During the past few decades, there has been a revolution in the types of corkscrews and it the way they are made. The manufacturers have been trying to make them unique and specific for particular occasions. This is not all since the manufacturers have been using various materials so that their corkscrews can be more durable and reliable.
People have started to take their own corkscrews whenever thy go since there is always a chance that you would need one to open a bottle. However, the question remains if they, and which ones, can be taken on the plane. So, can you bring a corkscrew on an airplane?
Types of corkscrews
As we have said, there are several types of corkscrews and their types differ due to the manner in which they have been designed and due to the purpose they were designed for. The first ones that we are going to mention are twist corkscrews and should be also mentioned that these have been developed in 1975 by Reverend Samuell Henshall.
It is one of the simplest and it worked by simply twisting the handle and pulling out the cork. Waiter’s Corkscrews were developed for the first time in 1882 by Carl Wienke. This one works in the following manner: it has a double hinge and these hinges actually work as leverage in order to pull out the cork. It is one of the best choices since it can be made from any material and still be reliable. Air Pressure Wine Openers work by inserting a kind of a needle, which is hollow, and it is done down into the cork. After this, you would press a button for the insertion of CO2 and then the cork is pulled out.
Winged Corkscrews is mentioned for the first time in 1888 and this one works on the principle of two levers. Electric Wine Openers have become increasingly popular in the past few decades and there are various types of those as well. “Bunny ears” corkscrew is designed to also work in the same manner as the levers, which are positioned like the ears of the bunny. Ah-So Openers are used for all those bottles which have natural corks.
So, can a corkscrew be brought into a plane?
Believe it or not, none of these is a desirable object when you should go on a trip and need a wine opener. The reason for this is the usual explanation that they have sharp tips which can be harmful and potentially dangerous. If you have one of these packaged in a nice original box then you may have luck if the officers in the customs are in a good mood.
On the other hand, you should never have any problems with the simple corkscrew which has a small twist handle and a kind of a container for its lower part. In any case, it would be the best solution to ask around and find out which ones can pass the TSA.