[Cdt-l] Trekking poles on airplanes

Ron ronyon at comcast.net
Thu Mar 28 05:27:12 CDT 2013

I hear the rules are changing on small pocket knives and hiking poles. However, checking your whole bag is easier as it avoids any hassle TSA might have over your gear. At SW airline, they place my pack, poles and all, in a thick plastic bag for me. It was in perfect condition with I arrived. 

When my wife and I fly to Spain in may to hike the Camino de Santiago, we plan on carryin on our packs, but checking our knives and hiking poles in a box. Worst case if they get lost is jus buying new knives and hiking poles.


On Mar 28, 2013, at 12:07 AM, "Doug Carlson" <doug-sue at centurylink.net> wrote:

> Getting back from Albuquerque to Phoenix, my best option would be to fly. It has been some time since I have taken a backpack on a plane.  If I pack it tight it could be a carry on.  What about trekking poles- are they allowed as carryon or will I have to check my pack?
> Pack is 24"- 26" long.  Poles would be secured on the side.
> Comments?
> Getting to Deming is no problem- straight shot over on Amtrak from Tucson.  I can't get a train out on Sunday, March 31 though, so will head out on Monday, April 1. 
> Keith, I can spend the night in Deming in the Motel 6 and then get an early start on Tuesday.  I am going to strip my gear down and go for a 3 day trip from the Border back to Deming.
> I walk slow but I can go all day!  Early morning until sunset. 
> I need to be in Mimbres before April 17- I am planning on being there in Mimbres around the 15th of April.   4/5 days after that I should be at Doc Campbell's store.  9/10 days after that at Pie Town.
> 1 day at Jordon Hot Springs.
> enough for now.
> Trekking poles on planes?  Yes or no?
> -Trew
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