A few months ago, I wrote a post about how to prevent getting your pocket knife confiscated by TSA: it appears not everyone read it.

Chef Paul Kahan, an award-winning chef and partner in Chicago restaurants Avec, Blackbird, Big Star and the Publican, admitted via Twitter that he accidentally carried four “huge” chef knives past security at Chicago-O’Hare airport and onto a plane.  It appears TSA agents were preoccupied with his wallet:

Chef Paul Kahn Knife Tweet

Of course, that doesn’t mean you should try a similar stunt, as not everyone is as fortunate as Mr. Kahan.  Last year, an Indian priest was arrested when he boarded a plane with a 4-inch knife and attempted to cut fruit with. it  The bottom line:  Keep your knives in your checked bag when you’re flying.


Daniel Lawton

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