plastic corkscrew

plastic corkscrew

Post by Chri » Fri, 24 May 2002 10:40:21



I'm looking for a plastic corkscrew that I can take on trips and not
have seized at airport security. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks. Chris
 
 
 

plastic corkscrew

Post by J Dixo » Fri, 24 May 2002 10:54:56


Chris, pack a real corkscrew in your checked baggage and dont worry about it
anymore. A plastic corkscrew doesn't sound like much of an alternative to
me... Good luck.


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> I'm looking for a plastic corkscrew that I can take on trips and not
> have seized at airport security. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks. Chris


 
 
 

plastic corkscrew

Post by Gord » Fri, 24 May 2002 13:06:26


One of the airlines up here (Canada) had an open house (quite a few years
ago) and was giving away plastic corkscrews.  They were the type that had a
'cap' that covered the thread.  This cap was tapered and would fit inside
the hole in the handle to complete the grip.  Works fine and still in use!

Gord


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> I'm looking for a plastic corkscrew that I can take on trips and not
> have seized at airport security. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks. Chris

 
 
 

plastic corkscrew

Post by Ricardo Dulan » Sat, 25 May 2002 05:25:12



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> I'm looking for a plastic corkscrew that I can take on trips and not
> have seized at airport security. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks. Chris

You've touched on a raw nerve, Chris! Yes, trying to find a corkscrew at
a hotel can be surprisingly difficult, and I haven't figured out how to
open a bottle with that Bible that's always in the drawer. I think
corkscrews should be standard equipment in hotel rooms now that we're
living in the "Age of Terror."

I've wondered about taking one of those two-pronged cork pullers on a
plane--has anyone reading this tried it? Are they considered "deadly
weapons" too?

I guess we'll have to check a bag every time we fly just to carry a
corkscrew, or else take an extra $2 along for a cheap corkscrew.

Ricardo

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plastic corkscrew

Post by M Si » Sat, 25 May 2002 21:48:30


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> I'm looking for a plastic corkscrew that I can take on trips and not
> have seized at airport security. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks. Chris

I had (notice the past tense) one of those plastic corkscrews that I
carried with me on trips.  It passed muster several times but once
when doing a particularly thorough terrorist check on me they relieved
me of it.  It joins my nailclipper and umbrella in that place where
they can no longer harm any people.
 
 
 

plastic corkscrew

Post by dysprosiu » Wed, 29 May 2002 00:56:11


I know of one.  It's a cheap little plastic number known as the pocket
corkscrew.  I suggest bringing your corkscrew in the bags that will be going
under the plane rather than on carry on.  This way it will not be seized.

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> I'm looking for a plastic corkscrew that I can take on trips and not
> have seized at airport security. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks. Chris

 
 
 

plastic corkscrew

Post by Joe Sallust » Wed, 29 May 2002 19:33:52


Chris
They always take my corkscrew unless it's checked into the hold; it
never fails. They don't care which type it is.  The amazing thing to
me is they always let me carry on the wine as long as ther bottle is
unopened.  It must make sense to them....
Regards,
Joe
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> I'm looking for a plastic corkscrew that I can take on trips and not
> have seized at airport security. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks. Chris