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ChainMan 06-30-2009 12:01 PM

Air Travel Tips or Tricks with your DG Bag
 
I'm flying Friday and have never taken a disc golf bag on a commercial flight before so I'm wondering who has and what tips or tricks they might offer? Did you carry on, check it? Nightmares stories and good experiences welcomed!

mashnut 06-30-2009 12:11 PM

I've carried my bag on, as well as having loose discs in carry-ons and checked luggage. The worst that ever happened was having to open up the bag to show what they were. I guess the discs show up funny on the x-ray, but once the security people saw what they were there was no issue.

zenbot 06-30-2009 12:23 PM

I guess the only thing you can do is be prepared to explain what they are any why you have so many.

12StonesScott 06-30-2009 12:39 PM

Never traveled with my full bag, but I've taken a small messenger-type bag with a half-dozen discs along. Sometimes in carry-on, more often checked (don't travel with any discs I care that much about, so if I lose them, no big deal). Never had any problems.

bazillion 06-30-2009 12:42 PM

I usually carry a couple of discs in my checked luggage - I do have a funny story about the time I took a Bomb along in my carry-on ...

rikardob 06-30-2009 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by bazillion (Post 85086)
I usually carry a couple of discs in my checked luggage - I do have a funny story about the time I took a Bomb along in my carry-on ...

Feds are on the way. Locking your doors does nothing. They use angry bees through air vents now.

I would carry them on if it was all my good discs in my good bag. You could fit a bunch of personal stuff in the pockets too. No way I could cope with loosing my whole throwing collection and bag.

Ryan P. 06-30-2009 12:47 PM

Yeah, Carry-on or in the luggage, they are okay. like zenbot said though, be prepared to explain if you have to. Like bazillion probably had to with that Bomb. get it!!!!!! haha . . . . . . . okay so that was an awful joke.

scarpfish 06-30-2009 01:02 PM

Considering what some airlines are charging anymore to check a piece of luggage, and what a hassle dealing with carry on luggage is, I would carry as few as possible. If there's room, pack them inside of large ziplock bags inside your regular luggage so the TSA inspectors can check them easily.

You can damn near just buy discs where you're going a lot cheaper if they're available. Then ship them home the day before your return flight. I've always carried a flattened shipping box in my suitcase or bought one at my destination to send home souvenirs.

Hamilton 06-30-2009 01:03 PM

carry-on with quad straps is convenient...i've carried 20 in my bag and also put my other misc items in there too..no probs in three airports so far (Louisville, KC, Tulsa)...

bazillion 06-30-2009 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Ryan P. (Post 85092)
Yeah, Carry-on or in the luggage, they are okay. like zenbot said though, be prepared to explain if you have to. Like bazillion probably had to with that Bomb. get it!!!!!! haha . . . . . . . okay so that was an awful joke.

Not so bad, actually ... I had a layover and got to talking with one of the TSA guys. Turns out he plays disc golf, so after talking with him for a WHILE and getting pretty friendly, I said, "You know, I probably shouldn't tell you this but I've got a Bomb in my bag!"

Then I showed him and he told me never NEVER **NEVER** to do that again b/c part of the TSA training is a humor-ectomy.

Now I just leave that one in the car :)


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