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Regs in checked airline luggage

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by masterdon, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. masterdon

    masterdon Garibaldi

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    Hello, I am new to ScubaBoard and this is my first post. My wife and I have made an annual dive trip to the Carib for the past eleven years. We have always hand carried our regs. Question: I recently won a Pelican dive case. Is there any reason that the regs could not be placed in the case with the checked luggage?
     
  2. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    Welcome to the board.

    The best reason I know of not to put them in checked luggage is the possibility of them dissappearing, never to be seen again....and the airline could care less. I never put anything of value in checked baggage. My regs and my camera is always carry on, they can have my dirty underware.
     
  3. Scuba65

    Scuba65 Manta Ray

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    First of all welcome to the board! 2nd. of all I wouldn't check them in. I always carry mine on also along with any camera equipment, you don't want to risk having them stolen or something happening to them. carry them on.
     
  4. StingRob

    StingRob Barracuda

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    I would always carry the regs and camera with me I don't like surprises...

    Robert
     
  5. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

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    If you check them, you need to declare the value of them. Otherwise I think the airline pays based on the weight of the luggage and a max value of either a few hundred to $1200. 2 regulators with computers on them can easily run more thatn $1200.

    Bottom line, Carry on.
     
  6. Spratman

    Spratman Loggerhead Turtle

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    Greetings and welcome to the board, Masterdon!

    I'm glad you asked this question, since I'm heading down there in Nov. Do the TSA give you any problems carrying a reg and computer? Those idiots hassle you for anything as it is.....

    Jack
     
  7. 500 PSI

    500 PSI Barracuda

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    I always carry reg & mask on board. However the bag is always checked closely by security and sometimes I am taken aside and questioned about why, where were you going, what is it and so on. Be ready to answer questions. But I have the equipment in my possession.
     
  8. El Orans

    El Orans ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hello Don,
    welcome (Scub)aBoard! :balloon
    Laurens
     
  9. Lil' Irish Temper

    Lil' Irish Temper Solo Diver

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  10. RTodd

    RTodd Manta Ray

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    I always check them and often travel with 4 or more regs. Losing them is a risk, but relatively low. If by Pelican case you mean one of the large ones that holds all of your gear, be careful since they are so heavy and tend to put you over weight restrictions.
     

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