Awaiting takeoff

Bob W pdml at
Mon Dec 3 14:57:31 EST 2007

they can't just take these things, Frank. They have to give them back.
I went through Gatwick about a year ago and forgot that I was carrying
a Swiss Army knife. They took it off me, but gave it back when I

> I haven't flown for over two years.  Last time it was with my bike,
> and I put my bike's U-lock in my carry-on so it wouldn't rattle
> and hurt my bike (which was boxed and checked).  They confiscated
> Said I could use it as a "bludgeon".
> I tried to explain that a pen would make a better weapon than a
> but the nice man disagreed.
> $40 down the tubes.
> Oh well.

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