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johndhaive
GOLD Member since Jan 2009

johndhaive

Kebab Embalmer
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, Philippines

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
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

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
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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.

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
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

Fearpig

member - tee hee "member"
Location: Bethnal Green, London, England...

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.


"Whats wrong with the cat?" - Mrs Schrdinger

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johndhaive
GOLD Member since Jan 2009

johndhaive

Kebab Embalmer
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, Philippines

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
GOLD Member since May 2008

Jameth

enthusiast
Location: NSW, Australia

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
GOLD Member since Jan 2009

johndhaive

Kebab Embalmer
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, Philippines

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


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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
GOLD Member since Jan 2009

johndhaive

Kebab Embalmer
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, Philippines

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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