Originally Posted by dex
That's the way it should be.
Hey I have a knife - here it is - I give it to you before I get on the flight - you give it to me when I get off the flight.
Are you expecting the pilot to wait at security and see if you need something to take along? The logistics of this are almost impossible at any decent sized airport.
Actually, I stand corrected. They have exactly that program in place right now. It's called checked luggage. I think you need to figure out how to make this work for you.
I'm not trying to be an ass, but do you really think you're the only one who wants to skip baggage claim and just take one or two prohibited items on? Can you imagine the mess both to get those things to the plane, and then claim them afterwards if everyone tried to do this?