I’m on a plane at the moment. QF 625 to Melbourne where I’ll be denuding the city’s stores of pasta and cocktails for a couple of days.
It’s not the first time I’ve flown since Covid. But it is the only second and the whole time I was getting ready I couldn’t help thinking I was forgetting something
I was, of course. I forgot to check the contents of my Crumpler day pack for contraband. Specifically for weapons.
So I got pulled out of the security line when the XRay guys went off.
It was just my beloved little Swiss Army knife but I was given the choice of flying without it or not flying at all.
Well I’m up here at 30000 feet, using the Wi-Fi, so o guess I’ll be ordering myself a replacement knife when I get home.
Weird thing is there were some legit weapons in the bag that they let me keep. My steel pen and a wooden kubotan — both of which can do way more damage than a glorified letter opener and corkscrew. And both of which I still have with me.
I think I’ll check them in with my suitcase on the return flight though
0 subscriptions will be displayed on your profile (edit)
Skip for now
For your security, we need to re-authenticate you.
Click the link we sent to , or click here to sign in.