This is a discussion on Can you bring a s&w tactical pen on a plane within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Majorlk TSA isn't nearly as dumb and clueless as most people consider them to be. Oh, I don't know. The ones I ...
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I'm an avid hiker and backpacker. Since I'm stuck in South Florida I am often relegated to flying to better hiking destinations, which I do a few times per year. Many airlines have a policy that I am not allowed to pack my stove, even in my checked luggage. The rest of the airlines will allow it in my checked baggage, but only if it has never been used and is free of any fuel residue.
Now that is ridiculous. The fact that screeners are incapable of looking at my baggage that includes dozens of pieces of hiking equipment and fail to clearly see that the stove is just a piece of gear is baffling to me. This is why I tend to ship my gear.
One one trip I shipped my gear but was waiting on a tent I was testing to be delivered. I got it the day before the trip and carried it on the plane with me, since I detest checking luggage. Keep in mind I even shipped the ground stakes. All I had was the tent's fly, body, ground sheet, and poles. I was detained at security for 15 minutes to explain the tent poles.
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TSA: New Policies for Lighters, Electronics, and Breast Milk
"Common" lighters are ok in carryons, but not in checked baggage unless empty of fuel or in a DOT container. Torch lighters are prohibited.
from zippo's website.... their normal windproof lighters are considered "common"Traveling by air? Here are the rules for transporting your Zippo Lighter:
A fueled Zippo windproof lighter is permitted in the passenger cabin.
In August 2007, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) lifted the ban on the Zippo windproof lighter from inside passenger cabins of commercial aircraft. The lighter can contain lighter fluid.
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I have travel by plane at least twice a year and always bring my Hinderer tactical pen, will place it into the tray with the ink point exposed.
Last time I flew I had the Hinderer and Tuff Writer which does not have the brand stamped on it. I was really surprised that it didn't attract any attention.
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I had a Smith and Wesson pen confiscated by TSA in Pensacola. Screener asked what it was, after seeing it in my bag on the X Ray machine. I said it was a pen/stylus, he looks at it and says "yea right made Smith and Wesson?"
No more pen for me.
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If you find yourself in a fair fight your tactics stink.
My uncle used to tell me carry a cheapy fountain pen (I can find them for a buck) you can use those just the same and you get compliments for the tip. lol
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With the current climate. Why risk it. They may have a new warning. Or thinks its Castros long lost poison pen. Leave it behind...
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If you put it through with other pens in your carry on you should not have a problem. From what I understand a Zebra 701 will slay a hi-jacker just as well. However I am wearing a Spitting Weasel Pen that was gifted to me by a buddy right now. Always in the collar of my t-shirt.- George