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  1. Utopian

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    I read some different experiences on carrying on props. What's everyone's experience? Do they give you a hard time for carrying on the props?
     
  2. tcope

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    Been on 8 or so flights. Never any problem with TSA. I'd say less worry than a pen.
     
  3. Utopian

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    Thanks! When you go through security do you usually take out the batteries from the bag before hand or do you leave them in the bag?
     
  4. CThruU

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    I checked mine just in case, but I had a lot of clothing in checked bags for a 2 week trip. As noted in the other thread, you never know what the next TSA agent will do. If your goal is to carry on everything, have a backup plan.
     
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  5. CThruU

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    Leave everything in. TSA will decide whether or not to inspect the contents.
     
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  6. tcope

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    Everything stays right in the bag. You only need to remove laptops. However, these days I use pre-TSA. So very nice! :)

    I agree, you'd think if you need to remove a laptop that they would have you do something with the done. But they don't.
     
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  7. Reginald Thomas

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    I agree, same TSA experiences.


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    I've never seen any reported issues with props in carry-on.
    The airport security check people are only looking for dangerous items like nail clippers and screwdrivers.
    If it's not on their list of prohibited items, you're good to go.
     
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  9. Utopian

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    I am just trying to travel with as little hassle as possible until i get the Global Entry status in a few months. That should make the travel much easier.
     
  10. Reginald Thomas

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    Pre TSA enrollment is another attractive option.


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    Hi there, I just got off of a plane yesterday from the west coast to the east coast. No issue with TSA or the airline that I flew with. When though security without a hitch. Drone was in my drone backpack as a carry-on.

    A week before my trip, I when to the airport to talk to two TSA agent about taking a drone through security, they said no restriction. I asked about full charge batteries and half charged, no restriction they said. They were more interested in my P4, how long does it fly for? Do I need a license to fly the drone? Told them that I was a drone hobbyist, got a FAA hobbyist certificate thought FAA site.

    Happy flying!
     
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  12. darbyhouse

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    You put your batteries or props in the checked bags....?


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  13. Utopian

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    Thanks for sharing your experience. I definitely feel more comfortable now.
     
  14. Utopian

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    Quick question, were you able to carry on a regular luggage and drone backpack at the same time?
     
  15. Suewho

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    Yes, carry on size, I had 2 carry on backpacks on my trip , my drone backpack when on the over head compartment and my other backpack was under the seat . Go to your flight web site, there will tell you the size of carry on.
    Hope this helps


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    I had regular check in bags too, had to go to baggage carousel too. One check in bag and two carry on,
    Happy flying
     
  16. CThruU

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    Props. Subject line of the thread.
     
  17. Suewho

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    Nope, all drone gear in carry on. No drone in check in


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