DLMCO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1522 times:
...or is policy at the discretion of the individual airport? I just returned from a trip to IND and received metal utensils at the airport restaurant, but, on a trip to ATL last week, received plastic utensils. What's the deal?
Tripleseven From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1500 times:
A good friend was on UAL EWR-SFO last Saturday. She said the knives were gone, but the forks remained. Kind of silly don't you think? Seems like someone could do some real damage with a metal fork -god forbid-.
Jesseycy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2001, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1473 times:
I think banning metal cutlery is really drastic..... Hey, they're still serving refreshments, and wine on planes, right? U can juz take a broken wine bottle, and that would be a much much worse weapon (nobody get any wrong ideas.....)!!!!!!!
LoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4024 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1471 times:
I think the whole ban on tweezers, nail clippers, etc. is going a bit overboard. Are the airlines making passengers place their car/house keys in checked luggage?
Many times, when I'm walking through a dark parking lot at night, I'll clench the keychain in the palm of my hand, with the individual keys sticking pointy-side-up between each of my fingers, ready to rake them across a would-be muggers face if necessary. So would keys be considered a "weapon"?