• Taking a bed restraint on a plane in hand luggage? HELP!

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    Jack95 [sign in to see picture]
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    I plan to take my girlfriend away to Europe on an easyjet flight, I want to supprise her with something different, in the form a LH basics bed restraint, just Velcro cuffs and material. We will be travelling only with hand luggage!!

    Does anyone know or has experience in taking such items through security in hand luggage, is this a prohibited item etc?

    Thanks!

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    sugarboobies2232 [sign in to see picture]
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    I wouldnt go there mate! Especially with security being how it is at the moment. Best put it into a checked baggage in the hold.

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    GeekyEleanor [sign in to see picture]
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    I don't think it's prohibited per se, I don't even thing the BASICS model can be actually seen through the scanners. After all, I've brought even a small swiss knife in a hand luggage (on Air France) and no one said a word. I doubt you'll encounter issues with it.

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    GeekyEleanor wrote:

    I don't think it's prohibited per se, I don't even thing the BASICS model can be actually seen through the scanners. After all, I've brought even a small swiss knife in a hand luggage (on Air France) and no one said a word. I doubt you'll encounter issues with it.

    How recently was that? You've just got to be careful. I wanted to bring my 59sog restraints away but I think they may have been confiscated. Save it for when you're back home for a kinky night in.
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    GeekyEleanor [sign in to see picture]
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    sugarboobies2232 wrote:

    GeekyEleanor wrote:

    I don't think it's prohibited per se, I don't even thing the BASICS model can be actually seen through the scanners. After all, I've brought even a small swiss knife in a hand luggage (on Air France) and no one said a word. I doubt you'll encounter issues with it.

    How recently was that? You've just got to be careful. I wanted to bring my 59sog restraints away but I think they may have been confiscated. Save it for when you're back home for a kinky night in.

    It was last New years, barely a month and half after the Bataclan terrorist attack. I found it odd, I had completely forgot I had the knife in the baggage, it was a leftover from another trip, they passed the luggage through the scanner and said nothing. They were more worried about my braces, they make the metal detectors go off often.

    at this point wouldn't it be easier and safer to have a second kit delivered to her house?

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    GeekyEleanor wrote:

    sugarboobies2232 wrote:

    GeekyEleanor wrote:

    I don't think it's prohibited per se, I don't even thing the BASICS model can be actually seen through the scanners. After all, I've brought even a small swiss knife in a hand luggage (on Air France) and no one said a word. I doubt you'll encounter issues with it.

    How recently was that? You've just got to be careful. I wanted to bring my 59sog restraints away but I think they may have been confiscated. Save it for when you're back home for a kinky night in.

    It was last New years, barely a month and half after the Bataclan terrorist attack. I found it odd, I had completely forgot I had the knife in the baggage, it was a leftover from another trip, they passed the luggage through the scanner and said nothing. They were more worried about my braces, they make the metal detectors go off often.

    at this point wouldn't it be easier and safer to have a second kit delivered to her house?

    WOW! How they didn't pick up on this I don't know!
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    You could always take 2 lengths of rope with you in a bag with some pegs, and say it is to use as a washing line.  Then you can use the rope to lay under the width of the bed to tie wrists and ankles - as a make-shift under the mattress restraint.

    Just remember, if using rope to tie, don't use a slip knot, make sure that you can get 2 fingers under the rope so that circulation is not cut off.  Hope you both have lots of fun...  xx

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    Yummymummy :-* [sign in to see picture]
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    You're not able to take restraints in hand luggage. If they are found they will be confiscated. It really isn't worth it. If you have a bag you're checking in pop them in there.

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    sugarboobies2232 wrote:

    GeekyEleanor wrote:

    sugarboobies2232 wrote:

    GeekyEleanor wrote:

    I don't think it's prohibited per se, I don't even thing the BASICS model can be actually seen through the scanners. After all, I've brought even a small swiss knife in a hand luggage (on Air France) and no one said a word. I doubt you'll encounter issues with it.

    How recently was that? You've just got to be careful. I wanted to bring my 59sog restraints away but I think they may have been confiscated. Save it for when you're back home for a kinky night in.

    It was last New years, barely a month and half after the Bataclan terrorist attack. I found it odd, I had completely forgot I had the knife in the baggage, it was a leftover from another trip, they passed the luggage through the scanner and said nothing. They were more worried about my braces, they make the metal detectors go off often.

    at this point wouldn't it be easier and safer to have a second kit delivered to her house?

    WOW! How they didn't pick up on this I don't know!

    They didn't miss it, there is a maximum 6cm blade length allowed before the knife is deemed as prohibited, it also depends on the type of blade as well, and some airlines/airports may make more restrictive measures. This is a direct quote from gov.uk "Airport security staff won’t let anything through that they consider dangerous - even if it’s normally allowed in hand luggage."

    Link here: https://www.gov.uk/hand-luggage-restrictions/overview

    If in doubt, put in in your hold luggage, but as a very frequent flyer myself, I would doubt very much if these would be rejected especially if they are the ones that are material only. Just roll them up like you would a belt or luggage strap, nobody can tell what a roll of material is used for on a scanner.

    Oh, and a final note, scanners see absolutley everything in your luggage, but it is up to the operator to understand what an item actually is.

    p.s. have a great time!

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    Kanu Suckmeov [sign in to see picture]
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    I was going to take our restraints in our hold luggage on our present holiday, but in the end decided not to, due to the possible problems. I definately wouldn't take them in hand luggage as the authorities might take the stand that you are going to use them to tie the stewardess up, ha-ha

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    Just take a few suit ties with you and use them as bed restraints. Much safer then losing a treasured purchase from here.

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    Devoted Husband [sign in to see picture]
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    Just saw this on the site
    http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=33711
    It would be a safer option to take as it won't look like a restraint when they scan it.

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    Jr251271 [sign in to see picture]
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    Im in the industry, simple answer is check it into hold luggage, wont be a problem.

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    Jack95 [sign in to see picture]
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    Thank you for all the replies! My first post wasn't expecting so many replies!

    As I said I can only take hand luggage, as the restraint is just a material one with Velcro and no metal apart from a small ring in the centre it should be fine shouldn't it?

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    I'm not sure which airport you're going to fly from, but I checked with the first one that came up and it reads that is an offence to carry all restraining items such as handcuffs and tape into the cabin. So no, I don't think it's fine.

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    Can't you just buy something when you get there? Just rope or something similar. Would stop the drama you might get at the airport

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