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are boots allowed as carry-on??

post #1 of 15
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Have always checked boots/boot bag, but thinking about carrying them on this time. Wonder if they are allowed? Hard to keep up with all the "rules" about luggage/carry ons.

Have heard that you can't pack stuff around skis anymore- only skis and poles allowed or there's a hefty charge. That's why I am trying to free up room by carrying on my boots.

post #2 of 15

Yes, they are.

post #3 of 15

Heck yeah.  I think you'd be nuts to check good-fitting boots anyway.  I always carry them on.

 

I have been packing misc items in with my skis and poles, including extra clothing, and haven't had any issues in recent years.  I make sure the bag weight is well under the max weight allowances.  My ski bag has been weighing in around 35-40 lbs. 

post #4 of 15

I'm with 219.

I never check my boots. They always go with in their boot bag as my carry-on. I can get a hat, gloves, socks, etc. in there too. But it is the fact that I want to ski in my own boots that drives the decision.

The only tricky part is that it can be a tight fit to get the boot bag into an overhead bin. But it can be done on any full size plane. For the commuter sized jets or turboprops, then you may need to gate check on their rack by the steps.

 

post #5 of 15

Boots get thrown over my backpack just like they do when I go anywhere without them on my feet.

 

They are a "personal item" and I stuff them under the seat in front of me on the shiny birds.  They fit easily, but I wear 26s.

post #6 of 15

Definately fine to carry them on and you should.  Renting demo skis is no problem if your luggage is lost, but demo boots will make your feet cry out for mommy!

 

Carried mine on last week to and from Utah with no issues (on Southwest).

 

Mike

post #7 of 15

Glad someone finally brought this up, I always welcome a fresh discussion.

post #8 of 15

I could care less about a perfectly fitting boot, but my skis are too cool to ever replace. So my boots go baggage and I have cut all my skis into 28" segments, with a bunch of piano hinges and bungee cords. Helps the flex too. 

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post #10 of 15

Just do a sniff-test before you head to the airport. Make sure you keep your liners dry. Noxious substances are not allowed onboard.

post #11 of 15

Mark..... 


Edited by Trekchick - Wed, 04 Feb 09 12:31:15 GMT
post #12 of 15

credit card can get you almost anything you need when you get there... except well-fitting boots.

 

I always carry mine on just strapped at the buckles.... but if I could find an old-style boot bag that zips out so the boots are enclosed, but they lay flat instead of together...I'd buy it.  I don't give up that under-seat space....god knows at 6'5"...i need every millimeter of it.

post #13 of 15

I just put 'em in my carry on with wheels (you know, the bags that are exactly the size allowed for a carry-on). They fit well, and I can pack some clothes in there.  If I got separated with my boots/footbeds, I would be pretty much worthless on a ski trip! 

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Carphunter View Post

credit card can get you almost anything you need when you get there... except well-fitting boots.

 

I always carry mine on just strapped at the buckles.... but if I could find an old-style boot bag that zips out so the boots are enclosed, but they lay flat instead of together...I'd buy it.  I don't give up that under-seat space....god knows at 6'5"...i need every millimeter of it.



 

I'm a full foot shorter and I need all the room I can get !  yeeps!

post #15 of 15

Buy a transpack, I put my helmet, boots, goggles, gloves and a couple of tuning things. Always fits in the overheads, even in CRJ700's or Embrare Jets, just take boots out, stuff in overhead and put boots next to bag.

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