/ climbing gear in hand luggage

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mountain.walker - on 13 Jun 2013
Hi does anybody know if you can take rope, biners and quickdrawes in your hand luggage with easy jet cheeers
GridNorth - on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to mountain.walker: You will get a load of replies from people saying that they did not have any problems but they were lucky. It's not worth the risk. Others will advise you to clear it first with the airline. The problem is that they are not the ones that confiscate the items.
GrahamD - on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to mountain.walker:

Please do a search - this has to be one of the most often discussed topics. Its nothing to do with Easy KJet and all to do with airport security. On balance of probability, you are not likely to get away with it and your holiday will be ruined if you don't have enough time to recheck it as hold baggage.
The Patriot - on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to mountain.walker: hi there. I work for an Airline and you will definitely have trouble getting a rope on. It comes under the banner of "Dangerous goods" I know it's daft but hey, I don't make the rules!
Neil Williams - on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to The Ascensionist:

Carabiners could be used as knuckle dusters and thus often would not themselves be allowed.

Best to take decent insurance and check it all in.

Neil
mountain.walker - on 13 Jun 2013
Thanks for replys definatly be going in the hold. Looks like I'll have to wear a few extra items to get the weight down
Neil Williams - on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to mountain.walker:

Or put clothes in your hand luggage. There is no weight limit on hand luggage on easyJet, within reason, just the size limit, and if you don't mind it maybe ending up in the hold (for free) 56x45x25 is a fairly generous size.

Neil
iani on 14 Jun 2013
In reply to mountain.walker: Depends slightly on where you are flying from - Heathrow is the worst - i have had to bin a nut key (in rucksac otherwise full of clothes) and a friend has had to post slings home because they would not let them through in otherwise benign hand luggage. I have found Aberdeen more relaxed and less bureaucratic , but the days of taking an ice axe through pretending its a walking stick are over...
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Mr Trebus - on 14 Jun 2013
I work in IT and have had 20, short network patch cables taken off me and I was fuming. I canít imagine loosing a rack and rope.

Iíd put it in the hold.

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