Got another travel question for you all. What's the policy as far as fishing lures and hooks on carry-on's? I looked on the TSA website and they never really gave a definitive answer, just that "large hooks" needed to be sheathed, and small flies were ok. That's mostly a worthless answer: I'd consider a saltwater hook for sharks as large, but they might think the hooks on my KVD square bill are "large". Anybody have some knowledge about this? Appreciate it ya'll
Lures And Hooks On Carry-On?
Posted May 22 2013 - 03:46 PM
If I were you, I would either call them for verification or put them in a checked bag. I would hate to see them throw those nice KVD squarebills into the trash can.
Posted May 22 2013 - 03:55 PM
Posted May 22 2013 - 04:24 PM
I just flew on the 18th. Checked bag only. Can bring your reels as carry on and I had a few bags of soft plastics also.
Well that sounds like it settles it
Posted May 22 2013 - 06:03 PM
When I flew on AirTran they designated hooks and lures with hooks as "dangerous" and therefore can be put in a checked bag but not in your carry on. I took all my reels in my carry on though and soft plastics are fine as well.
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Posted May 22 2013 - 06:18 PM
not sure about carry on but if you have a checked bag just put them in there
Posted May 22 2013 - 09:49 PM
Posted May 22 2013 - 11:05 PM
This might not help but what I do for tournaments sometimes is ship my TW order to the hotel or campground office etc. That way I can have my bait there when I get there instead of waiting for it to be shipped home. Other wise I would check the bait in my luggage.
Posted May 23 2013 - 04:23 AM
I go back and fourth to Texas with plastics and a few pounds of hooks/jigs in my personal/carry on bag.
Got tackle through Delta, United and US Air already.
Posted May 25 2013 - 01:04 AM
I just flew Delta last week and carried on my tackle bag with all my worm hooks up to 6/0 and big swimbaits with large trebles like a Mattlures hardbass and other than scanning and digging through my bag a lot I didn't have any problems.
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell
Posted May 25 2013 - 07:38 AM
Well on the contrary, I have had problems with hooks in my carry on. I have packed them in my checked baggage from then on!
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Posted May 25 2013 - 10:29 PM