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Anyone got any feedback on whether its ok to carry regs in hand luggage these days.  Having seen secuirty staff at airports take items off people such as nail clippers at the scanner just wondered what current thinking is about regs.  Prefer to carry in hand luggage as at least I know they will arive that way.  Anyone had any trouble.

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I flew back from Corramandel ( North Island, NZ) to South Island..
Carried my regs and comp, My luggage was x-rayed and I was asked to show them, they didnt seem to have a problem with them..But however we dont have terroists pissed at us
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I carried my regs as handluggage on a round-the-world trip last year. Didn't have a problem; even getting in and out of the states. Was never even asked to open the bag through a dozen airports.

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I've done something like 40 trips abroad with my regs in my divebag (well protected, in my wetsuit) without ever having had any problems. I really think people who insist on carrying their regs in their hand luggage are a bit paranoid, but that's just my opinion.
 

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Not a problem but if like me you have a knife attached to the high pressure hose remember to take it off first  
 I took my one off but my wife forgot and we made it through two security check points but not the third. We then had to go through a very stressful 1/2 hour trying to communicate with the Egyptian authorities who were total wankers. They just marched us back to the check in and held us (three similar cases) until 10mins AFTER our plain took off. Not informing us that the plain was delayed. Then they let us go but we couldn’t get back into the departure lounge as our respective wives still had our passports and boarding cards at the departure gate.


A lot more discussion with authorities and we eventually got back about 40min after our plane was due to take off.

A good job they had removed the knife by that stage because I was ready to kill.

Why is it that most of the Egyptians you meet are lovely people but put a uniform on one and he becomes a total tosser. Apparently tourists in Sharm make up 64% of the GDP for that area. That’s a lot. In Egypt as a whole it's something like 20%. They have improved everything apart from the Airport. There is plans for a new one so lets hope there are plans for some staff training as well.


OK rant over

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<font color='#0000FF'>I am like John, when I first started I carried regs in my hand luggage, then decided that my hand luggage was too heavy to carry around so started to put them in my dive bag, it's a poseidon and I just put them in their own reg bag, pack a few items in as well to save space.  

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I was stopped from taking my regulator on a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight to Jeddah. However, Saudi security staff are notoriously bloody minded and I've had no problem on any other airline.
 

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I'm with John and Fiona, regs go into the main storage, but I usually put my stuff into a rigid plastic box anyways, I end up with plenty of hand luggage to contend with as it is without having add to it with regs.

On this topic, some folk really take the p*** with luggage on planes, last time we were told one piece of hand luggage only, then some t*** delays take off because they've let him on board with more hand luggage than most people have main luggage and they can't stow it away
 

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<font color='#000F22'>I'm with Stevil,

Regs, torches and everything else goes in the big bag. Never had anything damaged as it gets wrapped in the wet suit.
 

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I take my regs hand luggage mainly to save weight in the checked baggage! However I have been told that computers must go in the cabin - not into the hold due to low pressures in hold? Might be complete bull though as aren't the holds pressurised anyway?
 

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I put my regs in hand luggage for two reasions. One is weight saving on main luggage and the other is I can hire almoast any kit if it all gets lost but I want my own regs.

I will also take my computers and my custom divers tourch in hand luggage.

Two Apex TX50s                             £500.00
One Apex TX 40                              £200.00
One Ocianic Alpher 7                        £185.00
One Ocianic Alpher 7 with Octo          £250.00
One Suunto Vyper                           £175.00
One Suunto Vytec                           £275.00
One VR3                                        £800.00
One CD Tourch                               £450.00

Thats £2835.00 worth of kit that never leaves my sight

The rest of our dive kit, wet suits fins BCD wing, masks etc is probabaly less than £1000 all in so that goes in the hold.

As for lost bags. My main bag was lost on the return flight from Egypt to Manchester in January this year and we lost all our luggage in New York airport last year. Both times it took about three days for us to be reunited with our stuff

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<font color='#0000FF'>speaking from recent experience, neither BA/AA have a problem with you carrying reg's in hand luggage.

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