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shocks in a carry on bag (on an airplane)

i am going to be flying from LA to tucson and taking some suspension stuff with me. I fit everything except the shocks into boxes iw ill be checking in but needed to put the shocks in my carryon bag. They fit the bag fine, but i am wondering if you think i will have problems with security letting me bring these 4 shocks with me on the plane.
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I would check them with luggage. They may think they are pipe bombs. By the time they figure it out, you'll be in Cuba...
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No way. It will never happen. Ship them to yourself if you can't fit them.
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They will pull you aside and say something. UPS them to your destination.
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+3 ship them to yourself. avoid the hassle
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just give them to me lol...nah they wont let you in with them..hell you cant even bring a bottle of water in
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id call ahead

it might only be 20 bucks to have an "extra" bag, and then you will still have them on the plan with them
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lol i wouldnt even bother calling...the people on the phone dont know crap..its up to the secruity to decide wiether you can bring them in..then you gotta wait a long *** time for them to scan your shocks and with a final decision of " you cant bring that in sir" ..its not worth the time to wait with the airport police...trust me..a co worker of mine works at the airport.His actualy quote was "good luck"
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i say dont do it, i got searched last year because of my tripod and they made me take the legs off to look inside and such....
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Justr though of something, the shocks are either gas filled, or oil filled. They will NOT let you on the place with them. Probably won't let them on the plane at all...
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just ship them to yourself avail the wait/hassle
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Justr though of something, the shocks are either gas filled, or oil filled. They will NOT let you on the place with them. Probably won't let them on the plane at all...
very true, and even in stow away, wont they explode because of the pressure up there....
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ya i would definitly ship it
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Chance of getting two pipe shaped, gas filled objects on a plane as carry-on: 2%
Chance of spending some time in the airport jail while explaining suspensions: 90%

I don't even try to bring simple tools anymore on a plane. Too much hassle from the Air *****. Just ship them to yourself, and enjoy the flight.
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Ha ha! Get this one...

I flew to England in June for my daughter's wedding. I had the same flight as my ex-wife and her son (from her marriage after mine). We meet at the airport and are talking as we go to security, but split up to go through two different lines.

I get to the other side, put my shoes back on -- no Laurie or Charlie. I look around and I see them in this glass cubicle off to the side.

Laurie was carrying this heavy, heavy satchel. It turned out to be full of antique silverware -- forks, spoons knives, etc -- a gift for our daughter. I kid you not.

After a good deal of questioning, they let her on the plane with them. It took a while though...

Turns out they wouldn't LET her check them when she checked in her baggage! They made her remove them from her suitcase and carry them.

Don't ask me, I can't figure it out!
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if they are gas filled make sure they wont burst under pressure. Most airliners pressurize between 6000-10,000ft, should make a difference but just incase. Being a pilot and knowing alot of airline pilots you will probably be held at security checkpoints for awhile, its not worth it just ship them to your destination
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from TSA prohibited list:

Disabling Chemicals & Other Dangerous Items

Compressed Gas Cylinders - including fire extinguishers
checked No
carry-on No

and this is my favorite:

Gel shoe inserts - Gel shoe inserts are not permitted, but shoes constructed with gel heels are allowed and must be removed and screened.

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...ted-items.shtm
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lol i wouldnt even bother calling...the people on the phone dont know crap..
that is so true
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my sister had her eyeliner confiscated on wednesday, so no...
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well i checked them and everything is A ok, i was getting kinda paranoid about it but then figured out i could check 3 bags
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I would check them with luggage. They may think they are pipe bombs. By the time they figure it out, you'll be in Cuba...
good point. I don't think you can take hardly anything on carry on any more.
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don't even risk getting them through security, if they don't pass...you don't pass. You probably will either miss your flight or have to leave them at the airport.
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thats what i was afraid of....

i wasnt sure if it would be better to carry em on so i can compress them and prove they are just shocks, nothing inside or just check them and watch them put it through the xray to answer questions.

it ended up ok, no questions at all and everything got to tucson ok
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if this keeps up, pretty soon ull only be allowed to fly on a commercial air liner if your naked.
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i had a buddy fly from hawaii back here to germany with an entire lowering kit for his car in his bag, they didnt say anything
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