SPY 007 airport security questions

hamheart

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do you think it is risky to try to take my spy through security? thank you
 

carrot

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I doubt it. TSA doesn't even give flashlights a second glance unless they are spiky. Unless an officer covets your light.........
 

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I doubt it. TSA doesn't even give flashlights a second glance unless they are spiky. Unless an officer covets your light.........

I agree, but unless you need to show it to someone at your destination, I'd bring a less expensive light or two.
 

Braddah_Bill

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do you think it is risky to try to take my spy through security? thank you


Dude, take a light you wouldn't mind *NOT* returning home with. It would be hard to enjoy a trip/vacation knowing you lost a custom light to a TSA, hotel maid/employee, or just plain lost it.



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NO!

It is a SPY. It will be captured, tortured, and interrogated mercilessly!

Let your spy get there in a jet powered backpack or something and you can get together after your plane lands. :crackup:
 

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Take a padded mailing envelope and the proper postage. Worse case scenario you mail it back to yourself.

Good idea :)

Even though I can't fathom such an expensive light, you bought it to use it right? I wouldn't be deterred by airport security because it isn't a weapon and it is lawfully allowed. I would personally worry about losing it on the trip, however, no one besides CPF members even know how much it's worth :p
 

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I wouldn't even take a $1,000 light out of the house, unless to sell it, but that's just me.
Sorry, couldn't resist playing the other side:

But at the same time I wouldn't buy a light unless I was willing to use it. Otherwise it could have instead gone to someone who would have used it. There have been many an EDC thread where people carry their "spies" around with them everyday. I remember one CPF whose lens cracked after a fall. It is a risk, but would you rather have an expensive light that looks pretty or one that you can rely on to perform?
 

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My experience may be different than yours. I travelled to Vancouver, BC for the XMAS holiday with my gf to visit her mom.

We left Dec 20. We had a lay over at Denver (yes my flight was affected by the continental crash) but continued on to Vancouver.

I left my L6 Porcupine at home for obvious reasons. I was contemplating bringing the body and using my normal KL6. but then I thought I dont want to risk losing my Porcupine.

Anyway I brought the following lights, all in my TAD GEAR fast pack.

SF M6
SF M3 w/ KL6
SF G2Z
Gladius
SF M2
plus a few keychain lights.

So you can bring lights with you thru security.
 

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Sorry, couldn't resist playing the other side:

But at the same time I wouldn't buy a light unless I was willing to use it. Otherwise it could have instead gone to someone who would have used it. There have been many an EDC thread where people carry their "spies" around with them everyday. I remember one CPF whose lens cracked after a fall. It is a risk, but would you rather have an expensive light that looks pretty or one that you can rely on to perform?
I agree. I can't imagine having an expensive light and not taking it out to play. In fact all my expensive lights do come out to play daily.
 
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NO!

It is a SPY. It will be captured, tortured, and interrogated mercilessly!

Let your spy get there in a jet powered backpack or something and you can get together after your plane lands. :crackup:

And under Article 46 of the Geneva Convention, spies are not accorded POW status and may therefore be summarily executed :p
 

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Definately a coin toss IMO. Nowadays you just never know. I wouldn't try it myself but ultimately it's your light and your loss if TSA get's a feather in their nose and want's it. So many lights availible here, a SPY would be difficult to replace under good circumstances, why risk it if you don't need to?
 

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I'm confused as to why there might be a problem taking a flashlight through airport security. :shrug:
 

kaichu dento

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Take a padded mailing envelope and the proper postage. Worse case scenario you mail it back to yourself.
I forgot my Benchmade 520 in my backpack and almost had a heart attack when they dumped it on the counter back in October. They told me to go to the gift shop when I was done and buy a padded mailing envelope and they'd send it on for me! I'm going to have a couple of them ready just in case next time! :thumbsup:
 

wild68fury

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I wouldn't even take a $1,000 light out of the house, unless to sell it, but that's just me.

Thats like leaving a Corvette in the garage. Take it with you.

I like the envelope idea though. You could also bring a box or case for it and check it. I had to do this when I forgot I had a leatherman in my laptop case.
 

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NO!

It is a SPY. It will be captured, tortured, and interrogated mercilessly!

Let your spy get there in a jet powered backpack or something and you can get together after your plane lands. :crackup:

And under Article 46 of the Geneva Convention, spies are not accorded POW status and may therefore be summarily executed :p

Man, you folks are the greatest. :twothumbs
 

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I have not flown carrying my most prized lights. I use 'em but would prefer to keep using them and not "donate" them to some cause at airport security nor, to lose $ by missing a flight while I figured out what to do with the \
light(s). I think LL has covered the best of two worlds--keep a
self-addressed padded envelope with you and, if denied boarding with your favorite, mail it home and keep smiling.


Karl
 
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