^ Is it true that Javi skates haven't arrived yet? That's why in all pics he is just sitting in the arena sadly and not skating. Who gives his/her skates to luggage. They must be alwasy "on board" as hand luggage.
Let's talk, you haven't been able to take skates in hand luggage for years!!!
Skates are absolutely allowed on domestic flights. I have never traveled outside the US with my skates so I don't know about their rules. I have always been allowed to carry them on and have never had a problem with TSA
http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-informat...bited-items#11Examples of prohibited items at passenger security checkpoints and carry-on bags include:
Bows and arrows
Martial arts devices
So sorry to learn about all delayed flights and lost luggage for all the participants; skaters, coaches, judges and other officials. Especially Javier's skates...
I sincerely hope all skaters can get themselves ready in time for the big comp both mentally, physically and equipment-wise.
Outside the USA, you'll find that most countries still prohibit blades from hand luggage. Some skaters resort to what they feel is a more reliable method than trusting their airline, and use international courier shipping by FedEx or DHL. Expensive though, has Customs implications, and not foolproof.
If a TSA doesn't know the rules, that is to be dealt with at the time of boarding. Rules are rules and can’t be arbitrarily set by the TSA if the FAA says otherwise.
Anyway for someone to say “you haven't been able to take skates in hand luggage for years!!!” is simply not true as a blanket statement.
Well, this is a Europeans thread. :P