Usa Air Travel
Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:27
Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:59
I was at Jury duty at the court house security last week, when the little Kaweco lilliput set I had in my pocket went threw the X-ray. They asked if I had an "X-acto knife in there. I said no it was a fountain pen--they let me go with out even opening the pen to show them!!
As far as a water bottle it can go threw security but empty--just fill it at the water fountain on the other side in the terminal.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 13:08
So just make sure you have a 1-quart plastic bag, and that your inks are in suitably small containers, and you shouldn't have difficulty!
The water bottle will be a problem. But like someone else said, just carry it empty through screening, and then you can fill it at a water fountain on the other side.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 13:13
For the ink, follow the procedure as described by the other posters.
The rules regarding fluids are basically the same in flights from/in Europe.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 13:21
Have a good trip
Posted 09 July 2012 - 18:18
Posted 09 July 2012 - 18:39
Posted 09 July 2012 - 19:14
"Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane."
In other words, it's always up to the individual screener, no matter what the Web site says. The law does not protect your fountain pen from unreasonable search or seizure if a TSA screener becomes suspicious or mean. You probably could talk your way through with your pen, but there is no guarantee. Bottom line for me: I travel with pens, but I would never take a pen if I wasn't comfortable with the low-probability risk of losing it.