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Airport Security
#1
So I'm going to Britain this summer for a cycling trip and I'm curious if anyone knows what I should put in my checked bags and what I can keep on my carry on.

Multitool?
D-Lock?
Spare tubes?
Helmet?
The camelbak itself? (Empty of course)
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#2
Not sure of how your airport security is but here in US those are a definite NO NO. I know Canadian Border is very tight at least in the past they were so I am thinking your airport security is the same. If I were you look online to see the allowable items. Plus being you are going to Britain not too sure but they are pretty tough on security measures, which I am glad they are Smile . Best to research it by going to the Airlines companies website or calling them up on the phone.
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#3
Well I wasn't holding my breath on my D-Lock or multitool but you don't think my helmet or hydration backpack will be allowed through?
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#4
(06-08-2010, 11:43 PM)Kloosty Wrote:  Well I wasn't holding my breath on my D-Lock or multitool but you don't think my helmet or hydration backpack will be allowed through?

Found this for you maybe it will answer a few of your questions, http://www.flysunwing.com/travelinfo/baggageinfo.asp . I found it interesting. Sometimes I get lost in reading and have to read the whole thing then forget I am supposed to post haha.
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#5
(06-08-2010, 11:43 PM)Kloosty Wrote:  Well I wasn't holding my breath on my D-Lock or multitool but you don't think my helmet or hydration backpack will be allowed through?

Based solely on my experiences from half-a-dozen trips (within the U.S.) over the past year, I'd feel comfortable taking everything except the multi-tool. Carry the camelbak in a way that will allow the screeners to see that it's empty (don't just leave it empty and still "installed"). After you pass through the check-points, you may also be able to fill it and have water for the flight.

But don't take my opinions as a legitimate guide, find out from the airline(s) and appropriate government agencies.

Out of curiosity, what type of box/crate are you using for your bike, and is the airline adding on extra fees for it?
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#6
For AirTransat it's $30 which includes a bike bag
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#7
im pretty sure airports wont allow you to brings any kind of tools (maybe in ur luggage or something) but u cant have it on you when ur on the plane
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#8
Here's my advice (being a Brit):

Multi-tool:
Forget it! they'll take it off you and you'll NEVER see it again.

Spare tubes:
Probably OK, but don't take my word for it.

D-lock:
Not sure, but I'd put it on the dismantled bike in the hold personally.

Helmet:
Defo one I'd take with me, that way you can guarantee it won't get bashed and broken in the hold.

Camelbak:
This is an interesting one, as any fluids have to be in 100ml max bottles (for UK it is anyway), and your bladder is probably 2L+. I'd advise putting the actual bladder in the hold and carrying the bag.
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