Can flight crew travel with sports equipment on pairings?

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Can flight crew travel with sports equipment on pairings?

#1 Post by 180 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:10 pm

Perhaps an oddball question, but can flight crew bring sports equipment with them on a pairing? Specifically a bike in a travel case or a scaled down set of golf clubs?
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#2 Post by BingBong » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:19 pm

Surprisingly enough I brought my skates through NPS and no one said boo
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#3 Post by BingBong » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:26 pm

http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/ ... s-bicycles

A list of all sports equip accepted by air canada. I imagine west jet has similar policies
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#4 Post by 180 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:24 am

Maybe I should re-phrase my question; At Westjet and/or Encore, can a pilot bring his bike or golf clubs with him/her on a pairing without incurring any sports equipment surcharges?

Basically, is it allowed? Does anybody do it?
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#5 Post by AllClutch » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:52 am

Bikes Yes, golf clubs no.
then you need to find a place to stow it,
Any airplane swaps would require lugging a bike around as well.
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#6 Post by mbav8r » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:55 pm

Ice skates
Carry On Baggage:
Yes
Checked Baggage:
Yes
- See more at: http://www.catsa.gc.ca/complete-item-li ... D2Vc7.dpuf
BingBong, ice skates have been allowed in carry on for a few years now, I don't get it but nonetheless allowed. They clearly haven't seen what skates can do to a jugular vein.
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#7 Post by BE20 Driver » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:59 pm

I have wondered the same. The way I understood it, you can bring anything you want as long as it isn't prohibited as a carry on. CATSA's only job is to screen for prohibited items like coffee and butter knives. They don't regulate what you do on your time off. Some people bring guitars on the road so I don't see why you can't bring skates, or even a snowboard for those long 30 hour layovers in Terrace or Comox.
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#8 Post by North Shore » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:05 pm

Snowboard?! should you be flying an aeroplane if you can't muster sufficient brainpower to run your feet independently from each other while sliding across snow? :wink: :lol:
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#9 Post by BE20 Driver » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:56 pm

Lol north shore.

Snowboards don't require ski poles, which I believe are prohibited items in terms of carry on's. Therefore, a board would be easier to sneak past the guys with a lobotomy who insist on refusing me to carry my coffee through security.
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