Hand luggage bike parts dos and donts from experience?
Haven’t tried it for years but once had whole crankset, saddle, pedals (pre SPD), stem and bar ends (again dates it really) in my hand luggage.
Don’t think I would manage that again. Might be ok with spares ie mechs etc or maybe SPD pedals but anything else likely to be a no no.Posted 4 years agoandrewhMember
If weight is an issue wear as many of your clothes as you can.Posted 4 years ago
I wore my heaviest boots, two pais of trousers, three t-shirts, two jumpers, my coat and a helmet. You go through check-in then take most of it off. Daft, but it beats the weight limits even though it’s the same stuff going on the plane.
This works well when leaving Birmingham late one October evening.
however, boots, two pairs of trousers, three t-shirts, two jumpers a coat and a helmet leave one feeling a little overdressed when changing planes in Dubai, 29deg at 7:30am, no cooler three hours later…johnny5Member
flying to the alps from liverpool one year, my mates bag was just over the limit, so he took his cycling shoes out and put them in his hand luggage. He was pulled over after his bag wnet thru the xray machine.
the security guards face was absolutely priceless when he pulled a stanley knife out of one of the shoes
( why my mate had thought it was necessary to bring a stanley knife i have no idea!)
The situation wasnt helped by the fact that the 2 of us then almost fell to the floor laughing.
thankfully the guard’s supervisor believed our story that it was a genuine mistake and we were allowed to fly.
on a another flight the same idiot tried to bring a large d-lock in his hand luggage and had this confiscated as well…
so, no d-locks and no stanley knivesPosted 4 years agoturboferretSubscriber
No tools of any description, or CO2 canisters.
Anything pointy would be marginal too these days with the ridiculous rules imposed.
Everything which you think might be a possible in your hold luggage, clothes etc in your hand luggage is a safe bet, as has already been said.
Cheers, RichPosted 4 years ago
The reason I wanted the remainder in my hand luggage was so that I did not rely on both hold bags making it for the first days riding. I used to work offshore all over the place and am used to airlines misplacing my bags or my baggage not making transfers. I can imagine an odd conversation around brake discs…Posted 4 years ago
Mike/Bland – I agree but I have a transfer. My summer job when at uni was an airport baggage handler and I know how random transfers can be. I also know how bags are treated and don’t want my discs in hold luggage lol
I worry way too much, just I have a lot of personal stress kicking off so trying to plan this a little.Posted 4 years ago
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