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

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

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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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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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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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