Taking a motorcycle helmet as hand luggage on a flight

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by DozynSLeepy, May 26, 2009.

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    DozynSLeepy Guest

    Anyone had any problems carrying a motorcycle helmet on as hand luggage
    on a flight recently?
    DozynSLeepy, May 26, 2009
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    zymurgy Guest

    Nope. as long as it all goes in 1 bag, they don't care ...

    zymurgy, May 26, 2009
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  3. Hey, did you get my email today?
    Beelzebub_on_Mac, May 26, 2009
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    zymurgy Guest

    To the Zym one ? I don't check that very often ...

    Will do so now ...

    zymurgy, May 26, 2009
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    SteveH Guest

    Haven't tried it yet, but, allegedly, as bike kit is PPE (assuming it's
    CE or BSI marked, I assume) - you can take it on top of your usual
    baggage allowance.
    SteveH, May 26, 2009
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    BGN Guest

    Check the T&Cs of the airline. Who are you travelling with and I'll
    have a check on Galileo or Amadeus tomorrow at work.

    A number of US Airlines, for example, permit you to take your hand
    baggage plus one 'personal item' which is often defined as a laptop,
    hand bag, cape, etc. (if it'll fit in the overheadd locket) and I
    assume your helmet could be defined as that.

    What's the airline and route you're travelling?
    BGN, May 26, 2009
  7. Makes no difference whether it's PPE or not. A couple of years ago,
    they had a bit of a clamp down suddenly on the size of hand baggage
    allowed and I was forced to put my helmet in my check-in baggage or
    else not get on the flight. I had to beg bubble wrap from the
    information desk, who did the best they could, bless them.

    I was not a happy Beelzebub and wished plagues of nasties upon them.
    Beelzebub_on_Mac, May 26, 2009
  8. Yes it was, but no worries as it wasn't anything exciting. Today was
    a slow day at work...
    Beelzebub_on_Mac, May 26, 2009
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    Tosspot Guest

    Nope, but it might not fit the overhead locker depending on A/C type.

    Oh, btw, when you get a funny look from the security droids, tell them
    you're a nervous flyer...
    Tosspot, May 26, 2009
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    DozynSLeepy Guest

    Easyjet Edinburgh to Bristol.
    DozynSLeepy, May 26, 2009
  11. No. Did it loads of times in the 1980s, on bike launches. OK, so not
    recent, but I don't see why things should have changed.

    Oh yeah, and I brought back my helmet as hand luggage after the Tenere
    died on the way back from the Elefant, didn't I?
    The Older Gentleman, May 26, 2009
  12. Wear it on board and call it a hat.
    The Older Gentleman, May 26, 2009
  13. Bimey. Sleazyjet didn't bat an eyelid, in January.
    The Older Gentleman, May 26, 2009
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    BGN Guest

    slEasyJet don't list on GDS as they're charter. They're also fucking
    awful. Ring 'em and ask them. They'll probably want to charge you to
    go to the loo.
    BGN, May 26, 2009
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    SteveH Guest

    TAP Air Portugal played up about helmets at Faro airport a few years
    ago. Because I was also carrying a rucksack.

    Katie wasn't carrying anything other than her helmet, so I just tied the
    2 helmet bags together, making it a single piece of hand luggage.

    They let us through, but weren't happy about it.
    SteveH, May 26, 2009
  16. Like I said, Easyjet Munich to Stansted didn't have a problem.
    The Older Gentleman, May 26, 2009
  17. Or go by my experience, now repeated a few times in this thread.
    The Older Gentleman, May 26, 2009
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    Andy Bonwick Guest

    Not recently but I have in the past been told that a crash helmet
    counted as my one piece of hand luggage and if I wanted to take
    something else as hand luggage the helmet had to go in the hold.
    Andy Bonwick, May 26, 2009
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    ginge Guest

    Nut anyone that argues. Post the results here.
    ginge, May 26, 2009
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    Andy Bonwick Guest

    Try it and see what happens. Flying from Luton with Easyjet it had to
    go as hold luggage but flying back I got away with it being hand
    luggage. My view was that a holdall with a weekends worth of clutter
    was less likely to be damaged than a £300 crash helmet so the holdall
    went on the carousel and the helmet went with me.
    Andy Bonwick, May 26, 2009
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