Yes, the website indicates that they are not permitted, effective November 2006, and I can find no updates 8 years later. I won't bore non- knitters, but this is the first airline I have noticed in many years that seems to retain this restriction. I have short needles, bamboo ones, and could be a happy knitter over a long flight time, and also, we take only carry on. We fly first Toronto to Frankfurt, and the needles will not be a problem on that leg of the journey. If anyone with experience related to this could reply I would appreciate it.