In the case of a tie, the TSA wins.Curious why some of you say "no"? There are written rules for what you can and cannot bring;
given an allen key can be (and has been) denied would you be surprised a stick of metal would be denied as well?
yeah my Park pedal wrench actually made it on the first leg of our journey South (Victoria to Seattle). Then in Seattle .. they confiscated it before the 2nd leg.In the case of a tie, the TSA wins.
I think the rules are subject to "interpretation" by TSA where you are. You can't really appeal to anyone. The agents aren't always interested in talking over, or sharp enough to do so. I buy furniture to restore from a government place that also sells confiscated items, there are lots of nice bike pieces in those bins. I had a pair of Sram Road cranks get denied, had even removed chainrings. Sad and Silly.
When you're getting screened and there's 100 people behind you in line, you have 30min to catch your flight, and the TSA agent says "No you can't take that with you" and you say "But it's allowed" and the agent says "No it's not". What are you going to do? Continue the pi$$ing match? Get pulled off to the side, demand to see a supervisor. Google the TSA rules on your smart phone. Taken an hour to hopefully get it straightened out. Meanwhile your plane left 30min ago.I don't get the "in the case of a tie" comment?
I wouldn't worry about it. Avionics are pretty well shielded. Mythbusters did an episode on it a while back.Stages suggested removing the battery which is a good idea since it does emit a signal and not sure if avionics are tested with Bluetooth or ANT+ signals.
And before the phones, it was all electronic devices, right?What percentage of those people aren't turning off their phones or putting them in airplane mode? I bet it's pretty high. Yet planes aren't falling out of the sky from signal interference.