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    Jason

    Jul 2012
    Idaho
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    Airline carry on bag.

    Just made a trip out to Florida to do some hunting and I thought I share my carry on backpack. I see this question posted quite often. I have flown all of the commercial airlines domestic and internationally with this setup. I have only been checked twice. Oakland international checked my ATX battery packs and gave me the all clear. Tampa Bay international checked my backpack, because I forgot to take out a water bottle. That was it out of 15 years of flying to treasure hunt. If I go out of the US, I take just the Equinox with the stock coil. Just to many variables or gray areas with laws outside of the US. I pack my stealth scoop with a homemade travel handle in my checked bag.

    Happy hunting and find lots of treasures.

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    Last edited by Ugly J; Aug 07, 2021 at 11:25 PM.
    Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
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    .Hopefully in the future when conditions improve I would like to bring a excal2 along and should I bring the coil..pod and battery and manual carry on and check the shaft and scoop

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    Jason

    Jul 2012
    Idaho
    E trac X-1, SEF 8x6 Excalibur II Equinox 800 ATX AT pro White's 5900 Dipro
    15
    32 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by billb View Post
    .Hopefully in the future when conditions improve I would like to bring a excal2 along and should I bring the coil..pod and battery and manual carry on and check the shaft and scoop
    Just watching them loading and unloading baggage is all it takes for me. I carry all the MD parts in my carry on backpack. I even carry on my full size Anderson shaft too. I just put a cane tip on the end and they never question it. I modify my stock shaft to fit, just in case I need to take it and leave the Anderson at home. My scoop and handle goes in my checked baggage.Click image for larger version. 

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    Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
    Thomas A. Edison

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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
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    Jason. Thanks for the privilege of your time and well said...
    Someday taking a detector along on vacation perhaps will allow me to return home with more value

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ugly J View Post
    Just watching them loading and unloading baggage is all it takes for me. I carry all the MD parts in my carry on backpack. I even carry on my full size Anderson shaft too. I just put a cane tip on the end and they never question it. I modify my stock shaft to fit, just in case I need to take it and leave the Anderson at home. My scoop and handle goes in my checked baggage.Click image for larger version. 

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    Be careful on any long items that could be used as a weapon. 24" Shaft items may qualify. There is interpretations in TSA rules and there is even more issues if you fly international. I always recommend taking coils, electronics and small items in carry-on and anything club size and bigger in checked bags.
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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
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    midalake. I hope someday to travel to a beautiful place
    Take care
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    my carry on
    i pack 2 CZ21s - upper rods go in suit case
    a mask & snorkel
    pair of dive boots
    pair of gloves
    finds pouch
    bathing suit
    a towel
    and a shirt for the water
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    16,812
    18760 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    my suit case - with other essentials - my GF will bring all our clothes in another
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
    Excalibur2,,silver sabre
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    Casper-2 very nice information also. All we need now is safer conditions

  10. #10
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    Jul 2014
    Wisconsin
    Garrett AT PRO, Minelab Equinox 800, Garrett Ace 350, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT
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    I have flown on numerous commercial airlines & cruises with detecting gear and the only one I had a carry-on problem with was with Frontier which did not allow rechargeable batteries or encased battery like on the Equinox as a carry-on. I also took my smaller sand scoop on the cruises as I saw ship security confiscate a larger scoop from some poor guy who was upset.
    My advice is to check with your airline or cruise ship prior to the trip as each company has their own rules.
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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
    Excalibur2,,silver sabre
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    NowandThenTreasures. Thanks also for the advice..after driving 100 miles a day for twenty five years assembling medical devices that saves lives I finally have some time to fly somewhere but my doctor recommends not to

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    Jun 2006
    Out in the hills near wherendaheckarwe
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    Me being me, I've wanted to tell some TSA guy "It's for locating IED's, got any?" Just haven't gotten the chance.
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    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

    I think I know what my last words will be....
    "Hold my beer and watch this!"

    Famous last words "Wow! Is that a meteor?"

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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
    Excalibur2,,silver sabre
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    2252 times
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    Yes I worked with a person who used to live near Cambodia..They still use detectors to search for land mines..He has seen parts of cows in trees from stepping on them..

 

 

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