Heading to DR soon, could I travel with my dupont on person when I fly there? Or do I have to risk checking it ?
Do not carry it on, you will not make it through security if you carry it on. Wrap it up nice and safe, tuck it into your luggage and check it at the counter.Heading to DR soon, could I travel with my dupont on person when I fly there? Or do I have to risk checking it ?
I'd suggest putting any lighter in your checked luggage. I've done it that way a couple times and never had any problem.My boss lost a colibri on the way back from Vegas. If you want a decent lighter down there you can get a vector or something and pack it in your carry on. You'll be out $15 if it gets taken. I've heard the Blazer Little Buddy lighters don't really have enough metal to set off a detector, but I don't have any personal evidence to support that.
Good to know for the future - fortunately it was an inexpensive cutter but wish I would have known at the time. I usually do put both items in my toiletry bag too but this time I had it in a cigar case w/a couple cigars. I also carry a badge and probably had a false sense of being able to talk my way through it - - but lesson learned!I am an airline pilot, but we are not exempt from security and have to follow the same rules as everybody else(for the most part). I did lots of research on this through my union security rep as well as emails with the TSA.
Torch lighters through security are a no go(at least officially, mine makes it through every week and I average 4+ trips through security a week, but I know it could get taken at any time so its a risk I run, I simply toss it into my toiletry bag and nobody says anything). Guillotine cutters are allowed in carry on's(officially), I couldnt get an official ruling on punch's though so I leave mine at home. Anything goes in checked luggage(provided it doesnt get pilfered by the rampers).
If they try to take a cutter, ask them to show you the reg, they wont be able to or they will show you one that says its ok. They have to show you the regulation book before they do anything if they are asked about it.