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Old September 19th, 2001, 09:47 AM
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I was planning on buying some of those cable ties for my checked luggage, will that even be allowed now with all the heightened security?
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Old September 19th, 2001, 10:50 AM
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Something to keep in mind: since you can't carry any sort of cutting device onboard with you, how will you cut open the cable ties?
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Old September 19th, 2001, 12:32 PM
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a pair of fingernail clippers will cut those plastic zip-tie cable ties just fine. you can find the ties at home depot or lowe's
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Old September 19th, 2001, 02:44 PM
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Logan Airport is not allowing nail clippers to be brought on board...
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Old September 19th, 2001, 05:26 PM
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One approach might be to use the plastic twist ties. Is not the idea just to prevent casual snooping / taking from your lugguge.
The intent person will cut regardless if serious in getting items from your lugguge
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Old September 19th, 2001, 06:45 PM
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Hi Matt,
I'm sure those fingernail clippers will work just fine, but you can't even have them on any carry-on bags Heard from someone that just flew, they took her husbands nail clippers away, so that won't work either, but thanks for tht tip.

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Old September 19th, 2001, 06:59 PM
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If a cable tie were used and the luggage owner noted it had been cut when retrieving the luggage, that would be the clue that someone had, indeed, snooped... or stole.Rob H wrote:
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Old September 19th, 2001, 09:13 PM
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Wouldn't there be sissors, nail clippers (for sale) on board the ship? Or are we all going to have to forgo personal grooming to travel? I have heard even disposable shavers being taken away, I can't go a week w/o a lady bic! I guess the cruiselines will make good money sellng all these "forbidden" items now?
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Old September 20th, 2001, 12:27 AM
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I was going to put my (toenail) clippers in an outside pocket of my checked in luggage as well packing our shaving razors in the check-in luggage. If perchance those are confiscated, then we planned on buying both at Ft. Lauderdale before going to the ship (heck of a lot cheaper than on board).
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Old September 20th, 2001, 04:12 PM
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Actually I am not flying at all, I am driving to the port but I have no clue as to how strict they will be now with the new security measures in place, but I had thought of doing what CC said, putting them in an outside pocket of the checked luggage.
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Old September 21st, 2001, 05:15 PM
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Nail clipper and files, razors, etc. must be packed in your checked baggage now as I understand it. As mentioned, just put your nail kit in an outside zippered compartment of your checked bags. Worst case scenario, if it is lost or confiscated, ask a cabin steward for assistance with a sharp instrument. Unfortuantely, the sundry shop on board your ship will not open until after you set sail, so you may not be able to unpack for a few hours if you depend on that.
We will all have to rethink our packing skills and entrust our possessions to the airlines primarily again.
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Old September 30th, 2001, 11:34 AM
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What about using duct tape or electrical tape? It's not pretty but could make your luggage easier to locate and discourage snooping...

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Old October 1st, 2001, 11:23 AM
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Chyna_C,
We just returnmed from two cruises and we used cable ties on both while getting on and off. No problem and the ties were not broken. I am sure they use dogs and X-Rays and as there was nothing suspicious no problems. Now on carry-on's, don't seal them as you WILL have to open them for inspection in all liklihood.
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