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Old 11-11-2011, 03:46 AM
 
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small scissors used for trimming hair?
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:04 AM
 
Location: Texas
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No, not in your carry-on or on your person.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Only in your checked luggage are scissors allowed. I had a small pair of embroidery scissors, perhaps two inches long, and they were consfiscated. I still miss having those scissors in my purse because they were so handy.
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:23 AM
 
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I got my carry-on flagged for small scissors that my wife had put in my bag.

It sucked man because I didn't know they were in there and we made it thru security stateside, but in a hurry transferring at Heathrow on the fancy conveyor system in Terminal 5 I saw my bag get pushed into the reject lane and had to get interviewed briefly.

I would advise = no.
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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According to TSA's website you can carry on scissors as long as the blades are less than 4 inches long. However the website also states the TSO may prohibit any item he/she feels like. Something like scissors I would put in my checked luggage. If only taking a carry-on bag,then I guess you need to ask yourself...Are you feeling lucky today?
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:23 PM
 
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You can bring knitting needles!
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:39 PM
 
Location: New York
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and stilettos...... I once told a security guy I could do more damage with my heels than my tweezers.... but he still confiscated the tweezers....
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:53 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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and stilettos...... I once told a security guy I could do more damage with my heels than my tweezers.... but he still confiscated the tweezers....
Be grateful he did not confiscate your heels ...
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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Round-tip scissors are perfectly acceptable on board. Even pointed-tipped scissors are fine if they were within a certain length. My small pair of pointed-tip scissors (definitely less than 4" blades) which I use to snip off yarn and my knitting needles have accompanied me on board of too many airplanes to count. Same with my tweezers (more than one). I never took my tweezers out of the toiletry bag for any trip.

This is from TSA website:

"Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inches: Yes in carry-on"

TSA: Prohibited Items

Last edited by Ol' Wanderer; 11-12-2011 at 12:32 PM..
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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Item Type: Personal Items

Baby teethers with gel or liquid inside: No
Children's toys with gel inside: No
Cigar Cutters: Yes
Corkscrews: Yes
Cuticle Cutters: Yes
Eyeglass Repair Tools (including screwdrivers): Yes
Eyelash Curlers: Yes
Gel candles: No
Gel shoe inserts: No
Knitting and Crochet Needles: Yes
Knives: prohibited as carry-on except for plastic or round bladed butter knives
Nail Clippers: Yes
Nail Files: Yes
Personal care or toiletries with aerosols, in limited quantities (such as hairsprays, deodorants): Yes
Safety Razors (including disposable razors): Yes
Scissors - plastic or metal with blunt tips: Yes
Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inches in length: Yes
Toy Transformer Robots: Yes
Toy Weapons (if not realistic replicas): Yes
Tweezers: Yes
Umbrellas (allowed once inspected): Yes
Walking Canes (allowed once inspected) : Yes

http://www.seatguru.com/articles/tsa...php#toiletries
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