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Is Metal Cutlery Still Banned At The Airport?

Tue Oct 02, 2001 4:12 am

...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?
 
lmml 14/32
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RE: Is Metal Cutlery Still Banned At The Airport?

Tue Oct 02, 2001 4:25 am

AirMalta has withdrew all metal cutlery from its flights. Also they took away the manicure set from the on board duty free sales.
 
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RE: Is Metal Cutlery Still Banned At The Airport?

Tue Oct 02, 2001 4:57 am

Heathrow was on the news, saying even tweezers aren't even allowed..
 
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RE: Is Metal Cutlery Still Banned At The Airport?

Tue Oct 02, 2001 4:59 am

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-.

 
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RE: Is Metal Cutlery Still Banned At The Airport?

Tue Oct 02, 2001 5:08 am

Forks could be worse because you could use them to stab.
 
jesseycy
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RE: Is Metal Cutlery Still Banned At The Airport?

Tue Oct 02, 2001 7:53 pm

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.....)!!!!!!!
 
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RE: Is Metal Cutlery Still Banned At The Airport?

Tue Oct 02, 2001 8:01 pm

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"?

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RE: Is Metal Cutlery Still Banned At The Airport?

Tue Oct 02, 2001 9:42 pm

The best solution would be to handcuff all passengers for the duration of the flight. But then again, a flying kick can maime and kill right?
 
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RE: Is Metal Cutlery Still Banned At The Airport?

Tue Oct 02, 2001 9:52 pm

The whole thing is way way way overboard.
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