Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Racket Storage For Travel

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by david07, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. david07

    david07 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Toronto
    I know this had been discussed before, but airline rules change quite often. So in about a month, I'll be heading off to Hong Kong and China for a trip. I'm looking to buy some rackets there. Now my questions is, should I have them strung or not? And while bringing them back on the plane, how should I do it?

    PS: Sorry if this is the wrong forum to put it in, I didn't know where to put it.
     
  2. LuckyBoy

    LuckyBoy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Eh????
    I carried it on the airplane...they didn't care
     
  3. david07

    david07 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Toronto
    Really? This was Hong Kong? How long ago? Also, what airline?
     
  4. SoulBlaze

    SoulBlaze Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Malaysia
    I have almost exactly the same question as david07. Im going down to Perth in Dec by Malaysia Airlines and was wondering whether they let the rackets go onboard the plane? Anyone knows? And david07, sorry for using this thread for myself. Just thought we shouldnt make 2 of the same threads. Sorry. =)
     
  5. sopofedupz

    sopofedupz Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    US
    When I first came to US to study in January 06....the airline staff said you can just carry it onboard..So I don't think they really care...I wanted to check them in but they just said you can have it hand carry....=) hope this helps...
     
  6. skunklover

    skunklover Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    UBC, Fremont, California
    This August, I was in TAiwan, I had bought an MP88 and had a Cab20L and a Cab15 on me. I got on an airplane to HK witht the three of them in two of the YONEX rackets cases...no problem. In HK, i then flew to Japan on ANA..again, same idea, no problem. Later Tokyo to SFO......no problem, again, did the same thing.......you should be fine.if they ask you make sure they know they are BADMINTON rackets, as some airlines prohibit TENNIS RACKETS.......but no badminton...
     
  7. SoulBlaze

    SoulBlaze Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Malaysia
    Which airline did you guys go on?
     
  8. david07

    david07 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Toronto
    Ok thanks a lot guys... and no, don't be sorry lol. Even better if this helps not only me :)
     
  9. david07

    david07 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Toronto
    I will be going on Air Canada.
     
  10. sopofedupz

    sopofedupz Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    US
    I was on MAS airline and NWA
     
  11. skunklover

    skunklover Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    UBC, Fremont, California
    hym..so far, the list I have gone on is :
    United
    ANA
    and Thai Airlines
     
  12. nano-nano

    nano-nano Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    australia, gippsland
    It may depend on where you board the plane. I flew from Melbourne to UK 2 years ago and I was not allowed to take my racquets onto the plane -reason given was that they could be used as a weapon. In the UK, I bought a strong hard suitcase for the return trip.
     
  13. SoulBlaze

    SoulBlaze Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Malaysia
    New question: What if one decides to check in the racket? Can the racket just be put in a cover and put into the suitcase? Will this damage the racket or something?
     
  14. david07

    david07 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Toronto
    good question, I would also like to know. But also, I'm in Canada, if i check it in, it will be out in the -10 plus weather for a while. Would the racket even survive?
     
  15. drifit

    drifit Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2007
    Messages:
    5,156
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    PM
    Location:
    Selangor, Malaysia
    :eek::eek::eek:
    using badminton racket to smash somebody's head???
     
  16. nano-nano

    nano-nano Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    australia, gippsland
    I had to check in my racquets and was very worried about damage during the flight to UK which was why I bought a hard suitcase for the return journey. Clothes etc would help the protect the racquets in the suitcase.

    Since 9/11, there has been a lot of silly rules introduced!!
     
  17. skunklover

    skunklover Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    UBC, Fremont, California
    there have been quite a few silly rules...
    the only ways a racket can be used as a weapon are:
    cut strings to choke(garrote wire)
    snap shaft and stab with it...
    a VERY weak club............

    i think the only one worth being concerned about are the first two.......but, even then, its unlikely...
     
  18. NoName1225

    NoName1225 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco/Davis California
    iono an aluminum racket can deal some hefty damage. I was in this high school playing badminton once, and we found an aluminum racket, and basically we did an endurance test on it. Well more like we took turns smashing the racket on the concrete to erase out their name. (i was in high school, good times) the racket didn't break, just got bent.
     
  19. jhirata

    jhirata Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,477
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand, New Z
    Well what ever it is, when we sometimes *spank* ourselves like around the thigh to make that 'boom' noise, it really really hurts when it's done with a racquet with an aluminium frame ( eg: Carbonex 8), compared to a graphite racquet. :eek::eek:
    It's also funny that when I boarded a plane from Changi(singapore) to Auckland(nz) via Sydney, the customs at Sydney stopped me and wrapped my carbonex8 with lots of padding, while they did nothing to my Mp40. :confused:!!
    Or maybe they were just lazy.. :p
     
  20. skunklover

    skunklover Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    UBC, Fremont, California
    Oh, hey, I forgot about aluminum rackets...haha
     

Share This Page