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I will be traveling from IAD to London around XMAS. I would

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Hi, I will be traveling from IAD to London around XMAS. I would like to put an inert paper weight hand grenade (big whole in the bottom) and a belt of replica inert bullets in my check in baggage for my six year old nephew. Should I ask for a weapons check when I get to the counter.When you look at the items the are obviously harmless. I used to work Security at IAD and have a 4 year degree in Aviation Security in the 80's It was a specialized degree constructed by myself and FAA security personnel. I am sure when they see the items the will agree they are harmless. I am willing to do whatever to make my check in as smooth as possible.
Could you please advise me
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TSA
Expert:  Aviation Expert replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I am happy to assist you.

These items are prohibited items as even with a security check if they are seen without knowing they are not live it will cause the area to be in a sense put on lockdown and evacuated.

I know this is not dangerous items but they are prohibited due to the threats that some that look and are the same actually have been real.

Expert:  Aviation Expert replied 1 year ago.

http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/09/tsa-travel-tips-tuesday-leave-your.html?m=1

Expert:  Aviation Expert replied 1 year ago.

I am so sorry to give you the bad news. Please let me know if you have further questions.

Hope

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