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'Anti-Terror Cutlery'  
User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

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LONDON: A British company on Wednesday launched a specially-designed stainless steel "anti-terror" cutlery range for use on board aircraft.

Anti Terror Cutlery

This seems to be a breakthrough. Now all the people lucky enough to be in Business/First can stop moaning that they have to use plastic cutlery  duck 


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User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Most of us in business/first - do not have to use plastic cutlery - unless we are flying on a strange, outdated airline

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Thread starter):
Now all the people lucky enough to be in Business/First can stop moaning that they have to use plastic cutlery

It's not so much the "horror" of using plastic utensils...it's the absolute idiotic decision to remove dull butter knives from airlines while they allow other objects (pens, cables, my size 14 shoes, etc.) that can kill someone just as easily on a plane. I'm still amused by the airlines that removed dull knives but left the forks onboard that had sharper ends.



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User currently offlineBestpilot From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 2):
It's not so much the "horror" of using plastic utensils...it's the absolute idiotic decision to remove dull butter knives from airlines while they allow other objects (pens, cables, my size 14 shoes, etc.) that can kill someone just as easily on a plane. I'm still amused by the airlines that removed dull knives but left the forks onboard that had sharper ends.

How about taking a t-bone steak onboard and using the sharp end of the bone? I don't believe banning butter knives is going to do anything to prevent terrorism.


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Thread starter):
Now all the people lucky enough to be in Business/First can stop moaning that they have to use plastic cutlery duck

Even business in Excel Airways has metal cutlery...



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9674 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

BA is back to regular metal cutlery in F and C for quite a while now. Having to use plastic was a pain indeed, one more reason never to order the steak.

But good to know that "safe" cutlery is available. All they have to do now is to prohibit taking grinding stones in the carry-on.



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User currently offlineNZ8800 From New Zealand, joined May 2006, 425 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

If this is any help, we ban plastic utensils of any sort in the locked psychiatric ward as they are actually MORE harmful than metal butter knives - much easier to snap, and much more sharp. We give the patients in there two metal spoons to eat with.
So the plastic knife thing on aircraft has always struck me as quite ridiculous.



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9674 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 6):
this is any help, we ban plastic utensils of any sort in the locked psychiatric ward

Strange, I always thought that people making such crazy rules sholuld have some inside knowledge.
 Wink

Anyway, as long as bottles with booze are allowed on board, the plastic knife and fork thing was a joke anyway.



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User currently offlineEastern023 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 881 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

On Feb 20 2006 Lufthansa flight FRA to IAD, all metal cutlery on Y.


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 7):
as long as bottles with booze are allowed on board

Not sure how much damage you could inflict with one of those tiny little bottles broken but I know what you are saying. I can see it now...don't make me crack this tiny little bottle of Scotch over your head!

Let's keep it all quiet though. The next thing you know TSA is going to want all of us to strip and be tied down for the duration of the flight so we couldn't dare do anything slightly suspicious on the plane.



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 9):

Not sure how much damage you could inflict with one of those tiny little bottles broken but I know what you are saying. I can see it now...don't make me crack this tiny little bottle of Scotch over your head!

Some airlines (MH, IIRC) still use the large bottles and pour them for you instead of giving you miniatures.

VS also have the full-sized bottles lined up at their on-board bar.



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 10):
Some airlines (MH, IIRC) still use the large bottles and pour them for you instead of giving you miniatures.

Ah, I never pay attention to what the stewardesses are doing as they mix my drinks in the galley. I am too involved with the rich Corinthian leather of my Biz class seat to bother with such trivial things being handled by the help.   (That's a wink folks in case you left your funny bone at home today.)

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 10):
VS also have the full-sized bottles lined up at their on-board bar.

Indeed they do and I have sat at the bar a few times while in UC. I also forgot about the bottles of wine on board as well which could easily be used.

[Edited 2006-07-20 17:24:43]


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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9674 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 9):

Not sure how much damage you could inflict with one of those tiny little bottles broken but I know what you are saying. I can see it now...don't make me crack this tiny little bottle of Scotch over your head!

Sorry DeltaGator - I meant the full size bottles one can buy at the duty free. That's the kinda packaging they legally sell the stuff in. possible you only know the moonshine jugs.



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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7754 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

The knife has a rounded "point", but one assumes still a sharp edge.

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Oh heck, I didn't even think about those. I brought back a ton of wine and liquor from my trip to Oz. Those could very well be used for a beatdown at 30,000 feet. Not that I'm planning anything here. Oh crap! Now the terrorists know. I'm sorry folks...no more Duty Free.


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User currently offlineDL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Hasn't CO (as well as several other carriers) been using normal knives again ever since the TSA allowed them again?


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

CO has had metal cutlery, albeit incredibly dull, on all the flights I've had with them in the past year. Virgin Atlantic, Singapore, QANTAS, Jet Airways, and Sahara Air all had metal utensils as well.


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User currently offlineDL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

How dull is their cutlery? Is it serrated at all?


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User currently offlineTootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
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I always thought my laptop, if hurled properly, would make a hell of a projectile. Not to mention full bottles of liquor (available on board in duty free, in every other carry-on and of course the galley space).

User currently onlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4634 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

AC also has metal cutlery in J class.

Kris



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