johndhaive
johndhaive

Kebab Embalmer
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Member Since: 6th Jan 2009
Total posts: 316
Posted:Ok, I will be travelling back to Philippines next week and I'm bringing my 5 foot staff with me. What should I do? I should check it in because of it's length, right? Now, my problem is, should I wrap it with something or I'll just carry it in the airport like normal and check it in like a luggage? wonder

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:you would have to check it, it's too big for hand luggage wink

I would suggest a staff, fishing or didgeridoo bag to keep it safe and mark it as yours so they have something to attach the ticket to. You don't want to lose your stick smile


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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:or PVC pipe with a couple end caps

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CalvinKlown
CalvinKlown

Eunathist
Location: Hy Brasil - For real now.
Member Since: 30th May 2006
Total posts: 280
Posted:If it's a used firestaff you will of course have burnt off all fuel, and I've found lots of baking foil wrapped around the wicks keeps the smell at bay.

Never lie down with someone who has more problems than you.

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Fearpig
Fearpig

member - tee hee "member"
Location: Bethnal Green, London
Member Since: 6th Sep 2003
Total posts: 279
Posted:Socks over the wicks and a lot of gaffa tape is enough to get through that pesky airport security. Oh and they are "circus props" not "fire staffs"... they get a bit twitchy if you mention the word "fire".

Then stick them in a bag, mine's a fishing rod bag but there's loads of different bags out there.


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johndhaive
johndhaive

Kebab Embalmer
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Member Since: 6th Jan 2009
Total posts: 316
Posted:thanks! but i've read something that they require additional fee for baggage like that, example is ski bags, golf bags, surfboard, bodyboards etc... have you guys encountered something like that? did you pay extra?

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Jameth
Jameth

enthusiast
Location: NSW
Member Since: 19th May 2008
Total posts: 378
Posted:It depends on the airline I think - most allow you to check a piece of 'sporting equipment' as well as your regular baggage allowance without charging you, but some of the low cost airlines might charge for each piece.

I've checked skibags for free with United, Quantas, JAL and Air Canada (but not to the US since 9/11).

I'd check with the airline you're using.


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johndhaive
johndhaive

Kebab Embalmer
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Member Since: 6th Jan 2009
Total posts: 316
Posted:yah i'm flying united to canada then PAL from there... so i might buy a bag or just wrap it with cardboard or a garbage plastic then wrap it again with duct tape.

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UstuloTerra
stranger

Member Since: 23rd Feb 2007
Total posts: 19
Posted:I have traveled all over canada and the united states with my staff wrapped up in a blanket, never had a problem with air or ground travel.

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johndhaive
johndhaive

Kebab Embalmer
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Member Since: 6th Jan 2009
Total posts: 316
Posted:my staff is wrapped and good to go but i cancelled my trip... will reschedule it next week. will wait for my goods to arrive.

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