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I was wondering if my metal card guard (the cheap silver one) would be allowed onboard the plane.

The card guard looks kinda sharp and it might be seen as a possible weapon.

I know this might sound stupid, but with the high levels of security nowadays, anything is possible.

Does anyone have any thoughts/experiences to share?

(Walking past detectors, explaining to officers, inspection of baggage etc etc)
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Just put a deck of cards in it if you want it in your carry on... then you will be able to explain what its for.

Your best bet is to just put in in your checked luggage, it will get through hopefully.

Just be nice to the security people, it makes a huge difference!
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I have flown many times with a deck of cards in a Porper clip. The Porper isn't exactly the same as the silver ones, but in the eyes of airport people, they're probably the same. I just throw the deck into my carry-on and send it through the x-ray machine. I've not once been questioned or hassled about it.
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I've carried mine thru with deck in it; just have to take it out to put in the basket with all the other metal objects you've got; keys, coins etc. Not a problem.
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I have the Stainless type and that will set off an alarm. The cheaper ones are aluminum and shouldn't set alarms off. Keep your cards in them and if some one asks explain its purpose. The Airlines are anal but I don't think they will take your card guard.
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Hey! might be grounds for showing off your magic skills!
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Jerry O'Connell of London makes a nice leather card case should make it through airport security and it is lighter than the metal card guards so doesn't weigh down your pocket as much.
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Never had a problem. Airport security have their own important job to do, but within that they are usually pretty reasonable about this kind of thing.

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I think that depends on the airport. Some the security is smarter than others and nicer than others. One I end up going to and from seem to take great pride in holding up people, being rude, and questioning the obvious.
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Once I got thru security with colour changing pen knives. I didn't reaise I had them, and when I got to my destination I discovered them and was appauled no one told me!
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I love going to the airport with my shiny silver case! I always get looks and you know what they are all thinking...What the hell does he have in that case!
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It's funney, I have an implanted defibulator in my chest and have to carry an ID card with the model number and serial number and all that stuff. Well on the ID card it states that the difibulator will set off secrity devices and to pat me down because the wands they use are magnetic and may fire off the device.

Yep at courtrooms, no problem, at airports They try to wand me and get very upset when I point out the place that says NO MAGNETS. Once they even took me into the little room until the boss came in and he could read English.
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Last time I was in the airport I had trans-mental in my carry on bag. They pulled me aside, asked questions about my bag, and then looked at the trans-mental trick. They gave me a funny look and I thought they were going to throw it out. But they just let me pass when I told them it was a magic trick, never again will I carry that on a plane.
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Ever so often, there are people who will put a lump of modeling clay, a set of wires with alligator clips and a kitchen timer in their carry on. They have it arranged in their bag to look like, well, you know what.

When they get stopped, there is NOTHING that can be done about it. It is not illegal to carry modeling clay, a kitchen timer or wire with alligator clips onto an airplane.

So, what are you going to do with Trans-mental? Pick somebody's nose with a brass rod? A ballpoint pen is a dangerous weapon, if you know where to stick it.
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My wife Lucy is a physician. In LAX they take her bottle opener away but let her keep her scalpels. Aren't we safer?

(I'm a lobbyist. Since I was raised as a cowboy, I'm more likely to be without underwear than a knife. When I go through security to the House or Senate, they have a dish they save my knife in and assign someone to return it to me when I leave. What a wonderful investment of your money!)

I'm sure more people have been killed over cards than a card clip. In Alabama, I don't know what elected official lost the farm in a card game but there is a $.10/deck tax on cards!

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I travel with trans-mental quite often. I make a point of leaving it in my checked bag. I have forgotten, once or twice, and ended up with it in my carry on. I just put it in the little tray with my keys and blackberry. No problems at all.
Having said this, I hope I haven't jinxed myself!!
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