Air forks in Hold baggage?
sorry if this is a regular, couldn’t find much via google
apart form letting air out presumably, and wrapping in case of leaky fkuid, anything i should know about this?
anyone had any problems with security etc?Posted 3 years ago
they won’t be part of a bike or in a bike bag, just in my normal hold luggagebreatheeasyMember
Depends how stoppy security get. A set of forks is a fairly decent weapon to be swinging around a cabin (in their view possibly).
Remember bringing a (boxed) golf putter back home with me on a flight – the jobsworth had a right strop/huff at me, and (for one reason and another) marched me all the way to the terminal gate and thrust it into the hands of the staff member arranging boarding demanding it be stored securely etc.
Fair dues to the gate guy – he waited until the security person had stormed off back to harrang other people, shrugged, smiled and promptly gave it back to me with a wink.
EDIT; Sorry, yes, no problems with hold luggage! Presumably they are boxed/wrapped securely?Posted 3 years agoeuans2Subscriber
How do you get the guy was a jobs worth? He actually done you a favour by taking you to the aircraft and letting the airline staff make a decision (that goes against DFT guidelines) at the airport where I work you wouldn’t have been given the chance to take it in the cabin!Posted 3 years agoskellnonchSubscriber
Never let air out of my forks when travelling, never had a problem, been asked to let the air out of my tyres before now which is pointless too IMO.
Having said that… its all very well to have a bit of paper to wave about, but its the staff in the airport who will decide regardless of what your bit of paper says.
We had a punch up recently with Easyjet when they briefly changed their bike carriage from 32kgs down to 23kg we booked and had documents to show that we had 32kg allowance – they changed it to 23 a week before we flew.
They completely ignored our paperwork and protestations and wanted to charge us a fuckton of money for the extra, I insisted they checked the notes on our booking – luckily someone had specified that we were indeed allocated 32kg so everything calmed down and we went on our way.Posted 3 years agojivehoneyjiveMember
You’re using your hands to hold luggage?
Won’t that spread germs n stuff?
Better off with one with wheels if you ask me, and some thick sterile gloves.
As for the forks, the damping might get a bit erratic if they get homesick and start leaking fluid… to even out the suspension, you should get a culture shock.Posted 3 years ago
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