Remarkable video is circulating on Instagram and on Twitter of a passenger making the most of her time on board a flight by pulling out her sewing machine and making progress on a project. This isn’t just doing a bit of crocheting. She has a legit electric sewing machine working at full power. Some observers believe she was making curtains.
While a bit unusual, sewing machines aren’t dangerous except perhaps for inflicting blunt force trauma. And sewing enthusiasts can bring most of their equipment on board planes.
For instance, the TSA allows scissors – with pointed tips – to be brought on board as long as their blags are less than four inches long. Sewing needles are permitted and, yes, sewing machines are allowed provided that they fit under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin.
The challenge with actualy using the machine inflight, I think, is seat power and whether the tray table offers enough space and will support it. But this passenger shows us all that it’s possible. How are you remaining productive inflight?