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Are Pens/Pencils Allowed On Carry Ons?  
User currently offlinevarigb707 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1362 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 23722 times:

Not too long ago, a someone at work said he was not allowed to bring pens with him, and of course, TSA had confiscated.
Just wondering if this is true or not.  


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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 23722 times:

Pens and pencils are not on the TSA's prohibited item list but they do say,

Quote:
The prohibited items list is not intended to be all-inclusive and is updated as necessary. To ensure travelers' security, Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) may determine that an item not on the Prohibited Items List is prohibited.



When travelling internationally from Australia I have always carried a ball-point pen with my travel documents and passport. After all, how else is one to fill in the landing cards required by some countries, including Australia, without a pen?


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 23717 times:

I also carry pen/pencil in my laptop backpack all over the United States and a few international destinations, no problems ever.


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User currently offlineafterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1201 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 23704 times:

Business travelers often do their works while flying. They need pencils or pens to write. If pens and pencils are not allowed, what should they use? Crayons?

User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 23681 times:

Yeah I do tons of work on airplanes and always have multiple pens and pencils with me, and never have I been stopped, questioned, anything - that goes for anywhere I have traveled to in the world.

Quoting afterburner (Reply 3):
Crayons?

Wait...we're not supposed to be writing our reports in crayon? Burnt Sierra will miss me...


User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 571 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 23663 times:

I always have a number of pens in my carryon. Matter of fact, from my most recent trip to the US I picked up 5, which brought the total to 9 pens in my carryon!


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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2757 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 23656 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 2):
I also carry pen/pencil in my laptop backpack all over the United States and a few international destinations, no problems ever.

Agreed. I have certainly never had this questioned and I always have multiple pens in my bag regardless of whether I'm in uniform and on duty, or traveling as a paying passenger in civilian clothes. I even have a clothes pin, which can pinch something fierce!  


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5965 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 23628 times:
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I carry pens or pencils all the time. How else could airline nerds like me write down notes for their trip reports.

Without a pen you could fill out the order form for the Skymall catalog and buy things you don't really need.

Once at STL I heard an announcement for a man to come back to the the TSA check point to pick up the pen he left. It must have been a very nice pen, with his name on it, for them to even bother.



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User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 23600 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 2):
I also carry pen/pencil in my laptop backpack all over the United States and a few international destinations, no problems ever.

Yes, I take them on board too - quite a nice pen/pencil set. Never had problems with that.


User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 872 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 23579 times:

Quoting varigb707 (Thread starter):
Wait...we're not supposed to be writing our reports in crayon? Burnt Sierra will miss me...

Sorry for the nitpicking, but living in a forest in the Sierra Nevada the phrase "Burnt Sierra" makes me cringe. Its "Burnt Sienna".


User currently offlinejgw787 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 23557 times:

I bring them on all the time to do work

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