Please remember when trying to bring something on the airplane that you shouldn't attempt to be sneaky or otherwise hide your stuff. I see that in posts in other places all the time ("I just put them in my coat pocket and hope they don't see them" "I tuck them inside my book and they don't notice" etc). I may not be in favor of all this tight government control of everything, BUT I'm not going to help things by trying to sneak things past the TSA. Mostly because I'm NOT doing anything illegal or dangerous - I'm just bringing knitting needles and if the TSA agent has serious concerns (I try to assume the positive rather than he's always detested knitting because of a great aunt who made him horrid electric orange sweaters out of scratchy acrylic) then I'll skip knitting on the plane. I don't want to be subversive and be grouped with people who bring seriously DANGEROUS stuff on the plane by sneaking it thru. KWIM?
~amey (who has flown out of Raleigh, Phoenix and Albany with needles no problem - and knitted on an assortment of connecting flights between here and there