- Aug 10, 2018 at 6:31 pm #3550829
Anyone had an issue with TSA and the aluminum stay? Considering using my pack as the carry on for a September trip. I hate removing the stay, but if I need to I figured I could do it.Aug 10, 2018 at 7:26 pm #3550831
Alex HBPL Member
@abhittLocale: southern appalachians or desert SW
You should be OK as that stay is not longer than 22″ which is the limit. Measure it to be sure.Aug 10, 2018 at 9:38 pm #3550838
Kenneth KeatingBPL Member
@kkkeatingLocale: Sacramento, Calif
I’ve taken mine in numerous airlines, no problems yet.Aug 11, 2018 at 11:55 am #3550902
Ok, appreciate the input.Aug 11, 2018 at 11:15 pm #3550996
Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
If you go frame-less and don’t pack it crazy full, you can squeeze it into smaller “test boxes.” TSA isn’t so much the problem as gate crews on a full international flight trying to reduce overhead luggage.. You can get all the way to the gate and have the crew spoil your carry-on plans. Maximum weight and size varies by airline, so study up. Domestic flights seem looser on the sizes.
If you can gate check an offending bag so they have it waiting for you at the gate when you get off, it is less of a concern. We have a trip coming up with just an hour leeway between connecting flights and I want all my stuff in the cabin in case the times get too close.
Have a backup plan to be ready to immediately empty your more fragile and precious gear (cameras, tablet, etc) into a small day pack or other small carry-on if you have to check the big bag. I usually have one maximum size carry on plus an allowed “personal bag” anyway. If weight is close, put the dense stuff like electronics in the personal bag. When I have had my big bag weighed to check compliance, no one has wanted to weigh the 15 liter pack I used as a “personal bag” (whew).Aug 11, 2018 at 11:57 pm #3551005
I have a 1 hour transfer window. I would love to take the Mariposa as the carry on with a tent, sleeping bag, etc…The first night we are planning to stay in a campground so as long as I can sleep I should have my gear by the time we go backpacking. Just wasn’t sure about stay.
Aug 12, 2018 at 5:47 am #3551036
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David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
You could UPS it to a friend in the area or USPS to yourself, General Delivery.Aug 12, 2018 at 11:52 am #3551057
Absolutely thought about sending it to a friend in Bozeman.Aug 27, 2018 at 6:56 am #3553278
John MartinBPL Member
@snapyjohnLocale: Pacific NW
I work for an airline. I doubt you will see an issue. You can take it into the airport and ask.Aug 29, 2018 at 1:50 am #3553596
John, thanks. I live an hour from my airport. So I won’t make it before my trip.Sep 1, 2018 at 4:33 pm #3554178
M BBPL Member
Outbound, i have things which are verbotten in carryon, so check full pack /food in thrift duffel. Carry on $$$ gear in small duffel. Throw these duffel away, leave at hostel, etc
Homebound, i put stay, poles, most gear in small 22″duffel and check, carry on frameless pack with $$$ gear. Get duffel at thrift/walmart. Use for next outbound trip.
I end up on very small regional planes, 3 seats across. Where most carryon have to be checked at gate. Never had issue this way. Dont ever want surprises personally. Depends on size planes though.
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