Awaiting takeoff

Ken Waller kwaller at
Tue Dec 4 16:38:44 EST 2007

A while ago, a co worker of mine was told by TSA he couldn't take his 
shaving razor on board. He took it back to the ticket counter where the 
agent boxed it for him & it was shipped as baggage !

Kenneth Waller

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Amita Guha" <amita.lists at>
Subject: Re: Awaiting takeoff

>I heard that the TSA here in the States sells the things they
> confiscate on ebay. Do a search for "NTSA" on ebay and see what comes
> up.
> Amita
> On Dec 3, 2007 2:57 PM, Bob W <pdml at> wrote:
>> 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
>> returned.
>> --
>>  Bob
>> [...]
>> >
>> > 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
>> around
>> > and hurt my bike (which was boxed and checked).  They confiscated
>> it.
>> > Said I could use it as a "bludgeon".
>> >
>> > I tried to explain that a pen would make a better weapon than a
>> lock,
>> > but the nice man disagreed.
>> >
>> > $40 down the tubes.
>> >
>> > Oh well.

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