Tennis racquet as carry on?

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  1. njboy

    njboy Rookie

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    Ok? Want to bring a racquet with me.
     
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  2. Anton

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    National OK, international is gamble, maybe sent back to check them in.
     
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  3. bethany2

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    Usually totally fine! Just make sure it's in a secure-enough bag with your name on it in case there isn't room in the overhead bins and they have to take it from you at the gate!
     
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  4. gavna

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    Rackets not an issue in USA - TSA does not list them as prohibited. I fly with a full 12 pak almost weekly.

    I have only had issues with frames as carry on flying from and within Australia.
     
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  5. njboy

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    Thanks

    I did this two years ago.

    Seems still can do it.
     
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  6. West Coast Ace

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    Which country(ies) did you have a problem in? I only had one brief issue in China - was able to explain they were no threat and (the strings) would be damaged by the extreme cold temps in the cargo hold - was allowed to take them on.
     
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    I took a racket in my luggage over to Germany last summer. The strings were just fine.
     
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  8. West Coast Ace

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    Glad you didn't have a problem.

    I never break strings; forgot to carry on once - broke a pretty new string on the 3rd stroke. It's -50F give or take in the cargo hold - unless you got lucky and your bag was in a heated hold - some are.

    The other reason to carry on: baggage handlers aren't getting paid for gentleness - they have to move product - the product is our bags. If you put towels around the stick or have a hard shell suitcase then you'll probably not have a problem. But you never know. It's painless to carry them on - better safe than sorry.
     
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