Really stupid scissors question

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#21
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Bring two pairs of scissors in two separate luggage cases. What are the odds both will be taken. What a a stupid rule- imho!
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#22
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Originally posted by truffles2
I agree! I would think they would have "bigger fish to fry"
You would think that would be the case but on our Jan 17th sailing on AOS I got a call in our stateroom from security to go back to where we handed in our luggage which meant leaving the ship and going all the way to the luggage handling section. On the scanner they detected a pair of scissors in my husbands first aid kit. They had me open up the case and they inspected the scissors and deemed them ok to go on board. That was 30 minutes of my life I will never get back.
#23
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Originally posted by HappiTravels
You would think that would be the case but on our Jan 17th sailing on AOS I got a call in our stateroom from security to go back to where we handed in our luggage which meant leaving the ship and going all the way to the luggage handling section. On the scanner they detected a pair of scissors in my husbands first aid kit. They had me open up the case and they inspected the scissors and deemed them ok to go on board. That was 30 minutes of my life I will never get back.
You just ruined my theory. I was noticing that those of us who posted that our scissors weren't confiscated had them in checked bags, but the ones taken were in carry-ons. I thought maybe RC was more concerned about carry-on scissors than checked scissors for unknown reasons. I guess they don't like some checked scissors either.
#24
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I need scissors for my knitting and I'm bringing them! I have a pair of fiskar's kids safety point (blunt tip) scissors. They actually are incredibly sharp in the blade, but can't stab you. I can see them not wanting dressmaking shears (which can kill), but I can't imagine them making me survive 2 full weeks in the middle of the ocean without my kids blunt scissors.
#25
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Originally posted by southerngoose
I have a pair of fiskar's kids safety point (blunt tip) scissors. They actually are incredibly sharp in the blade, but can't stab you. I can see them not wanting dressmaking shears (which can kill), but I can't imagine them making me survive 2 full weeks in the middle of the ocean without my kids blunt scissors.
I don't know, you might be able to gnaw away at someone's finger with those horribly, dangerous scissors!! Just tell them if they made you go two weeks without them, YOU would be more dangerous than any scissors you could bring! haha.
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I've had three pair of scissors confiscated from my first aid kit which was in my carry-on. I started several years ago putting them in the outside zippered part of my checked bag...no problem. I have to have them because we lock our luggage with cable ties and I need them to cut off the ties.

On our Thanksgiving cruise while packing the last night, I discovered the zipper was broken. We had to use the scissors to punch holes in the top and bottom of the bag so we could thread cable ties through...LOL...we called it our redneck suitcase! Nevertheless...the scissors were very handy!

I think they have eased up on the scissors rule, but check the TSA site to confirm.
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I've been carrying round nosed scissors on planes for the last couple year. The regs for RCCL say no sharp items. I'm bring my knitting and my sharp round nosed kiddy scissors.

We shall see how that goes this weekend.
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Wow..so we need to bring scissors for cutting medically needed stuff...guess i have to email them for dispensation? i have ones that are only 4 inches long, total..the blade also has a cover...sheesh!
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I opened my scissors up and stuck them in with my jewelry roll along with necklaces, bracelets, rings, etc. and they went through with my carry-on just fine.

I still haven't heard a good reason on why RCL won't allow them. If you are in a hurry to do some evil and haven't stolen a steak knife from the Windjammer or dining room, just break a wine bottle and go for the throat.

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Originally posted by Tucker in Texas
I opened my scissors up and stuck them in with my jewelry roll along with necklaces, bracelets, rings, etc. and they went through with my carry-on just fine.

I still haven't heard a good reason on why RCL won't allow them. If you are in a hurry to do some evil and haven't stolen a steak knife from the Windjammer or dining room, just break a wine bottle and go for the throat.

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They have thought of that Why do you think they don't allow you to bring drinks on board?
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All of the new, crazy rules (such as the new "deadly scissors" rule) and reduction of rewards and benefits for past passengers is one of the reasons we have chosen to sail Royal Caribbean far less now than in the past. With all the increased passenger capacity coming in the future, you would think they would be bending over backwards to keep passengers returning. Instead, they hike prices, delete member benefits, and enact crazy rules. Makes no sense to me. But then, I guess that's why I am not a cruiseline executive.
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#32
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Originally posted by davekathy
I always take in my checked luggage a small pair of mustache grooming scissors and a small Leatherman. Never had an issue or problem with either going security. I don’t know why I take the Leatherman. I’ve never used it.
We had a leatherman taken from our carry on the FOS. We now don't take one. Not worth it.
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Originally posted by Mines
They have thought of that Why do you think they don't allow you to bring drinks on board?
I'm breaking the bottle of wine I had delivered to my cabin from the wine package (lol).

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#34
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Originally posted by Fionna
Guess it's a good thing I didn't bring any crochet or cross stitch to relax on the balcony with on my cruise a couple of weeks ago... I'd have to gnaw my way through the yarn and thread... *phooey*
My sister made exactly this "foolish" plan on our Hawaii to Vancouver cruise last year. RCI confiscated the scissors in her checked luggage when we embarked in Honolulu and she was called to the 'naughty room' to retrieve her luggage.
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i take the sewing scissors that fold into themselves....so far...so good.
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Oh please! Hobby scissors???? I will admit that I always carry my backup cutter...aka the dental floss container. My dentist gives these "samples" that are maybe the size of two quarters stacked on top of each other. I have never seen a regulation that says that I can't carry that anywhere and it will cut floss and yarn, except for bulky weight yarns. It will also cut small gauge wires, wire insulation etc to cause damage to electronics in planes and ships.

It's like regulating knitting needles but not pens and pencils. If you are concerned about stabbing, don't allow ball point pens. I saw the movie Red Eye and after that...I realize that the ball point pen can really cause an injury.

I always say that every passenger is safer with me and my knitting. Not only will *I* not freak out and have a panic attack worrying if someone else is carrying a bad thing, but if there's a bad guy, we have a weapon too. Trust me...the bad guy isn't going to use kids scissors or knitting needles to attack us...he'll have a better, weapon. I'm barely keeping up with my weapons.
#37
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When we were in line at the port to get on the ship, the lady was yelling to the lines random things that were not allowed that we should "take back" (to our cars). One thing she yelled was scissors but she did say "except manicure scissors." I gave Josh the "Oh S" look because I had a pair of elementary school children scissors in my make up bag that was in the bottom of my carry on. They did not detect them. And I did need them (for cutting off tags from new clothes and for cutting my random bangs that were missed at my last hair cut, lol)... I also have a small glass nail file, but I am thinking that that is okay.
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#38
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Thanks for asking this question. Not that I would be ignoring the rules on purpose but I also use flector pain patches and need scissors to cut them. I think if I were to use a steak knife to cut them I would be missing one of the fingers I would be putting those patches on lol.
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Originally posted by southerngoose
Oh please! Hobby scissors???? I will admit that I always carry my backup cutter...aka the dental floss container.
That's a great idea! I can't quite figure out how I can use it to cut my toenails on my upcoming 28-day cruise!
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#40
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Originally posted by bouhunter
She's talking about the ship, not the airport.
I had my Scissors taken from me when I was boarding the Grandeur of the Seas in Tampa. They were in my carry -on; I usually take them to trim my mustache. They had about 4" blades and I was told I could pick them up at the security area after my cruise .Once I boarded we were given 6" steak knives to eat lunch( GO FIGURE ) didn,t bother to pick them up after cruise!