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    Default Racket Storage For Travel

    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.

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    I carried it on the airplane...they didn't care

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    Really? This was Hong Kong? How long ago? Also, what airline?

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    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. =)

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    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...

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    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...

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    Which airline did you guys go on?

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    Ok thanks a lot guys... and no, don't be sorry lol. Even better if this helps not only me

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    I will be going on Air Canada.

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    I was on MAS airline and NWA

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    hym..so far, the list I have gone on is :
    United
    ANA
    and Thai Airlines

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    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.

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    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?

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nano-nano View Post
    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.

    using badminton racket to smash somebody's head???

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    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!!

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    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...

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