Friend of mine who flies BA jumbos had a screwdriver that came with his fancy sunglasses confiscated at a US airport a couple of years ago. It wasn't just that the screwdriver was less than 2 inches long. It wasn't just that he was 1st Officer on the flight - what really made him decide that the whole world had gone crazy was that he knew that when he got to his co-pilot's seat there was a 2 foot fire-axe behind his head ... -- Pete Berry