Racquets on Flight

Discussion in 'Tennis Travel' started by penang, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. kevoT

    kevoT Semi-Pro

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    I see nothing wrong about putting them in check in, never have had a problem with broken racquets, just put newspaper for extra padding or something. It saves the effort of having to worry about making sure there's space for your bags and getting in early etc. It also leaves space for the other people that need to put their baggage up in the over heads.

    If you bag isn't that tall (when placed horizontally on the ground) you could see if it fits in the cupboard at the front of the where they put coats etc.
     
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  2. eliza

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    If you fly internationally, check first , call the airport, the airline, everyone you can, because they are becoming truly crazy. They told me that a tennis racquet is a weapon, thus I could not get it on board (this after I checked in.....) it was a nightmare. Thankfully my family was still inside the airport, and I had the chance of giving them my racquet. Otherwise I would have missed the flight.........
     
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  3. PeterPanda

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    It does'nt have to do with lines you have a number on your ticket when you checkin. when your about to board you get in line with the number on the ticket then you get on board try to get Abut if you get B it's okay.
     
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  4. dr325i

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    WHere was that.
    I probably traveled more to anywhere in the world than most (probably all) posters here and absolutely never had any issues on more than 30 different airliners taking 3 or 10 rackets with me...

    If you call, I am almost certain they will advise NOT to take them on-board in most cases...
     
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  5. dr325i

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    See my post above...
    With all of my traveling more than once I had things pulled out of my suitcase (from aftershaves, electric shavers, ties, jeans, shoes) to completely lost luggage, to temporarily lost for a week or so...
    I would NOT advise to check in the rackets...
     
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  6. Tennisguy3000

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    What amazes me is that after taking away my 1 inch swiss usb/scissor/knife combo they then give me a bottle of wine in a glass bottle in first class... once smashed... its 8+ inches of sharp glass /shank anyone?

    I understand increased security but everything needs to be evaluated properly... not just the obvious ;-)
     
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  7. dr325i

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    Or a can of soda. You can easily shred the can and make a very good weapon (knife) out of it...
     
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  8. tennisphotog

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    Mexico last year, had to check racquets. Said strings could be cut out and used to strangle. Go figure. This was Cancun Airport.
     
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  9. kelawai

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    Just got back from the Southwest. Has no issues with TSA at JFK or PHX airport for bringing two racquets on board.
     
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  10. MGoBlue

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    In Feb. of this year, I carried on 2 rackets in my Wilson backpack on a Delta flight from Detroit to Puerto Vallarta--no problem/questions. However, on the return flight (same airline), I was told I was not allowed to carry them on (fortunately I could still stuff them in my checked luggage).
     
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  11. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    Student of mine was told she couldn't take 2 racquets in a backpack as carry on and had to check them in last summer. About 3 weeks later we travelled with a squad of U/16s who all had 10 packs full of stuff and we were all allowed to take them as carry on. Same Airline!!!!

    (annoyed the rest of the passengers no end as our boys had got to the front of the line and loaded up the overhead locker with bags and bags of tennis gear!)
     
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  12. Aero

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    Anyone had any prob's with Cathay Pacific/Heathrow/Hong Kong?

    Thx! :)
     
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  13. tennisphotog

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    UK, London Heathrow, last week, no problems with racquets. I had a babolat racquet 12-pack bag.
     
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  14. Aero

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    Ok, thk u. U carried this onto the plane?

    :)
     
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  15. kikiviva

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    I have 12 pack Babolat Aero Bag,

    This summer, I went to brazil. Canada -> Brazil.

    I brought 6 babolat rackets with me in 12 pack bag.

    No problem at ALL!

    i was wondering about too, but they never asked about anything. Even i told them i have 6 rackets. they were more worried about the size of bag. (well they weren't worried, they just told me they are not sure if will fit in the cabin. but they told me to bring it and try if doesn't fit they have somewhere else to put it. it was really nice)

    i went on the plane, i put in the cabin without any hustle.

    then from brazil. I took plane Sao paulo to Salvador

    no problem at all this time.

    well i took tennis bag as baggage.

    Oh and it was Air Canada and TEM, brazilian air plane.
     
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