Daleaholic
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'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:21 am

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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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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:26 am

Most of us in business/first - do not have to use plastic cutlery - unless we are flying on a strange, outdated airline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

Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:38 am

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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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:47 pm

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.
 
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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:02 pm

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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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:32 pm

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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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:59 pm

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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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:13 pm

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.
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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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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:21 pm

On Feb 20 2006 Lufthansa flight FRA to IAD, all metal cutlery on Y.
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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:13 pm

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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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:23 pm

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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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:24 am

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.

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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:42 am

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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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:26 am

The knife has a rounded "point", but one assumes still a sharp edge.
 
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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:29 am

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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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:42 am

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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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:46 am

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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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:53 am

How dull is their cutlery? Is it serrated at all?
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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:31 am

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).
 
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RE: 'Anti-Terror Cutlery'

Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:08 am

AC also has metal cutlery in J class.

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