Monday, May 21, 2007

Time to pack

As I get ready for my West Coast holiday, I'm checking airline info to find out whether or not I'm allowed to bring certain things in my carry-on luggage. This is obviously an important step when travelling, as it clears up a lot of ambiguity.

For instance, I have learned that I am not permitted to board the plane with tear gas, brass knuckles, throwing stars, a crossbow, bows and arrows, dynamite, a billiards cue, molotov cocktails, a hatchet, a meat cleaver, insecticides, a fire extinguisher, a paintball gun, bombs, knives, ice picks, sabers, swords, spear guns, cattle prods, hand grenades, spray paint, gel shoe inserts, or a snow globe.

Lest you think that I won't be able to have any fun at all during my flight, I can assure you that there is some good news. It turns out that I can fill my carry-on with pudding, cheese in pressurized containers, screwdrivers, unrealistic replicas of weapons, gel-filled bras, whips, laser pointers, underwater torches, hypodermic needles, dry ice, and ... oh, yes ... knitting needles.

See you soon!

20 comments:

Karen said...

bon voyage!

Jessica said...

I'm sure once you fill your gel bra with pressurized cheese you'll have a great flight.

Barbara-Kay said...

Ah, bring on the whips and the gel-filled bras! A good time will be had by all!

Oh, and happy knitting as you travel.

Chris said...

My, fly the kinky skies!

Knitting Mama said...

Have a good trip!
Don't forget your brass knuckles! LOL

jodi said...

No throwing stars? Guess I've been breaking the law.

Robin said...

Have a great trip!

La Cabeza Grande said...

ROTFLOL! Some of the comments are as hilarious as the post itself. Ah, the absurdity of bureaucracy.

"...fill your gel bra with pressurized cheese..."

amanda said...

i'm flying to newfoundland tomorrow and hadn't yet checked the latest pack-no-pack list, so thanks for this! now, i'm off to go put my bow & arrow in my checked luggage. bon voyage!

Faith! said...

On the flight home from a vacation, I totally got busted with two dozen room service jellies! It was embarrassing. I had to throw half of them out. Don't bring tiny jellies!

Anonymous said...

Just make sure that your needles aren't metal

Lissa said...

Well, crap. I guess that means I'm not going to be attending the snow globe jugglers convention this year.

Agatq said...

well, at least knitting needles are allowed. in Europe, you can forget about that, as well as about almost ANY metal object and liquids of volume larger than 100ml. he he he... my contact lenses cleaning solution was 120ml...

Senora Fuerte said...

Anyone who thinks a screwdriver could do more damage than a pool cue, raise your hand!

It just seems so arbitrary on some of them. Could I really hide explosives in my gel shoe insert than I could in my gel bra? Are they banking on my being too shy to dismantle my bra on the plane in order to access the explosives?

Sheesh! Glad they allow knitting needles, though! Have fun knitting time on the plane, and enjoy your time out here on the west side.

Ellen said...

Dear Alison - I hope you have a wonderful trip. You certainly deserve a vacation. BTW, have you ever seen the St. Roch in the Vancouver Maritime Museum? I didn't learn about it until after the last time I was there and really regret not having visited.

Stephanie said...

I hate it when I have to check my hatchets.

Have a wonderful time!

lyssa said...

gel filled bras? but not gel filled shoe inserts?

stupid boy rules.

:)

chez shoes said...

Goodness. I think when I fly next month (for the first time in a couple years) I'll just check *everything* but my laptop and my wallet. Oh, and my whips and my gel-filled bras.

Kate said...

underwater torches? what?

Jenn said...

A snow globe?