Helmet as a carry on?

I.R.E. Mike Pee /

So I'm flying up to NY this weekend, and I've got a loaner ped setup. I need to bring my helmet, but I'm checking just a duffle bag, and I'm thinking it will get messed up if I leave the helmet in the bag. I don't want a cracked visor or anything. I've seen the baggage handlers do their thing, and they're nicknamed "throwers" for a reason.

So, think they'll give me shit if I just try to carry my helmet on the plane? Normally I wouldn't think it would be a problem, but with homeland secrutiy having a stick up their ass about everything, I thought I'd ask and see what people thought. Anyone done it before?

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Done it before, no problems

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I.R.E. Mike Pee /

Sweet! Thanks.

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Tell them you're afraid of crashing. If they don't believe you, piss yourself.

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justin and i just went to seattle and definitely had no problems with our helmets being in our carry on bags.

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Matt Scout The Scouting Dcon /

Actually Mike, you might want to call and ask about your particular helmet. Motorcycle helmets don't have the added bonus of an integrated headset and boom mic. :-)

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I.R.E. Mike Pee /

Yeah...I might bring my full face instead of my pilot's helmet. For some reason they might question a random military helmet more than your typical full face.

Fucking homeland security...

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what they wont let you do is wear your helmet on the plane and through security so you can have 2 carry ons. friggin lame.

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I.R.E. Mike Pee /

Well if I can't wear it I guess I'll just have to trust in my floating seat cushion for safety if we crash.

Wait...I'm only flying over land. Shit.

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last year I went to he Dominican republic to go kiteboarding and signed up Gor some off toad riding with a company down there. All my bags were maxed out at 50 PBS a piece, and I had 2 carry ons.. Plus my Helmet. They wanted to charge me 50 bucks excess baggage charge for my helmet so I just put the helmet on and said it was no different than a hat. They gave me the business but I held my ground. They allowed me to board the plane with my helmet on. I felt like an idiot. I took it off after we took off. Safety first!

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toe fur threadkiller /

i wish more people rode planes with a helmet.

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i so want to do that :P just for the looks

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