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Old 10-15-2010, 03:24 PM
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Default Will the airlines allow a two piece fishing rod....

....to be carried on the plane?
It's a 7' (two piece) med action spinning rod.

I called the airline and follow the prompts and I got silence.
Old 10-15-2010, 03:33 PM
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I've carried them on many times with no hassle at all. Now hooks? Whole different story! Actually helps if you have a small PVC tube or other case for it.

That said, I actually had to get very rude at the airport one trip because they did not want to let me on the plane with my custom plastic-tip darts. Was playing in a dart tournament in Vegas. Went up the food chain until a supervisor was finally brought in and told Mr. Tough Guy TSA that because they have plastic tips, they were technically considered a "toy".

So... all depends on the day, the position of the moon and sun, and whether the TSA agent got any last night!
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Jeff, if you're still at Oyster Cove, stop by Anglers and ask them for a card board tube. They have tons of them. Lambert gave me one when I went to Florida, no problem.
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The one time I tried I was NOT allowed.
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
The one time I tried I was NOT allowed.
So what happened - did you lose it (the rod I mean )?
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Originally Posted by Menzies View Post
So what happened - did you lose it (the rod I mean )?
Luckily, it was a cheap rod that I had purchased on my trip and I merely put it in a garbage can. Had the reels and other stuff in my checked baggage.
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
Luckily, it was a cheap rod that I had purchased on my trip and I merely put it in a garbage can. Had the reels and other stuff in my checked baggage.
Seriously, while I complain about the airpines a lot, I usually never complain about TSA - I mean what a frickin' job to have to do.

But one thing that would really help them re customer service is to be consistent. This is one example, the other is shoes (soft soles/hard soles), belts, and a number of other examples.
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Originally Posted by Menzies View Post
Seriously, while I complain about the airpines a lot, I usually never complain about TSA - I mean what a frickin' job to have to do.

But one thing that would really help them re customer service is to be consistent. This is one example, the other is shoes (soft soles/hard soles), belts, and a number of other examples.
I only blame myself for my indicident. For all I know a fishing rod was something that was not allowed to be taken on a plane as a carry on. I just never took the time to check. I just showed up with my carry on bag and a fishing rod. They said the rod could not go on the plane. I said ok, and chucked it in the garbage can. Like I said, it was a cheapo rod so I wasn't upset.

I agree, people have a job to do. I respect that and do not give them a hard time. Only if they are clearly in the wrong would I speak up.

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