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absolutsl


Mar 4, 2003, 9:52 AM
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greetings

i'm flying to georgia for spring break (whoo!), and i'm entertaining the idea of bringing my crash pad -- i imagine this has been done before. what do i have to do to get it there? thx in advance

sL


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You shouldn't have any problems flying with it as a piece of luggage. I have done this many times pre and post 9/11. The only problem comes if you are flying with a cordless bigboy or one of the other extra-large pads. Even then it's not USUALLY a big. deal. I have a cordless delux and usually stuff it full of my camping gear then use duct tape to reinforce the buckles and seal it up securely. You may want to wait until you are at the counter to do this just in case they want you to open it up.

Don't call the airlines, they will give you some crap about it and say you ahve to pay to fly with it, but I've never had a problem just showing up and checking it in.


absolutsl


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is there a problem with stolen crash pads ever?


leaverbiner


Mar 4, 2003, 10:07 AM
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Never heard of one, but anything is possible.


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i am flying across country and i was wondering if i can bring my climbing gear along as a luggage. is that a problem? i am talking of harwear gears like hexes, nuts, tools, cams, biners, harness, ropes, chalk, ect ect ect, everything needed for climbing. i had a friend that said airliners won't accept chalk because of anthrax. is that true?

climb on


leaverbiner


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I took a pound and a half of loose chalk in my carryon to Phoenix, and close to the same amount to Bishop int he past 6 months. . . no problems. As for your gear . . . I wouldn't try to carry it on, it may get confiscated, or you may be required to go through the hassle of checking it at the last minute (a recipe for losing your luggage!)


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what would you recommend? i need the climbing gear!! i gotta get it over there and i am flying. what do i do? have it mailed there?


col_sanderz


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Why not just check it??? If you try to carry on, there may be a problem...if you check it however, there shouldnt be a problem.


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where are you going in GA? rock town i hope.


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Senate156 wrote:
I really like how you have this thread organized with links, but I'm a bit disappointed because all the "traveling with a pad" discussion is pre-airlines charging ridiculous rates to check baggage. I know you don't want any new threads opened and I won't, but I'm wondering how much people are having to pay for checking a crashpad, specifically whether its the airline's standard rate, or some extra rate. I apologize if this is in the wrong area.
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A friend and I travelled to Spain with crash pads and found that most European airlines had a special allowance for 1 sporting equipment bag (in addition to the 1 check luggage). We were on EasyJet.

So when we got the gate, we just identified the crashpad and a sporting bag. They sometimes asked what sport but didn't have a problem.

All the europeans we talked to said that was standard if you're flying inside europe.


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