|By Larry Wasko (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 10:52 am:|
I understand that there can be hassles with airport security when trying to bring your second stage regs and consoles on board as carry-on.
|By Darryl Vleeming (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #249) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 11:00 am:|
There's no problem. In the northern part of NA I usually have to explain what it is, but its never been a big issue. The worst thing thats happened is a security agent asked me to turn on the reg. . .
|By Cynde Loo Hoo (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #9996) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 2:00 pm:|
Larry, agree with Darryl...we always carry our regs on with us (mostly because if our luggage is lost we have our own regs)...but we have never had problems, even recently with all the security increases...they may ask you to open the bag up and see it...Darryl..."turn on the reg" did you laugh (to yourself?)
|By Martin de Weger (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2979) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 2:24 pm:|
Never had any problems and always bring my reg. on board...
|By herman mowery (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #257) on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 4:25 pm:|
We always carry ours on. The last trip was 3 weeks ago to Fla. They rarely even look at our carry on's twice. Occasionally I get asked if it's a dive reg, when I answer yes, TSA passes it on.
|By Larry Wasko (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 12:24 pm:|
Thanks for the feedback everyone. It is our plan to carry-on the regs but just wanted to make sure there were no hassles. We're leaving Saturday, 1/10 and can't wait. Now if I can only avoid getting a cold or the flu.
|By John Carter (BonaireTalker - Post #22) on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 - 10:11 am:|
I have always carried my regulator & gauges because I was taught( many years ago) that the pressure levels in the cargo hold could affect both and possibly cause the regulator to free flow and the gauges(depth) to be inaccurate. Never had any problems with security.
|By Daniel Senie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #275) on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 - 7:40 am:|
John, you were actually taught wrong. The airplane fuselage is a pressure vessel. When at altitude, the pressure inside is much higher than outside. Pressurizing only the upper 1/2 of a cylinder would result in significant structural problems (imagine the floor bowing down in the middle).
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