co2 cartridges when flying

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  1. marmatt

    marmatt New Member

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    does anyone know if you can bring co2 cartridges on an airplane?, I'm going overseas and would rather bring some than buy them there.
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    Its an absolute NO NO!! :eek: Compessed gas containers are forbidden under ICAO regulations.
     
  3. guillotine007

    guillotine007 New Member

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    absolutely 100% correct. i'm a pilot and this was just on a hazardous material test i had to take. you could probably get away with just putting them in your checked baggage, but whatever.

    Klein
     
  4. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Definitely verbotten, and besides, it's easy enough to pick some up when you arrive at yer destination.
     
  5. John M

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    Not-permitted unless discharged of gas, which would of course make them useless for flat tires. This is a link to the TSA discussion about compressed gas cylinders for paintball guns (which, in principal, would be similar to the cartridges used for inflating tires).

    http://www.tsa.gov/public/interapp/editorial/editorial_1745.xml

    Since checked luggage is X-rayed prior to international flights, I would not chance sneaking them through.
     
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    dorkpants New Member

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    on domestic flights in australia they are allowed... it is up to individual airlines to make up policy regarding small canisters of non-flammable compressed gas.

    not sure about internationally, though
     
  7. Jaguar27

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    Like everyone says, no cartridges on the Plane, plus, you're expected to de-flate your tires too which is a double whammy!!

    in fact was I was gonna take our road bikes to Maui next week but it's such a pain we decided to rent a couple...you can rent a Lightspeed or Scott for $45 per Day...(Obviously not high end ones)

    Go to your Airlines website and look under Baggage whatever, I know for sure United have some stuff about it because that's who we're flying with....

     
  8. Lonnie Utah

    Lonnie Utah Banned

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    Check out West Maui Cycles in Lahaina. Ask for Dave. I rented a Cannondale R-5000 there last year. A pretty high end ride. Good luck.
    808-661-9005
    www.westmauicycles.com

    Are you going to do Haleakala while you're there? It's killer....
     
  9. Jaguar27

    Jaguar27 New Member

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    Thanks a lot Lonnie, I'll put that # in my Cell just in case...I've actually booked a couple of Bikes at gomaui cycling but if anything goes wrong I'll deffinately give Dave a call...do they rent MTB's? I'm a big Cannondale Fan, I'm on my second, so a Dale would be perfect...and yes, I'm gonna do Haleakala...I've been reading up on it and asking questions etc, so if you've done it please let me know of your experience...

    I found a great page on the "Crater Climb" at
    http://www.chainreaction.com/haleakala.htm it's very entertaining and has a lot of usefull info...well written...I'm planning on doing it next Friday, 10th March...I guess it takes a lot of patience and tenacity...as long as I don't start coughing up blood at 8500 ft I'll be OK....;-)

    Thanks again!!

     
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