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I just purchased a helmet while visiting to inlaws and will be flying home soon. Need advice on if I should carry the box with me or if it would be alright if I packed it up in my suitcase with lots of clothes surrounding. Traveling with a two year old if that changes things.
 

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I'd check it. What with all the trigger happy TSA search Nazi's, anything that could be conceivably manipulated as a weapon or armor would be suspect. I wouldn't put it past one of those guys to imagine you could use a helmet as a battering device, or to protect your head when you decide to get in a struggle to take over the aircraft.

Just make sure you cram the inside of the helmet full of clothes and other soft stuff.
 

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Any time I've flown with a helmet, I took it as a carry-on. Luggage handlers can be pretty rough, and I wouldn't want my lid getting bounced around.

But I also have not taken one on a flight since before 9-11.
 

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Just say you're testing a new heads-up flying display.

Or when they ask you to take it off, start slapping the side of your head with your hand while saying "Wapner in 5 minutes..oh boy..." :D
 

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Huh....well I will be testing this out in a bit. I plan to carry on...we'll see. Guess I better get there early in case I have to check.
 

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CRAP! (Kin i say that here?)

Just called TSA...and pretty much a no go.
"Can I take a motorcycle helmet with me?"
"Oh, let me check, I don't know"
<muzak>
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"Sir, he said that it would be treated like a bowling ball, it could be heavy and used as a weapon. You might want to check it as it is up to the descretion of the inspector."

DANG!! I didn't bother to argue. I just happen to have a box with packing peanuts...will do that and check it. Sigh.
 

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CRAP! (Kin i say that here?)

Just called TSA...and pretty much a no go.
"Can I take a motorcycle helmet with me?"
"Oh, let me check, I don't know"
<muzak>
</muzak>
"Sir, he said that it would be treated like a bowling ball, it could be heavy and used as a weapon. You might want to check it as it is up to the descretion of the inspector."

DANG!! I didn't bother to argue. I just happen to have a box with packing peanuts...will do that and check it. Sigh.
LOL!

I could do more harm with my laptop, Ipod and a ball point pen than with a helmet.
 
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