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?