It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Really, TSA? Really?

Okay, so the US Transportation Security Administration (aka TSA) is now, after huge international uproar, re-thinking its decision to allow you to carry knives on planes.  Why they ever thought the new ruling would get off the ground (giggle, snort, see what I did there?), amazes me.

I've NEVER wanted to carry a knife on a plane.  I don't know anyone else who's ever wanted to carry a knife on a plane either (do you?).  But, sometimes, I'd really like to take a bottle of water that's bigger than 100ml, or, if I'm travelling for just a few days with only hand luggage, a decent sized bottle of shampoo or moisturiser.

Knife = okay.  Water = DANGEROUS.  Obviously!

Think it through, TSA, think it through.

  • Click HERE for the link to the proposed changes on carrying knives onboard.
  • Click HERE for the link to the proposed changes on carrying novelty sporting bats onboard (really).
  • Click HERE to find out what else you can/can't carry onboard.  No doubt you'll be thrilled to know that your 7" screwdriver (obviously can't hurt anyone with that!) and souvenir snow globe can now be carried onboard without a sideways glance.  Oh, and your knitting needles (yay for my Mum!).


  1. Heathrow confiscated a fork from me but allowed me to keep the screwdriver that was in the same bag. The screwdriver was shorter than 7", so I guess it was allowed. But the fork??

    1. Nothing makes any sense when the TSA are involved. Just back home now after flying from the UK and my list of things to take off at x-ray now number into double figures - it's ridiculous. Fork them!


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