Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
Were you flying in the US?
I'm not for these stupid rules about short, dull blades ("It's a nail-clipper, fer chrissakes!!!"). However, I doubt many people in this country are comfortable with the idea of real knives and such on airplanes.
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
Lhr001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2050 times:
Get over the "Fear" of the past 9-11 World!
We live in a day in age that people are allowed to bring lighters, nail polish remover, and reading spectacles onborad aircraft and not a simple nail file!
Get over it....
Do you think that someone isnt going to attempt to set a seat or a lavatory on fire with a lighter?
Do you think that nail polish remover is not going to be used a ignition source for a fire?
Do you think that reading spectacles cant be used to stab a person?
Do you think that a plastic duty-fre bag cant be used to somther a person?
And we are allpetrified about a knife that is being given to a passenger in First Class that is paying several thousands of dollars for his/her ticket! Wow... get a grip!
Yes, it is true that box-cutters were used in the 9-11 incident. You now must also realize that the Flight Attendants have near nothing to defend themselves with. At one time they were allowed to bring a pocket knife that also served as a wine opener. now they are left with apthetic self-defense courses. If you have seen the sizes of some of these Flight Attendants you would be amazed if they could even life one of their hefty legs into the air!
Proudtoflyaa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2005 times:
The steaks come pre-cut from catering (at least they do on AA). Looks like somebody has already had a go at eating them..... which is why I've been sticking to the rotisserie chicken meal the past few weeks.
FlyingBanker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 1886 times:
I was pleasantly surprise to see a metal knife on my AS flight from SEA-AS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS in F/C last Oct. But those knifes are so dull anyway I doubt you easily slit someone's throat, maybe jabbing at them really hard might do something. I think the full size bottles or wine or champagne would be more of a danger....breaking one and cutting someone with that would be quite easy.
Nwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1807 times:
As Worldperks stated, Northwest introduced re-designed metal dinner knives in September, with a serrated cutting edge, but a blunt end. I don't suppose they'd please a chef from Benihana, but they're an improvement over plastic.
B4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2662 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1578 times:
I think a ball-point pen is more dangerous than a blunt knife that you might get with a meal.
There are so many other threats:
Break a wine bottle, use jagged edges/pieces
Strangle people with belts
Throw laptop batteries upside peoples heads (ouch!)
Bring power supplies to electronics and whip them around fast by the cord and release with aim
Our only defense is to use the seat cushion as a shield...
Skydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1002 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1474 times:
On four AC flights this past week..
2 flights economy: all meal utensils plastic
2 flights business class:
China plates, glassware for wine and spirits, stainless fork, stainless spoon and cheap white PLASTIC knife!!
Their metal fork has always been more 'deadly' than the blunt metal butter knife they had pre-9112001 anyway. The metal knife just has a better chance of surviving spreading half-frozen butter without snapping into pieces.
Stefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1366 times:
If people wanna use weapons, they do.
And with knifes I saw on board from planes I can cut a steak but can't kill anybody.
Ok, there are nationalities who don't care about style, they even drink champagne out of plastic-cups but fortunately there are other civilzed countries