Flying and TSA?



  • @juts Absolutely! It's funny how certain things preoccupy the powers that be.... (Btw, I'm on the ground in Calgary!)



  • I'm definitely not saying that you can, but I flew three each padded with towels in separate roller duffels round trip from MN to FL about a month ago, happened to be on Delta although I was more worried about TSA than the airline itself.

    No permission was asked or granted, and we received no comments or questions at the airport. My experience only, of course you'll have to decide for yourself...



  • @jlinn So jelly. I'm just terrified to risk it.



  • @hustle If they tried to confiscate my Onewheel, I definitely wouldn't just let them take it and then get on the plane like Casey did! I'd say, well I guess I'm not flying just yet, and take my OW to the nearest FedEx to ship it home!

    But I guess Casey knows Boosted will just send him a new board, anyway.



  • @thegreck, I suppose that's the difference between a BB and OW guy (or girl). We will leave no OW behind...

    Casy's vlogs can be a little dramatic but they're still very entertaining.



  • Plus he gets most of his gear for free so no real sweat off his back..



  • @westcoastr just 3 hours South of me and a few more riders. A few live down in Calgary too



  • @juts Made it to Banff, where I met up with my OW and had a good ride with my friend. Looking forward to more tomorrow. It was so good to have another OneWheeler with me! Too bad you're not closer.



  • @westcoastr yea the closest I'll be is red deer on monday



  • I bought my OW in LA in June and got back to my country without any issues.. I knew TSA would confiscate my board so I had to disassemble it and separate it in three different bags. The wheel and tire in one bag, rails and controller in other bag, battery pack in hand luggage. I took care to wrap the battery in a sealed plastic bag as requested by the airliner. I covered the OW logo with duck tape and flattened the tire (no pressured devices allowed in bags). Back at home, I opened the bag with the wheel, there was a TSA inspection note inside, they checked my bag but did not confiscate anything.
    It's really a pain in the ass to disassemble the board, I'll never do it again.
    I'm hoping for a solution from FM .. OWing is a must when visiting other countries.. we really need green passes in airplanes



  • Well played @marcelo!!



  • @marcelo said in Flying and TSA?:

    I bought my OW in LA in June and got back to my country without any issues.. I knew TSA would confiscate my board so I had to disassemble it and separate it in three different bags. The wheel and tire in one bag, rails and controller in other bag, battery pack in hand luggage. I took care to wrap the battery in a sealed plastic bag as requested by the airliner. I covered the OW logo with duck tape and flattened the tire (no pressured devices allowed in bags). Back at home, I opened the bag with the wheel, there was a TSA inspection note inside, they checked my bag but did not confiscate anything.
    It's really a pain in the ass to disassemble the board, I'll never do it again.
    I'm hoping for a solution from FM .. OWing is a must when visiting other countries.. we really need green passes in airplanes

    I'm so jealous I didn't think of this. I ended up paying around $320 for shipping and $400 in import fees/customs even though I had owned and rode the board for 8 months before shipping it here after I moved (shouldn't have had to pay). They basically confiscated it at the border and told me to either pay or hire a lawyer. for $720 I happily would have taken the time to disassemble it had I thought of that.


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