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Monopods and TSA Air Travel

 
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I have a monpod that collasps to 35 inches.
It also doubles as walking stick.
It will not fit in checked bagage.
Have flight Sunday.
How do you handle airlines and TSA folks ?


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Apr 28, 2012 13:44 |  #2

Monopods are not on the TSA list. Consult the TSA website, to verify for yourself.


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Apr 28, 2012 19:59 |  #3

http://www.tsa.gov ...ted-prohibited-items.shtmexternal link

I have carried a monopod on a plane before. The above site should help you.


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Apr 29, 2012 01:18 |  #4

shouldn't be a problem with TSA, the person at the gate might have other ideas. it depends on the airline and the human to you have get it past when boarding.




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Apr 29, 2012 03:54 |  #5

Box it up seperately and check it in. 35 inches is not much. Your current check-in bag must be tiny


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Apr 29, 2012 14:36 |  #6

It has to do a lot with the individual "personal judgement" from the agent.
I was flying last week and I asked specifically about monopods and tripods as carry-ons. The answer was that carbon fiber ones are OK but metal ones are not. Go figure...
OTOH I have had an aluminum tripod as a carry on and had no problems.
My guess is that you will have many right answers to your question. Good luck!


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