How to bring swiss army knife overseas?


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vzoom

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Hey all, I am going on an Europe backpacking trip this May. My question is how do I bring a swiss army knife with me if I have only one backpack and I intend to bring it up the plane. I'm concerned about airport security checks. Travel pros, please enlighten me. Thks in advance!
 

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you can't.

sharp instruments are banned on-board.

anyone who gives you a reliable method will be aiding you in committing a crime.
 

vzoom

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hey night86mare, thks for the quick response. Is it ok then to check-in my luggage? btw I've been following your posts, still new to photography and a lot to learn.
 

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hey night86mare, thks for the quick response. Is it ok then to check-in my luggage? btw I've been following your posts, still new to photography and a lot to learn.
yes, it can be put into your check-in luggage because well, you can't really use it to hijack a plane. that's the main reason why they disallow sharp objects.

since it's a swiss army knife, it will be sheathed, it shouldn't be any problem. :)

here's a link from TSA:

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm#4

the americans are generally more paranoid when it comes to flight safety for good reasons.... so whatever goes for them will more likely than not go for the europeans.
 

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ricleo

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only way is to check in your luggage. if you have a really big backpack prepared for a backpacking trip, chances are it won't be within the hand carry luggage size/weight limit anyway.
 

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