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#1 bfdc

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

trying to distribute my packing and was wondering if the TSA folks would view ULCS double ball arms and clamps as an issue?

thx in advance

#2 MortenHansen

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

I never had issues, done lots of flights between europe-asia and asia-australia with a bunch of different airlines.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

Same here, clamps and arms have never been an issue.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

Agree with the above posters... ULCS arms and clamps always in the carry-on and never had an issue.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

I have never had a problem. Used to get my carry on bag with housing, strobes, camera, etc, stopped everytime. But haven't even had the bag pulled. Inthink they are used to seeing these items in h carry ons. I do put my tools in the checked bag however.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

Kirk is right to put all the tools in the bag that goes in the belly of the plane. Even the very small ones. I seem to forget on the way home for some reason and they always pull my jewelers screwdrivers and allen wrenches out at the xray machine. I think I'm on my fourth set. I blame it on the rum.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

thx for that heads up...I knew about the more "dangerous looking" tools - [though I am told by a buddy recently coming out of Cayman that they seem to pass on diving scissors for some reason (blunt edge?) but took his crescent wrench and others] -- , but I was about to put my single hex wrench in my think tank carryon, but I guess I will pass now. Sheesh....will they pull my plastic Sea and Sea tool to pull o-rings as well? only sort of ;-)

Edited by bfdc, 21 January 2013 - 07:12 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

I have a Sears tool bag, that I put all my camera and dive gear tools and then check that bag in a larger bag o go into the belly of the plane. I have the Sea and sea plastic oring tool as well and it is stowed in my Think Tank carry on bag. It have never been pulled!

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:45 AM

I just had my allen wrench set and wrench "removed" (= stolen) from my checked bag on a Bali-HK-LA trip.

Minor loss compared to the theft of my Passport on the flight from LA to HK...


Edited by DocTock, 16 June 2013 - 07:45 AM.

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