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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
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    Should I FedX or bring detector and long handle scoop on plane

    Hi.i would enjoy trying to water hunt in South Beach,,California,,Caribbean,,Hawaii someday when conditions improve,,Is it best to ship by FedX to the hotel or what’s required to bring them with you while flying

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    Apr 2011
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    Get a 2 piece scoop and put in your suitcase.
    If you are traveling like that the cost of a 2 piece scoop should not be an issue.
    CASPER-2 and Davers like this.

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    "Call me ArfieBoy"

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    I used to hand-carry my metal detectors on the airplane when I flew to Mexico and Hawaii. But that was before 9-11 and al the restrictions since then, so I don't really know anymore with all that. Then, I never had any problems.
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    Apr 2011
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    You can carry your detector in a carry on, It will be treated as a laptop you will have to take it out of your bag and put it through the scanner. The rods and scoop have to be in checked luggage.
    Once I had to turn my detector on to show it worked. Another time I carried my weight belt in my carry on with 8lbs of lead as my checked bag was at max weight, I had to leave either the lead or the belt as together it could be used as a weapon, I left the lead and took the belt.
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim in MA View Post
    You can carry your detector in a carry on, It will be treated as a laptop you will have to take it out of your bag and put it through the scanner. The rods and scoop have to be in checked luggage.
    Once I had to turn my detector on to show it worked. Another time I carried my weight belt in my carry on with 8lbs of lead as my checked bag was at max weight, I had to leave either the lead or the belt as together it could be used as a weapon, I left the lead and took the belt.
    dont cost much to rent weights from dive shop - call or email one ahead
    ive found dive weights in mexico and had to leave behind
    Jim in MA likes this.
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
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    17468 times
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    Honorable Mentions (5)
    2 piece RTG scoop

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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
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    For the excal2 can the lith..battery stay on the dettctor

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    us
    Apr 2011
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    I dont know the size of your battery, this may help.
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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
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    Jim In Ma. Thanks. To travel with a detector is something that I would love to do

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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
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    Casper-2. Thanks I have to start saving now to get all these supplies ,It seems I better be well equipped to travel

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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
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    Thanks. ArfieBoy it will be quite a experience to travel with a detector

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    Jan 2007
    Cape Cod, Massachuestts
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    Check local laws and enjoy your vacation.
    NOTE:
    Jamaica bans metal detectors of all kinds to be brought onto the island. Two of us traveling had all our detecting gear confiscated at customs at the airport. On the day we left it took over an hour to get our equipment back to pack before the custom agents escorted us and our gear to the flight check in where the airline rep. had to sign that the bags were into the security area and could not be retrieved until we claimed our bags when back in the good old USA. It made for a not so fun in the sun vacation. On my next trip to Jamaica I was specifically asked about metal detecting equipment, which that time I had none, learned my lesson the first time and glad I did.

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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
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    WaterWalker,,,Thank You for your advice,,I now know to check the laws and am glad to hear you got your equipment back,,

 

 

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