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Happy Throwback Thursday!
Today’s picture dates back to 2014 when a traveler tried to bring a chainsaw through the checkpoint at the Albany International Airport (ALB). We’re not exactly sure why. Zombie defense, perhaps? Lumberjack goals?
What we can tell you is that chainsaws are not permitted in carry-on bags. They may only be packed as a checked item as long as there’s no trace of fuel or fumes. If any trace of fuel is detected, the chainsaw will be treated as hazmat and will not be permitted to fly. It’s best to contact your airline prior to your flight if you’d like to travel with your chainsaw.
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If you think these scissors will cut your travel time through the checkpoint, you’ve got the wrong idea.
Please don’t get snippy when our officers tell you that you can’t pack these ginormous ceremonial ribbon cutting scissors in your carry-on.
These were discovered in a carry-on bag at the Nashville International Airport (BNA). And it wasn’t by “shear” luck that our officers discovered them. They’re huge. To paraphrase Douglas Adams, these scissors were big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big they were.
However, scroll to the next picture and you’ll see a run of the mill regular pair of sewing scissors. These are allowed. At one point, all scissors were prohibited, but for the last 10-years or so, scissors have been permitted as long as they are no longer than 4-inches from the fulcrum. This picture is a screenshot of a tweet that was sent to our AskTSA team.
Something tells us this wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, because this just didn’t cut it. Our officers aren’t looking for contraband,
Here’s a nice feel good Friday kind of post for you. See the gorgeous Belgian Malinois in the picture above?
Can you? CAN you? Hey, we’ll handle the puns here, alright?
Well, since you opened this can of warms, we’ll have a heart and answer your question.