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oh that’s too bad

from the Dublin Airport web site:

“The following items must not be packed in your hand luggage. They must be placed in your hold baggage. If these items are discovered in your hand luggage you will be requested to surrender the items for disposal:

  • Scissors (except where both blades are round-ended or less than three centimetres).
  • Razor blades (razors that have the blade set into a plastic moulding are allowed, but razors that can be opened and the razor blade removed are prohibited).
  • Knives with blades of any length.
  • Household cutlery (spoons are permitted).
  • Hypodermic needles (unless required for medical reasons, for which proof will be required).
  • Tools (including multi-tools and penknives).
  • Catapults.
  • Corkscrews.
  • Walking/hiking poles.
  • Toy/replica guns (metal or plastic).
  • Sporting bats, tennis rackets.
  • Darts.
  • Billiard, snooker or pool cues.”
  • damn. And here I was hoping to bring my catapult on board the plane with me. Looks like I won’t be laying siege to anything during the flight back to Canada 🙁

    now all I have to do is figure out how to cram it into a suitcase…

    9 thoughts on “oh that’s too bad

      • well, I don’t see “Ballistas” on that list. Maybe I can storm some castles in the sky after all.

    • Too funny. I wonder if they put that in there as a joke. Does anyone actually own a catapult?

    • Nothing about trebuchets or mangonels either – you have options!


    • I had a hunch upon seeing this…

      And yes, in the UK, a catapult is another term for a slingshot (see this UK Ebay example).

      I owned one of those metal arm-brace slingshots as a kid. They’re amazingly powerful (and awesome).

      • yeah, okay we figured that out too. But come on, isn’t it much more fun to think about bringing a full-scale medieval catapult on board an airplane?

    • Dude, you have PLENTY of options left! Trebuchets, mangonels, ballistas, and of course arbalests!


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