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    Clipless shoes - airport problem?

    Anyone have any problems with bringing your riding shoes in a carry on bag at the airport? Any problems due to the metal cleats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trexnfx
    Anyone have any problems with bringing your riding shoes in a carry on bag at the airport? Any problems due to the metal cleats?

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    Not the shoes. I was asked to check a bag once because I had the pedals in a sock in my carry-on. The security person thought that heavy (Time) pedals in a sock could be used to bludgeon someone. I now pack my pedals in a checthrough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trexnfx
    Anyone have any problems with bringing your riding shoes in a carry on bag at the airport? Any problems due to the metal cleats?

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    The biggest hassle was pulling my shoes, and pedals out of my bag along with everything else so the 'security" folks could see why i set of the alarm...

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    Once I flew w/ my hydration pack as my carry on. Inside I had bike clothes, pedals, shoes, and pump. I had my pedals inside the shoes. They had no idea what was in the bag, two big metal things and a metal shaft (pump), no problem once I showed them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil.
    Once I flew w/ my hydration pack as my carry on. Inside I had bike clothes, pedals, shoes, and pump. I had my pedals inside the shoes. They had no idea what was in the bag, two big metal things and a metal shaft (pump), no problem once I showed them.

    I got stopped at Tampa w/a pedal wrench and a Cool Tool - they wouldnt' let me through the gate with them so I was forced to leave them behind. I was pretty pissed off...

    Pedals in a sock might be pushing it - cleats on shoes should be fine I'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trexnfx
    Anyone have any problems with bringing your riding shoes in a carry on bag at the airport? Any problems due to the metal cleats?

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    I've just flown round the world 1 1/4 times and apart from a stupid rude lady at Canadian Airlines, I've had no problems with my shoes in the carry on, or checking my bike in for free (except Canadian Airlines, who charged me for the bike).

    On a domestic flight in New Zealand I was told I couldnt take pedals, seat and a crank puller as carry on ... I thought it was funny, as I've heard of people being beaten to death by someones hands, yet never with a bicycle seat ... yet they allow you to take your hands onto the plane.

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    i don't see any reason why you should have problems your shoes and/or pedals, they may just ask to see them if they can't tell what they are on the xray belt. i can see why they might get nervous with tools, though.

    last weekend on the way to vegas my friend forgot to remove a diving knife from his duffle bag. they found it and told him he could a) donate it to the airport (comfiscate(sp?)) b) pay $5 and they would put it in a vault until he got back c) they escort him out of security with the knife and he goes to fedex and ships it to himself.
    he opted to fedex it to himself, and i thought it was weird that once they got out of the security gates they handed him the knife and let him go to fedex alone.

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