Subject: Re: Cutting tools on airlines

On my recent trip to Australia I found in my carry-on bag, upon my return, a tiny pair of scissors in a sewing kit. I had completely forgotten the kit was even tucked into that pocket. The scissors were the type that pull apart and slide into themselves to take up less space. They have a blade about 3/4 long and slightly rounded tips. Not only did I forget them, neither LAX or Sydney airline officials said anything about the scissors or the needles. What I did find amusing is that Qantas serves meals with a plastic knife but with a real metal fork with tines about 1 1/2 long. I would think all those forks could be dangerous in the wrong hands.

Mary Santa Maria CA