interested as well
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Could you carry something like a SureFire E2D onto an airplane or in a carry bag? Any TSA people on the forum that can answer that?
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I think someone answered this before. I think if it's a small one. I can't remember what the rule is.
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I'm pretty sure I had mine when I last flew: 2 AA 3W Ray-O-Vac. Not black tacticool, but metal and solid.
I also was having back problems at the time and brought my 1.5" brass hame-topped hickory stick with me.
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I don't know the rule but I just carried my Fenix TK11 on Alaska Airlines from Seattle to Washington.
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I too would like to know the answer to this ??????
I carried my Surefire E2D without issue.
Just dump it in the bin with your wallet and shoes...
I usually have my 6p LED in my carry on, never had a problem with it. Personally I'd be careful with some of the "strike bezel" lights, but other than that I've never had a problem with a flashlight in my bag.
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Carried my surefire 6p also, no problems
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I've always carried a flashlight of some type with me on all flights after July of 1989...one of my SureFires.
My two boys and I were flying back from Alaska in July of 1989. A few days before the flight, we changed one 'leg' of our route.:
We were ticketed for seats 15 A, B, & C on board this flight, but instead changed to a different plane in Denver.
YouTube - Sioux City Crash
There were around 300 people scheduled for that flight and only two-thirds walked away through dense smoke and darkness...I'm sure that many of those in the darkness wished that they had had a light source with them.
I now keep my SureFire on a lanyard around my neck and tucked inside my shirt when flying.
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I carry a couple flashlights all the time. The E2D with the striking bezel is one of them. I don't even take them out of my carry-on bag. They just go through the scanning machine.
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Flown with my Rayovac 3w no problem. It was "scary black" looking but no strike bezels.
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I've carried my Surefire 6P and First-Light Tomahawk on airplanes many times, without any problems.
TSA: Prohibited Items
Flashlights are NOT listed as prohibited items. I've flown with flashlights many times. I could see how an overzealous TSA agent might identify certain types of lights (such as a metal bodied mini-mag light) as kubatons, but that's streching things a bit. If that happened, I would ask to speak to a supervisor and have him show me where in the rules flashlights are forbidden, and ask him why pens and pencils aren't kubatons.
I flew with my 6P Defender last year. Little did they know, but it was actually modified and could probably cause a terrorist's eyes to turn white and explode if I shined it in his eyes. Ok, not really, but seriously.
And I would rather stick someone in the eye with a pen than a flashlight. More concentrated point and less to push through.
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