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Old Jul 22, 08, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
I've had a small pocket knife and matches. Friend tossed a handful of lighters but missed one.
Like many government actions, some of these are more posturing than any real "value".

I've taken matches through many times without issues, and always carry a small "swiss card". Found a small butane lighter in my carry-on last year - it had been there for at least 7-8 years, and an untold # of dom/intl flights. Even the toiletry items aren't checked... typically have a few hotel-size items - those don't even go into the quart bag.

Unclear if they are slacking off, or figuring out that the "threat" isn't really worth the effort. Or just don't know.
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