Subject: Re: What's Considered a Weapon on Carry-On
Hello Fellow Travelers:

My friend, Craig, was flying standby and trying to make a NY-BOS connection in a hurry. Unfortunately, the X-ray detected a small knife in his luggage. Impossible he said, but the security person asked him to empty his bag. With all its contents out, the carry-on luggage was rescanned and again it revealed a knife. Into the bag went the security personnel and found one of those little Swiss Army knives that is about the size of your thumb. He thought he lost it years ago, but it had found its way into a crevice of the suitcase. Security told him they would ship it via the cargo hold. Craig told them to keep it. He had to wait several hours for a less than full flight. The moral: if it seems sharp, leave it home.