Hi all- Just wanted to let you know of a little test I did last week
- flying with jewelry. My husband and I decided to take a weekend off
and support the economy in our “own little way” - we flew from San
Francisco to Seattle for the weekend.
I thought I would do a test run with flying with jewelry in my carry
on to see what would happen. I brought about 50 pieces with me to
stock up a consignment account in Seattle - consisting of pins, tack
pins, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. A couple of larger pieces.
Here’s my experience with recent flying: The lines to check in were
long (20-30 min to check in). The lines to get through security were
longer (30 - 40 min to get through security). They asked a few more
questions at check in and at the gate, but the security people just
took longer - they stopped each bag, a couple of people would look at
it, but I didn’t see them open anything but computer bags - to turn
the computers on. No one looked at the jewelry; no one asked any
questions about it.
This may change as time goes on, but I didn’t see that it was much
different from before 9/11. If you have dangerous looking/hard/sharp
edged stuff, you may want to figure something out. And - there’s
always the possibility that if they do stop you at security, you
would have to go back through 2 lines (check-in and back through
security) to get your stuff on the plane.
Has anyone tried to fly coast-to-coast with jewelry/etc. yet? Just
wondering… Regards, Lori Bugaj One-Eyed Collie Jewelry Design