31 AM
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    • 31st Jan 18, 8:31 AM
    When I went through my camera bag before my last trip I found a big multi-tool at the bottom of the front pocket. I can only assume that it's been going backwards and forwards through airport security for several years without comment.

    I've removed it now. No point in tempting fate.
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 31st Jan 18, 9:48 AM
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    I thought I'd lost mine in Thailand last year. I found it a few days later in Vietnam at the bottom of my day bag, which had gone with me by air as a cabin bag, so it had gone through airport x-ray without being detected.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    Mine went out through LGW undetected, was confiscated on the way home from Crete,
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    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 31st Jan 18, 9:48 AM
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    I thought I'd lost mine in Thailand last year. I found it a few days later in Vietnam at the bottom of my day bag, which had gone with me by air as a cabin bag, so it had gone through airport x-ray without being detected.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    That's how I had my Swiss Army knife confiscated. It had hidden itself in the inside lining of my day bag and I just assumed that I had left it in a hotel. I had passed through several airports in SE Asia without it being detected but it was found immediately the next time I flew out of Heathrow.

    The lesson is that the quality of equipment, levels of training and strictness of rules aren't the same throughout the world.
    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 31st Jan 18, 11:42 AM
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    • 31st Jan 18, 11:42 AM
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    • 31st Jan 18, 11:42 AM
    Official UK government advice.

    https://www.gov.uk/hand-luggage-restrictions/personal-items

    Personally I would not chance it - do you need access to it during a flight ?
    • Magnolia
    • By Magnolia 31st Jan 18, 12:39 PM
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    • 31st Jan 18, 12:39 PM
    do you need access to it during a flight ?
    Originally posted by NoodleDoodleMan
    I thought this as well - I also think the same about makeup and deodorant and lippy!
    Mags - who loves shopping
    • mvteng
    • By mvteng 31st Jan 18, 3:02 PM
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    I had mine confiscated.

    I now only carry a Swisscard.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    I had my swisscard confiscated
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 31st Jan 18, 3:54 PM
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    I thought this as well - I also think the same about makeup and deodorant and lippy!
    Originally posted by Magnolia
    Some people like to freshen up on a long flight. Sometimes a hot towel just isn’t enough.
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    • David Aston
    • By David Aston 31st Jan 18, 4:11 PM
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    Surely the pictured knife has a "sharp blade"? I must admit the "and/or", did throw me.
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 31st Jan 18, 6:02 PM
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    Might be just me but why would anyone want to take a knife on a plane.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 1st Feb 18, 1:53 AM
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    Might be just me but why would anyone want to take a knife on a plane.
    Originally posted by Ganga
    to peel an apple, or halve an orange.
    To clean your nails.
    To fix a stuck IFE remote.
    To remove a loose thread from a garment.
    To remove old flight luggage labels when changing flights.
    To use the toothpick.

    There will be many more, these are just things I have done, usually with a Swisscard.
    Last edited by mgdavid; 01-02-2018 at 1:53 AM. Reason: typo.
    A salary slave no more.....
    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 1st Feb 18, 9:32 AM
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    Might be just me but why would anyone want to take a knife on a plane.
    Originally posted by Ganga
    It's not that you would want to use it on a plane but to allow you to travel with hand luggage only. A Swiss Army knife is fairly essential when backpacking
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 1st Feb 18, 9:41 AM
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    It's not that you would want to use it on a plane but to allow you to travel with hand luggage only. A Swiss Army knife is fairly essential when backpacking
    Originally posted by Doshwaster
    Yep.....I feel lost without my Swisscard.
    • AlexMac
    • By AlexMac 1st Feb 18, 6:22 PM
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    I realised in the cab en-route to LCY that I had my SwAP on my keyring; so I gave it to the cabbie with a label on it in the futile hope he'd leave it in the office!

    Then forgot about it for 3 months...

    ... and popped into the cab firm... to find my prized toy in their bits n pieces drawer!

    Phew
    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 1st Feb 18, 8:06 PM
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    Yep.....I feel lost without my Swisscard.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    In SE Asia I'm sure you could find a cheap knock-off on a market stall or in a 7/11 and then chuck it or give it away before you come home.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 6th Feb 18, 3:07 PM
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    Well whadya know, on Sunday for the first time in over 10 years I actually had by hand luggage inspected by security, at Schipohl, because of my Swisscard, they didn't confiscate it, just looked at it and put it back.

    I blame this thread
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