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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2015
    Virginia
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    Traveling with your metal detector.

    Have anyone ever traveled by commercial airline with there metal detectors? Flying to Florida for a week and wanting to do some beach hunting while I'm there and wondering if anyone has ever checked there metal detectors.

  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2009
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    Sure, break it down, put it in your checked luggage surrounded by clothes for padding.

  3. #3

    Jun 2007
    Minnesota
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    I would break it down and out the coil and electronics in your carry one, and remainder in your checked bags. Things do get taken sometimes from checked bags but only part of a detector isn't that interesting to thieves.
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”

    Thomas Jefferson

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2015
    Virginia
    Whites Coin Master. Garrett AT Gold, Garrett Ace 350
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    Thanks guys. I planned on taking it in my carry-on. I'll just treat it like my computer

  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2014
    Northern California
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    Lol I was gonna ask the same thing, looks like I get to go to Florida too and wanted to bring my detector along. I figured I could bring the electronics along but wasn't sure about the rod.

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    CincinnatiKid

    Nov 2013
    Cincinnati Ohio
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    Be sure to notify airline ✈.
    Peace ✌

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2009
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    You don't need to notify anyone of anything! It's a detector, not a firearm.

  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2014
    Western Pa
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    i just got back from florida vacation with detector.

    broke down detector and put in my checked baggage between my clothes.
    worked perfect. pinpointer and scoop also.

    flew u.s. airways, all was good.

    really enjoyed hunting the beach down there. get out a daylight before the crowds.

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2015
    Saline MI
    Garret Ace 250 and garret pinpointer (original)
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    Just as above, I broke mine down and put it in my checked bag padded by my clothes. Pinpointer too, no problems at all.

    A chance not taken is a wasted opportunity

  10. #10
    ie
    Sep 2010
    France
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    Hi-

    Put mine in checked luggage on a ryanair flight to France last June.
    As we were boarding the customs appeared and called my name.
    I had to walk ten minutes to a customs shed and there was my suitcase spread over a table.
    It had shown up on the x ray, and between that and the fold up shovel must have looked very sketchy.
    They knew there was no problem and let me pack up and Leave.
    By this time my flight had left. No chance of a refund from Ryanair, so I had to pay another 260e to get another flight-- 46 hours
    later to the wrong city, followed by a six hour wait for a four hour train journey home.

    Two days sitting in an airport gave me plenty of time to decide to just take it in carry on from now on.
    Just a cautionary tale. Having said that, Murphy always seems to follow me around airports!!!
    The body wants to go back in time, the heart lives for today and the mind thinks about the future.

 

 

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