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  • Member since
    May 2003
  • From: Guatemala
Flying to the Nats.
Posted by montis on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 3:47 PM

Hello

Does anyone has any experience flying international flights with your models in Carry On baggage??
Does needle pitots, or metal pellets used for ballast are a concern so they dont let you carry in cabin  your models??
me and a group of modelers flying from Guatemala and El salvador to Orlando have this concern... no one at the airline has come with a definitive answer.
any experience will be very helpfull
thanks a lot
Jose D

  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 4:06 PM

Wink

 

Good thing you said "Nats" and not "Gnats", or this thread would have been deleted!

Gimme a pigfoot, and a bottle of beer...

  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 6:31 PM

Furthermore, I would not take anything fragile or of value on any airline today.  I just throw my underwear and shirts and trousers in the suitcase, and take nothing else that I can't afford to lose.

Gimme a pigfoot, and a bottle of beer...

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, August 2, 2012 3:59 PM

I have a friend who has taken quite a few flights to shows with models. He usually takes only one or two small models and hand carries them with him. He's had few problems with the TSA wanting to examine them and even accidentally damaging one. Metal used as a ballast may pose a problem at the x-ray scanner. I for one would not take one on a flight for fear of damage.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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