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What do I do if my pocketknife is taken from me at the security check?

The civil aviation authorities of each country are responsible for regulations on dangerous objects on board aircraft. Within Europe a standardised procedure exists: pocket knives, scissors and other sharp objects are confiscated during security control. Normally related airline packs these in a special bag, transports them separately and, above all, outside of the cabin, returning them upon arrival.

Due to the increased volume of additional, heightened security measures, the safety and security authorities at many airports are no longer able to follow this procedure of returning such objects to passengers after their flights. Airlines have absolutely no influence on this procedure. We advise you, therefore, to place such objects in your checked luggage.


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