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    Helmets Abroad
    on: Jan 28, 2020, 12.56 pm
    Jan 28, 2020, 12.56 pm
    Me & the wife are returning to Tenerife for a `Fly Ride`holiday as we enjoyed it so much last year.

    The guys we hired the bike from (Moto4Fun) were brilliant but they`re protective clothing and helmets left alot to be desired,

    So....this time we are taking our own gear which, will include our helmets.

    Now, although I have had email confirmation from the airline that we are going with saying....
    `yes, Mr English Biker, you are aloud to take your helmets on the plane as `second hand luggage` provided they are placed in the footwell.`

    Number 1,.....I`m pretty sure a full face helmet won`t fit in the footwell.

    And,,,,

    Number 2,....As patience nor sympathy are my strong points I am sure that an argument will ensue (although I have permission to take our helmets on-board) at check- in resulting in., `No Holiday !`

    My second option is to buy a cheap`ish motorcycle `top box` to put the helmets in and have it put in the hold with all other suit cases as my 22kg allowance.

    Whats your thoughts  ?
    And NO, we won`t wear them whilst boarding the plane  !!!!

    Wavey Dave

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    Re: Helmets Abroad
    Reply #1 on: Jan 28, 2020, 02.08 pm
    Jan 28, 2020, 02.08 pm
    Never had this problem before. If it doesn't eat into your luggage weight put the helmets in the hold. Only thing to mindful of there is that luggage maybe handled roughly and helmet damage may occur. Alternately contact airport security as a double check. Print off all correspondence for a no-barney hassle free flight.

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    Re: Helmets Abroad
    Reply #2 on: Jan 28, 2020, 02.25 pm
    Jan 28, 2020, 02.25 pm
    I've always put helmets inside my hand luggage, making sure the dimensions of the bag don't exceed the airlines limits. Ryanair and Easyjet have never objected to this, although I never told them it was in the bag. I'd never put a helmet in the hold, given how they treat hold luggage at airports. The rest of your kit should be fine in the hold luggage though.
    You could always just put the helmet on the top of your head and claim they're hats.  :745: That would put them outside of the hand luggage restrictions.

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    Re: Helmets Abroad
    Reply #3 on: Jan 28, 2020, 02.27 pm
    Jan 28, 2020, 02.27 pm
    Just got back from Tenerife with wife. Think I will deffo hire a bike next time we are there. Keep us informed of how you get on.

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    Re: Helmets Abroad
    Reply #4 on: Jan 28, 2020, 03.57 pm
    Jan 28, 2020, 03.57 pm
    If they say there's no room just tell them you'll wear them. 😁

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    Re: Helmets Abroad
    Reply #5 on: Jan 29, 2020, 03.56 am
    Jan 29, 2020, 03.56 am
    I have always carried mine on board with me on Delta when going to Italy, stored in overhead bin in protection bag from Shoei- not an issue.  All other gear in checked luggage, yes some guys wear some of their gear when they run out of room in a small piece of checked luggage or carry on

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    Reply #6 on: Jan 29, 2020, 09.16 am
    Jan 29, 2020, 09.16 am
    Thanks for your suggestions.
    Very much a `should I or Should I not,` issue.
    Its difficult, going through life as `one of life`s examples,` I`m bound to get the, `Jobsworth` whilst at `check-in`
    Our helmets are larger in dimensions to the required measurements as per hand luggage regs so I know the helmet won`t fit.
    The idea of putting them in a `top box` is that, as a rule, they are pretty sturdy boxes so should withstand the abuse of being squashed or thrown around as regular suitcase would get being put into the hold.

    Think I`m going to wait untill nearer the date of flying then decide.
    Will let you know how I get on. (or Not !)

     

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    Reply #7 on: Jan 29, 2020, 02.23 pm
    Jan 29, 2020, 02.23 pm
    I agree about top boxes being sturdy things. But so are some suit cases. The big thing in having the helmets in either an appropriate suitcase or a top box is that the helmets are stored so they do not rattle around inside and are protected so they are not damage in other ways.

     



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