Oct 21, 2012, 09:03 PM
Traveling w/ a MD
Has anyone ever traveled with their MD? I maybe be hitting the beach and was wondering if anyone has flown with their MD? As a carry on? Or a checked bag? Any advice would be very helpful. From traveling for work as a general rule I don't check bags. But is it realistic to think I could pack it for a carry on?
Oct 21, 2012 09:03 PM
Oct 21, 2012, 09:13 PM
I fly with mine 3/4 times a year to different Caribbean islands and I always check it thru, pack it well and never have had a single problem in over 15 years, love to take it with me, clear, calm water, sandy beaches,
never come home empty handed......would love to take it to Europe when I go but that I'm not sure about but no problem with the islands.
don't bend over in the garden granny, them taters got eyes
Oct 22, 2012, 04:23 PM
Since you can't take all your other gear in your carry on anyway, I just check the detector and related stuff (digging tool, probe, pinpointer, etc). I pack it in an old hardside suitcase with lots of padding. They'll open the case at security so don't leave a bunch of little items laying loose inside or it will spill all over the place. Put small things like batteries, spare parts, and tools, inside a ziplock.
Oct 22, 2012, 05:21 PM
Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!
I have flown several times with metal detectors. I put it into a hard gun case. The two times I took one to "the Islands", I took it on as carry-on. It must fit in the overhead or under the seat. TTC
God, gold, and guns! Glenn Beck
Oct 22, 2012, 10:05 PM
Thanks for the replies. I'll plan on getting a hard shell case. Depending on the sizes of the parts I may be able to carry it on..but if I need to check it, I'll be sure to get padding and perhaps an organizer for the accessories. Thanks again..
Oct 23, 2012, 08:07 AM
I use the White's Compact Hardcase and is approx: 21"L X 7.5"W X 15"H. It already has the padding in with cut outs for your machine and extras. Most machines will fit in it and it easily stores in the overhead. Although it is heavily padded I still take as a carry on because I don't want it handled the way they handle luggage.
Oct 23, 2012, 03:39 PM
What do you do with your digging tool(s) and probe? They won't let take those in your carry-on. The last time I tried to take the detector in carry-on, they said NO. They said the upper and/or lower shaft could be used as a weapon. My arguement that laptops and snowboards could be used the same way fell on deaf ears.
Oct 24, 2012, 08:25 AM
I had no problems putting my trowel and pinpoiner in the case. Went thru security (Southwest) just fine. I called Southwest before I left to ask what I need to do and what was allow and not allowed. All they said was it just needs to fit into the overhead and they gave me the minimum size requirements. If your airline won't allow then just mail them to your location or purchase another digging tool when you get there. The only problem I had was on the return trip at security. I found a lot of silver, wheats and indian head coins and had them in a baggie in my case. Also in there was an old rusty knife with pearl handles. That was the only think I had to check in my baggage. I couldn't believe it and even showed them the blades were rusted shut and could not be opened but I still had to check it or leave behind. If it didn't have the pearl sides I would have left it.
Originally Posted by cudamark
Oct 25, 2012, 03:26 AM
I had a similar experience when I tried to take an old rusty cap gun in my carry-on. The head of security acted like I was a terrorist trying to take over the plane. Everyone else around him was doing their best to keep from busting up laughing! I mean the gun was one big rusted up lump for goodness sake! When are they going to start using some common sense? Treasurehound, you live in Morristown? I used to have some inlaws there! Never did any detecting there however.....wish I had!
Oct 25, 2012, 07:11 AM
Some great hunting here. Lot of civil war activity and lots of 1700's to 1800's sites to hunt.
Originally Posted by cudamark
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