Oxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 675 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
During Easter I went from Hong Kong to Sydney and back on Qantas. On the flight to Syd, plastic dining utensils were used, but on the flight back to Hong Kong, Metal knifes and forks were used. I didn't notice it at first, but then my mother suddenly exclaimed, "oops! Why are we using metal knifes!?'' .
Are airlines allowed to use metal knifes again ? When did that started ?
Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1876 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1511 times:
Let's stop paranoia.
Yes, I hope airlines will soon come back to metal knives !!
The reason? They have been designed for safety, to make sure you will not hurt cabin crew or your neighbourg in case of turbuilences.
By comparaison, plastic knives are more dangerous: in some occasions, when you break them, you can get a very sharp and solid point...
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NWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1448 times:
This is turning into a survey question ... so I'll gladly oblige ...
On NW, coach meals have had all plastic silverware. I think that was a pre-9/11 cut.
First class passengers now receive a metal spoon and fork, and a plastic knife. We received a note apologizing for the plastic knife "due to security concerns" on the MSP-BWI dinner flight September 21st. On the latest first class MSP-BWI flight (May 3), the plastic knife remains with no apology note.
MARIO NAME From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1404 times:
It's stupid think that a metal fork won't hurt someone and a plastic knife will.
At TAM we are using all plastics for a wile now, I think it's ok, but some china dish broken is as lethal as any knife! A pen or a pencil would be as lethal as any knife.............Please let's stop the paranoia!!!
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29895 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1354 times:
Most airlines that I have ever been on when to plastic for cost reasons a long time ago.
That being said, I think that the whole banning of metal knifes thing, both the butter knifes for the meal service and the elimination of passengers pocketknifes is paranoia. Just about any item can be turned into a weapon.
Unfortunatly the traveling public seems hell bent to be paranoid these days, so I will continue to refuse to fly anywhere.
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Baldguy From Canada, joined May 2001, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1312 times:
On all my first-class flights on CO, it's been plastic knife, metal forks, metal spoons. I did once see F/A's in the galley with a corkscrew - supposedly those too had been eliminated but it appears there is a lot of inconsistency.