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post #1 of 7 Old Aug 30th, 2006, 7:18 am Thread Starter
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Motorbike gear on planes

UK hand luggage restrictions have been a bit more stringent recently.
I am flying out to the Alps to ride a hire bike
I was going to take my helmet out with me as hand luggage - now I cant - what would you USA guys do? Trust it in the hold?

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If you pack it incredibly well - stuffed with clothes, surrounded by clothes, it should be fine. DO NOT label that bag as fragile - that's like target practice to ramp agents. Your other options would be to ship it to your destination (still in the belly of a plane) or to buy new when you arrive. Have a great time!
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C00kie, might try a hard case bowling ball carrier for your helmet... then put in steerage.

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This is bit tongue in cheek but wear it?. I know of someone who stuffs a Scott e-vest full of stuff and wears it through security.\

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This is bit tongue in cheek but wear it?. I know of someone who stuffs a Scott e-vest full of stuff and wears it through security.\
Oh, now THAT will get you pulled aside for a strip search in the side room for sure nowadays!
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I've hand carried my helmet on a few times. When the other passengers looked at me funny, I just said it's "in case of excessive turbulence."

These days however, I think you just have to pack it well and check it into baggage. If your suitcase is big enough that's fine, otherwise just get a box. A local bike shop may even give you an unused helmet box for that.

Good luck, and enjoy the Alps.

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Was a tad over a year ago - domestic flight - so may well not apply here...

But I simply packed my Head Sled into a USAF flight helmet bag, hand carried it fine. Got a from one of the flight deck crew when they saw it too.

Didn't get me a better seat though...

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