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CO-2 on an airplane(9 posts)

CO-2 on an airplanePaulCL
May 27, 2003 5:43 AM
I know I'm not allowed to take it on board. But I will need some when I hit my endpoint (colorado). I carried it onboard a few years ago, but buried in my dop kit within my suitcase. I wouldn't be dumb enough to hold them on my carry-on...

My question...I haven't flown since before 9/11. Do I give up the idea of carrying a couple canisters in my dop kit?? Do they actually check?? Or just bag the whole idea and hope I can buy a few when I touch down. I just don't want to have to either search for a LBS or bum some from a stranger.

Thanks. Paul
Buy 'em when you arrive...Dave Hickey
May 27, 2003 5:57 AM
Don't take the chance. Even checked bags are screened. It's not worth the risk. Buy them when you get there. Denver has a bike shop on almost very corner.
You will want to buy when you arrive...msmootsiemartin
May 27, 2003 6:35 AM
Last Feb., we had some cartridges removed from our seat bags(checked our bikes). Did not know that we couldn't take them with us. If you will let me know where you will be in Colorado, I can try to recommend a shop for you.

re: CO-2 on an airplanemtber
May 27, 2003 7:14 AM
I just flew from Denver to Ontario, CA with my CO2 in my bike box. At Denver they (United) only open/xray ~1/8 of the checked bags, and my stuff was not opened. At Ontario, they opened/xrayed 100% of the bags but did not feel like lifting my bike box onto the xray machine, so my stuff got through intact. My friend's bag was opened, however, and she lost an aerosol can of T9 lube, but they didn't notice the CO2 cartridges. Go figure. I would say pack'em in your checked baggage and if they take them, then you will have to buy more. Don't put them in your carry on, though. Good luck.
re: CO-2 on an airplanefirstrax
May 27, 2003 7:38 AM
Ship them UPS ground a to your final destination a week before. Most hotels will be happy to accept packages for you. Just let them know ahead.
Please. They let me walk on with scissors and a razor blade.Kristin
May 27, 2003 7:43 AM
I guess it depends on what airport you're using. But don't be under the impression that our sky's are suddenly now safe.
I always had you pegged for a terrorist typePaulCL
May 27, 2003 9:35 AM
Yup...we caught you by your own admission. Carrying lethal weapons like scissors and razor blades. That reminds me...I'd better get that finger nail clipper out of my dop kit before I fly.

I think I'll put the CO2's in my dop kit. Worst case scenario: they open it up and throw them away. No big deal.

Thanks. Paul
I had no problem last year with CO2...biknben
May 27, 2003 8:19 AM
I flew last year with CO2 in my checked bag. Didn't even think about it till now. They (security) didn't seem to mind.

OTOH, they stopped me because of a set of allen wrenches and a cable cutter.
re: CO-2 on an airplaneastrobiker
May 27, 2003 7:41 PM
I just travelled - sent a couple of cartridges through the postal service to the hotel I was going to. Worked fine - the post office doesn't care. When I got there and unpacked my bags, I found a cartridge I had inadvertently left in a Camelback - it had gone through the screening just fine. Put them all in the bike box for the trip home with no problems.

Just to be on the safe side, I recommend just mailing them to yourseld at your destination.