Taking a Rev on a plane
Posted 16 February 2007 - 11:14 AM
Posted 16 February 2007 - 12:41 PM
For two, I normally take them on board as is and put them way back in back of the overhead rack where they take up the unused part where baggage rarely gets. Even in October 2001 I did not have any problems and I flew 8 times within the USA during the 10 days. Once security remarked that my SLE rod could be used for blow darts, but let me carry on.
Planning to leave frozen Maine for a week in FL and would like to fly a Rev while there. Any suggestions for getting a couple kites to and from without having them destroyed? (A Rev 1 and Exp). They don't fit in my luggage and would either be carry on or stowed.
The alternative is a heavy carton tube or a plastic tube, check them in and pray they don't vaporize.
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 02:28 PM
Various techniques seem to work, I just leave my kites in the Revolution kite bag, and check it in. Be sure to mark it with those FRAGILE stickers so the baggage handlers know which bag to put on the bottom!
Another good technique is to get an extendable artists tube, these are a mid weight plastic tube about 4 inches in diameter that extend. Take all the rods out of the kites and bundle them up, then wrap your kites arond the outside of the rods and put them in the tube. The rods for the 1.5 are certainly short enough for the overhead lockers but I am not sure about the Rev 1 rods.
Hope this helps.
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 08:54 PM
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 09:53 PM
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