Originally Posted by JayPowHound
Yes, we will be flying into Geneva via Zurich. I will have to look into local regs about boots; in your experience was it a size or weight issue, or was it something about having boots specifically? I feel pretty strongly about carrying my boots on the plane with me, thereby avoiding the possibility of arriving to find that they have been lost, re-routed, etc. Misplaced skis can be replaced with demos, but misplaced boots can ruin a trip!
The ideas about bringing the manual for the hotronics with me are good, I hadn't thought of that...
More info. about carry-on boots in Zurich and Geneva would be appreciated, I wonder what the issue was for you........
Well I agree, I carry my plug boots on regularly.
I hve only had one issue- it was a comment made by a TSA agent in Chicago (June 2006) about my carry on boots potentially being "a weapon". Nobody mentioned this on my way out (to Mount Hood from NY) or on the way back up to that point (Portland TSA didn't blink).
The TSA agent was doing "random" screenings at the gate- which is no longer practiced and could have simply been over cautions or inexperienced. Being as I was on my way home, I agreed to check them if absolutely required- however that was not necessary when I explained why I was carrying on boots in June.
I'm sure it's possible for there to be regional regulations- however I personally would not sweat it. Just be prepared with a reasonable and calm explanation if a question arises about the carry on or heaters. If you are combatitive and belligerant then you probably won't get the response your looking for. I know that sounds like common sense, but sometimes it's not. Good luck- I hope you have a great and uneventful trip.