Black Diamond "STOPPER" Set. (Sizes 4 to 13) - 10 pieces.
Comes with a "free" karabiner for racking.
Chockstone Forum - General Discussion
General Climbing Discussion
|carry on luggage
||Saturday, 30 May 2009 At 11:40:08 PM
|Coming back from Christchurch after a ski-mountaineering trip in 2006, Jetstar insisted
on weighing EVERYTHING I had in one go. $10 per kg excess.
So I posted my used tech gear this year to central South Island 7 days before I wanted
it. It was sent to Auckland instead, and GST was demanded for my import. Didn't see
the ice axes and screws nor stove for 2 + weeks.
Coming home, I ensured I got to the airport early, smiled lots, psyched myself to
happily pay excess luggage fees, volunteered that my briefcase held ice-axes and
crampons that they may be deemed weapons and so, no, I could not carry it on as
Pacific Blue asked me. Seconds later it was decided it was sporting gear and it went
as allowable sporting gear (and not 'general baggage') for free.
Summing up; if the cams are not recognised as everyday stuff, and you are flying with
ropes, it may be seized as items of concern if in your hand luggage. If your hand
luggage is bulky, they may weigh it.
A young German saw me chilling out after I got off the train at Sydney Airport, prior to
checking in - he asked me to mind his many books while he checked in to avoid excess
luggage fees. This prompted me to get him to mind my 1.5 kg of food while I checked
in (I was picking up a hire car after midnight in ChCh and wanted dinner and breakfast
with me). Maybe if you are travelling alone, you could try this.
Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography
Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.
Australian Panoramic |
Australian Coast |
Australian Mountains |
Australian Countryside |
Australian Waterfalls |
Australian Lakes |
Australian Cities |
Australian Macro |
Landscape Photo |
Landscape Photography |
Landscape Photography Australia |
Fine Art Photography |
Wilderness Photography |
Nature Photo |
Australian Landscape Photo |
Stock Photography Australia |
Landscape Photos |
Panoramic Photos |
Panoramic Photography Australia |
Australian Landscape Photography |
Mothers Day Gifts |
Gifts for Mothers Day |
Mothers Day Gift Ideas |
Ideas for Mothers Day |
Wedding Gift Ideas |
Christmas Gift Ideas |
Fathers Day Gifts |
Gifts for Fathers Day |
Fathers Day Gift Ideas |
Ideas for Fathers Day |
Landscape Prints |
Landscape Poster |
Limited Edition Prints |
Panoramic Photo |
Buy Posters |