/ Easyjet - Walking Poles as Cabin Baggage?
Am going out to the Alps for a couple of weeks walking in September. Travelling light, so cabin baggage only. Has anyone ever taken walking poles as cabin baggage on an Easyjet flight?
Your issue will be getting through security and nobody can tell you for certain whether that will work or not. Easyjet have no influence over the security checkpoint and it will depend partly on the decisions of the individual staff on the checkpoint.
> Your issue will be getting through security and nobody can tell you for certain whether that will work or not. Easyjet have no influence over the security checkpoint and it will depend partly on the decisions of the individual staff on the checkpoint.
I've got the same problem next month going to Spain. So I've asked a friend who flies the route regularly to ask security each time he goes what is their attitude to walking poles? So far he's had one no, two no problems, and one who said OK so long as they are folding ones! All those who said ok insist they should have rubber covers on the tips.
So it seems, probably ok, but if you meet Mr No, then you run the risk of losing them or gong back to check them in.
Nothing to do with easyJet and everything to do with the airport.
Liverpool apparently confiscated gas stoves without cannister in case of left over gas!!!
Email the airport and ask them. I imagine it will be no due to pointy bits.
Might be easier and cheapest price to buy a pair when you arrive and leave them at a charity shop. Or post yours to your accommodation.
Which airport ?
me too. i looked into it - not permitted, but EJ do a hands free option at the airport (£5) that lets you put your cabin baggage in the hold (so pointy things, liquids etc allowed)
They used to do that for nowt, it just wasn't really promoted.
But anyway - my view on airport security is that if you can't afford to lose it and it's even *vaguely* dodgy, don't bother. If they're ten quid poles that you can risk binning, by all means try it (but make sure the rubber ends are on). If they're proper Lekis, I wouldn't bother.
TBH I always consider a hold bag part of the cost of a flight anyway. It's so much easier.
I'd have thought the first issue is getting them under 56cm long...
Fair chance you'll lose them at security. Post them to your hotel in advance?
Walking/hiking poles are specifically listed by Easyjet as a prohibited item for cabin baggage.
I always bite the bullet and check them in- don't want to lose my nice Black Diamond z-folding pair
> Nothing to do with easyJet and everything to do with the airport.
> Liverpool apparently confiscated gas stoves without cannister in case of left over gas!!!
This is standard even in hold bags, apparently residual traces of gas can set off explosive detectors in the baggage handling. I normally blow through my gas stove then pack it in the middle of climbing hardware to obscure the x Ray
That's a good shout - my phones on Three so I got it for nothing as well!
Thanks for all the thoughts guys - I've gone for the EJ hands-free option, not going to risk losing my poles.
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