Taking a lens/ sensor blower on a plane

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  1. Simba

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    I was packing my camera gear for holiday and I was going to pack my giottos rocket blower but then thought no way is this going to get past security as it looks like a grenade lol!

    Probably definitely best not to pack in hand luggage and maybe ok for the check-in bag....anyone have any ideas ?

    Heck im sure people have had crazier things taken from them ....

    Flying with emirates to Dubai ....
     
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    while at war and peace show kent I bought a clip of deactivated bullets, when I got home my 13 year old daughter took a shine to them and I gave them to her, about six months later we where on the shuttle bus heading to the terminal at gatwick, she had packed a pencil case in her hand luggage, just by chance she opened it and I saw the bullets gleaming in there, I didn't know what to do, so I grabbed them opened the bus window and chucked them out, just before we got to the terminal.
     
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    haha just as well you took action. though lucky no one spotted random bullets lying around reporting it and leading to the airport being sealed off while the manhunt began for you hehe :laugh:
     
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    Well hopefully... it was a couple of years ago now, and she did get her pencil case, hand searched before boarding. whew!
     
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    Travel first class, you'll get a metal knife and fork given to you. Have a meal air-side at some airports, you guessed it, metal knife and fork... :facepalm:

    I guess terrorists can't afford a first class ticket?
     
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    I recently travelled to Tuscany and had my rocket blower in the camera bag. Took it as hand luggage without any issue at all.
     
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    Pretty sure I've seen Swiss Army Knives for sale air side recently.

    Add what about glass litre bottles of vodka. The bottle makes for quite a nasty weapon and it's full of flammable liquid.

    Also I was in a queue and eveyone was being asked to take of their shoes for checking. Then suddenly, no-one had to take off the shoes. And what was the cause of this instaneous change in threat level - the manager had spotted that queues were getting long so speed things up, shoes were no longer considered a threat.

    I'm all for security - but it does seem very random at times.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    I was going to say it wouldn't look like a grenade on an x-ray I wouldn't have thought because it's not solid metal and would give a different return but I should have known applying common sense to airline security is a waste of time.

    There's no end of this type of thing but this cartoon sums up some of my annoyances in one go:

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