/ Climbing helmet as hand luggage

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CMcBain - on 09 Jun 2013
Just wondering how people have fared taking helmets as hand luggage on planes? I havn't been on a flight in a long time but understand security are a bit stricter about hand luggage nowadays. Would rather keep my helmet with me so it doesn't get bashed about in the hold, airline is EasyJet if that helps!

Cheers
edmitchell - on 09 Jun 2013
In reply to CMcBain

I always keep my lid in my hand luggage, and have never had a problem. Definitely done it with EasyJet flights (kos and geneva)
valjean - on 09 Jun 2013
In reply to CMcBain:
never had a problem with it flying in Europe, Asia, N. America, central america. never been questioned once on it, no funny looks either
hms - on 09 Jun 2013
In reply to CMcBain: I just clip mine to the outside of my hand luggage rucksack, after seeing cyclists do the same with their helmets. Haven't had any comments or problems.
Jamie B - on 09 Jun 2013
In reply to CMcBain:

You could always wear it?
ben b - on 10 Jun 2013
In reply to Jamie B: I wore mine for LHR to Lima a few years ago... mind you my hand luggage weighted about 15kg so the helmet was the least of my worries...
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CMcBain - on 10 Jun 2013
In reply to all:

Cheers for replies, seems like it should be safe enough just to stick in my hand luggage rucksack. Luckily i've got plenty space so no need to wear it!
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Hannes on 10 Jun 2013
In reply to CMcBain: I've always had mine clipped to the outside of my hand luggage to minimise risk of it getting squashed and never had problems or had to explain myself

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