Subject: Flying: What's Considered a Weapon on Carry-On

I'm flying Friday from Houston to Chicago via Continental. It's my first flight since 9/11.

I always have a corkscrew in my purse and know that is now a no-no. It'll go into the checked baggage.

Are pens and pencils considered lethal weapons too? Anything else I should know about that should be removed from common contents in a purse?

Chris in Pearland