Metal Tips And Airplane Carry-On???

Decorating By briannastreats Updated 19 Nov 2010 , 2:25am by briannastreats

briannastreats Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 12:38am
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Anyone know if the airlines will allow the metal tips and spatulas in a carry-on bag while flying?

I'm flying to NY to decorate my sister's wedding cake, but don't want to check my bag.

Thanks in advance!!!

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playingwithsugar Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 12:50am
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A fellow student in a class I took last year had her tips confiscated at the search. I do not know if that policy still applies.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

cakegirl1973 Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 1:03am
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I don't think that you will be able to get through security with them. I suggest that you FedEx them to your sister in advance of your trip. HTH

adonisthegreek1 Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 1:03am
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I flew last summer, and had forgotten to take a small offset spatula and a few pastry tips out of my purse. I put my purse through the X-ray conveyor and no one stopped me.

cakegirl1973 Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 1:05am
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I don't think that you will be able to get through security with them. I suggest that you FedEx them to your sister in advance of your trip. HTH

BlakesCakes Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 1:10am
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Those items should be permitted based on the guidelines, but some of the individual airport TSA personnel get over zealous.

I'd put them in your checked luggage just to be on the safe side.

Rae

neelycharmed Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 1:21am
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I would pack it or send it fedex because you never know(to be on the safe side)
I have had such trouble with the airport scanners and I really think it depends who is working.. some people dont mind and someothers will make you take them out of your bag..
Either way, Good Luck!
Jodi

JaneK Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 1:26am
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In October I carried a cake and had a repair kit in my carry on luggage which included a metal icing tip and some fondant too..it was from Canada to the USA and although it took me a long time in customs because they wanted to know how I made the running shoes..all went well! I think you should be fine icon_smile.gif

briannastreats Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 2:25am
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Thank you for the advice! I never even thought about mailing them...lol... even though I have to mail the cake pan to my mom anyway. That's a great idea to fedex it all ahead of time!

Thanks everyone!!

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