My children want to take a stuffed animal each with us on our cruise, but I just heard that airlines may be concerned with a new type of bomb that could go undetected inside a stuffed animal. Has anyone heard of any stuffed animals getting torn apart in security? I'd hate to risk teddy's dismemberment at the beginning of our vacation!
Hmm...I'm 19, and I (still) bring a stuffed animal on vacation. Last time I flew, (March 03) I had no problem, and the security people who searched my backpack, laughed, when they opened my bag and saw a 19 yr old with a stuffed animal!
When is your cruise? I am going on the RCI Serenade over Thanksgiving, and I am sure I'll bring a stuffed animal, so if yours is afterwards, I can let you know how it went!
I flew for business from BWI to MHT at the end of August with a 'cute' purple teddy that had just been given to me. I am a grandmother! No one questioned me. She went through the security screening without delays. I did have to take my shoes off for the 1st. time.
I always bring my bear with me when I fly cause I hate flying and am a big baby. I get weird looks for being 26 and carrying a teddy bear but what are you gonna do? i think as long as you put it on the belt to go through the X-ray machine it will be fine.
i also *always* get pulled aside to be personally checked for reasons i havent figured out yet. it might be the bear. i guess i would just explain to your kids about the procedure and that their stuffed animals may have to be checked out but they havent done anything wrong.
the thought of airport security ripping up kids' teddy bears is horrifying!
Thanks for the report back. Our 17 yr. D/D takes "Sleepy Dog" everywhere. Dog is so lucky to have been camping in numerous nondeveloped sites in Mexico, Venezula in all inclusive, ( can't let Dog out of the compound) as well as Manzanillio, Guadalahra,(sp?) , Puerto Vallarta. Not to mention Spain and Morroco. Dog was a gift to our daughter from her late praternal grandmother and will be traveling on his first cruise to G. C., Roatan, Belize and cozumel. D/D has had Dog since she was 3 mo. old. He's lookin a little ragedy these days but I know he can handle the voyage. If Dog can't go neither can we!