trvlg-w-shlds-msg - 1/26/12

 

Traveling with shields by commercial transport.

 

NOTE: See also the files: trvlng-w-wpns-msg, SCA-by-train-msg, p-backpacks-msg, border-stories-msg, shields-msg, Shield-Balanc-art, W-T-Shields-art, SCA-transport-msg.

 

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Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:56:39 +1100

From: Laura Iseman <laurai at tpg.com.au>

Subject: [Lochac] Travelling with shields

To: "The Shambles: the SCA Lochac mailing list"

        <lochac at lochac.sca.org>

 

So, people who have flown with armour. Do you generally take a bag big

enough to fit your shield or just hand it over as is? Do they cope?

 

Enquiring minds want to know. 8->

 

Miriam

 

 

Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:15:15 +0800

From: Columb mac Diarmata <columb.mac.diarmata at gmail.com>

Subject: Re: [Lochac] Travelling with shields

To: "The Shambles: the SCA Lochac mailing list"

        <lochac at lochac.sca.org>

 

Boogie board bag (fits swords too) works for me. Much easier to lug!

 

 

Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:22:53 +1300

From: "Lynlee O'Keeffe" <lynleeok at hotmail.com>

Subject: Re: [Lochac] Travelling with shields

To: <lochac at lochac.sca.org>

 

Most customs guys are fine either way if stuff is clean and without insects or rawhide. It adds interest to their dull lives of cameras and computers. Baggage handlers are probably less inclined to play with them if they are bagged or covered, just make sure it is easy to access. A friend had her armour in a bag and 2 customs officials looked at the x-ray. One said "What the???" and the other said "Late 14th C - nice! Through you go."  Luck of the draw.

 

Claricia

 

 

Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:49:58 +1300

From: Bob Bain <bob.bain at hotmail.com>

Subject: Re: [Lochac] Travelling with shields

To: <lochac at lochac.sca.org>

 

Duke Gabriel has a cute 4 piece, bolt together one that fits in a very small bag.

I tend to strap mine to my pack.

 

Callum

 

 

Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:26:29 -0800 (PST)

From: Hanna Mason <hzcm2001 at yahoo.co.nz>

Subject: Re: [Lochac] Travelling with shields

To: "The Shambles: the SCA Lochac mailing list"

        <lochac at lochac.sca.org>

 

Miriam wrote:

<<< So, people who have flown with armour. Do you generally take a bag big

enough to fit your shield or just hand it over as is? Do they cope? >>>

 

I once rang to ask and they said just to bring the shields and they had airline oversize bags there.? When we actually got there they were much less forthcoming, but we managed to talk them into it and were able to put in two shields and three swords as one bag.? Then they asked if it needed a fragile sticker.

 

It really depends on the airline - you could try ringing to ask, as we did.

 

Essyllt

 

 

Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:33:50 +1300

From: "j.anderson" <j.anderson at clear.net.nz>

Subject: Re: [Lochac] Travelling with shields

To: "The Shambles: the SCA Lochac mailing list"

        <lochac at lochac.sca.org>

 

On my last few flights over the ditch I've put mine in a

separate sack, and it's been treated as an over-sized item

(amusingly this involves it being stickered as fragile when

flying on Emirates,)in Aussie this seems to mean it will be

checked for explosives.

 

Doing this can be expensive if you're flying via an airline

that charges per item of luggage eg Air NZ

 

Radbod

 

 

Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 22:27:29 -0800 (PST)

From: Phil Abrahams <debeaumontau at yahoo.com.au>

Subject: Re: [Lochac] Travelling with shields

To: "The Shambles: the SCA Lochac mailing list"

        <lochac at lochac.sca.org>

 

Generally, we've just rocked up, checked in, had all baggage etc weighed then been directed to drop the shields at the "large item" check in counter, then go through to the departure lounge. Mind you, there has been the occasion that we've been looking down from the lounge and watched the baggage being loaded, to see one of the baggage handlers using the shields in pretend fights with each other........?

 

Hugh

 

 

Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:14:23 +1000

From: "Brett Hollindale" <agro at powerup.com.au>

Subject: Re: [Lochac] Travelling with shields

To: "The Shambles: the SCA Lochac mailing list"

        <lochac at lochac.sca.org>

 

I have a custom made sports bag for my gear.

 

Had it for 10 or 12 years - no worries anywhere :-)

 

Agro

 

Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 21:53:50 +1030

From: "Rebecca Tonkin" <bec_tonkin at bigpond.com>

Subject: Re: [Lochac] Travelling with shields

To: "'The Shambles: the SCA Lochac mailing list'"

        <lochac at lochac.sca.org>

 

When I've flown with a shield, it does depend on the airline.

 

Virgin so far has been happy to take it as a separate piece, as long as the

total of your bag+shield does not exceed the weight limit. If it does, you

will be charged excess. Note that Virgin no longer has a sports allowance (I

suggest emailing them to tell them this is not a good thing and they should

bring it back, or else allow people to purchase extra baggage allowance up

front like Qantas does - $20 for an extra 20 kg bag domestic).

 

Qantas is strict on the numbers of bags they allow, and a shield counts as a

bag, so get yourself a big cloth bag and put the shield inside it along with

all the armour, and garb, up to the allowance.

 

Note that when flying, a case with wheels weighs at least 3-4 kg. A cloth

bag weighs about 1 kg. Also, both airlines are getting stricter about

carry-on bag sizes and weights.

 

Collette

 

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