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post #1 of 7
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Hello bears,

 

recently purchased Mammut airbag vest with refillable compressed air cylinder. It is my understanding that if you disassemble the canister and bring it with your carry on full view of inspectors there shouldn't be a problem.

Please enlighten me with your experiences good and bad. I'm travelling to SLC end of Jan and will be doing some backcountry!  refill stations?

 

all advice appreciated, seasons greetings to all

post #2 of 7

IATA does not forbid the carriage of such cylinders. They leave it up to the airlines. Some will carry them some won't. Even those that will carry can be difficult at times.

 

I am familiar with this problem as I have had crew flying in with inflatable life jackets.  My advice is to contact the airline in advance and get approval ideally in writing.

post #3 of 7

OP you are correct as I have understood the regulations.  Cylinder must be viewable as empty.

 

TSA not IATA governs us.

 

To find refill in SLC should be very easy-I would check the BCA website.  Myself I would much rather drive East from your location, than fly South.

post #4 of 7
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post #5 of 7
Not all airports are up to speed, or at least weren't as of two years ago. A guide I skied with in Kashmir was denied bringing his disassembled Mamut air cylinder when he attempted boarding his originating flight at Bozeman. Best to bring a copy of the regs with you...

Mike
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

Not all airports are up to speed, or at least weren't as of two years ago. A guide I skied with in Kashmir was denied bringing his disassembled Mamut air cylinder when he attempted boarding his originating flight at Bozeman. Best to bring a copy of the regs with you...

Mike

 

 

Even with the Reg's, you get a TSA agent with an attitude and your fukd.  Between that and the hassle of getting them filled,

I just leave mine in Aspen.

post #7 of 7
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got cylinder filled at Utah Dive $8.50    Vancouver international  YVR no problem with cylinder in the open and confirmed empty

Salt lake city wasn't even required to remove from my backpack

 

I guess TSA is seeing a lot more of these and understand their safety when empty

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