/ Walking poles on Easyjet flights
When i travelled in May my poles went in hold luggage along with my pack.
If you took them apart and taped up the sharp bits, should be OK. I'm not sure they would be inside the permitted length though.
I would assume not because you could do a lot of damage with the spikes.
I always pack mine inside my hold luggage, ( ditto ice axes and crampons).
It's not up to Easyjet, it's airport security who make the decisions and I've found from experience that this can be a bit hit and miss depending on the individual who checks it, and the climate concerning recent acts of terrorism*. It isn't worth the risk of hassle and possible confiscation by security for the sake of a bit of careful packing.
If there is a group of you and you were hoping to restrict yourselves to cabin luggage only, why not club together and share just one hold bag with any doubtful items in it?
*I was unfortunate to fly out on the morning the liquid bombs had been discovered on an overnight flight a few years ago. Talk about over reation and shutting the door after the horse had bolted! Security was the toughest I have ever encountered and they were being over zealous about everything.
Enjoy your trip.
What about tents in your bag? Would they be allowed since they have pegs?
The tent would be allowed the poles and pegs wouldn't.
I took a tent, inc. poles and pegs (I bought plastic ones from halfords) in my carry on luggage 4 years ago when I went to a festival in Austria - I had no problems with airport security.
Thanks all for info - it is just my daughter and I so we were hoping to get away with no hold luggage - probably wise to pack poles plus other dodgy items together and check them in! Dorine
Develop a severe limp and claim you need the poles for stability! Tape up spiky bits.
Taping up spiky bits will not prevent them seeing the spiky bits on the X-ray. You *will* have them confiscated.
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