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Another Helmet in hand luggage thread (Grenoble)...

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Hi, I’m just wondering if anyone has taken a helmet through security in hand luggage this season. Judging by numerous past threads Grenoble had quite a strict policy in the past with no boots or helmets allowed. I’ve just emailed Grenoble airport direct and information desk responded saying it was fine to take helmets on board but Crystal ski website https://www.tuiski.co.uk/our-policies/terms-and-conditions/transport-information/ still says that helmets are not allowed in hand luggage at Grenoble or Chambéry.

I’m far more inclined to believe the email direct from Grenoble information desk but wondered if anyone had any first hand experience this season? I know in previous years there have been signs etc. at the airport saying No to boots and helmets in hand luggage.

Cheers!
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Never had a problem with either helmet or boots in/out of Grenoble.

Still see people attach helmets to the outside of their hand luggage and they manage fine.
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I’ve always taken both my helmets and boots in hand luggage with no issues. Seen lots of other people in the same queue doing the same.
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Thanks both. I’ve never had a problem elsewhere and never even crossed my mind until I saw some of the threads regarding Grenoble...
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Fridge03 wrote:
Still see people attach helmets to the outside of their hand luggage and they manage fine.


I see those people too and it drives me mad. Having a rucksack on with a helmet swinging off is a real PITA for other travellers. As you are moving around your helmet is whacking other people, especially little kids.....grrrrrrr.

I always stick mine in my suitcase in the hold.
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Corduroy wrote:
Fridge03 wrote:
Still see people attach helmets to the outside of their hand luggage and they manage fine.


I see those people too and it drives me mad. Having a rucksack on with a helmet swinging off is a real PITA for other travellers. As you are moving around your helmet is whacking other people, especially little kids.....grrrrrrr.

I always stick mine in my suitcase in the hold.


But then how do mere mortals know you are going SKIING?

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Been flying Home from Grenoble 6 weeks ago, and had my helmet strapped to my bag - no problem at all Happy
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When anyone has questioned my helmet swinging around on my pack, I just stick it on my head and continue - had a few people object - only one got as far as me asking to see the written rule against...they gave up of course Wink
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I took my Salomon go 2 ski bag containing boots, helmet and alll my other ski gubbins as hand luggage last season through Heathrow T5 and Grenoble without any problem and plan to do the same thing again in 3 weeks. Nobody said a thing which I was most surprised about - with it being a rather large bag and fairly heavy!
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Corduroy wrote:
Fridge03 wrote:
Still see people attach helmets to the outside of their hand luggage and they manage fine.


I see those people too and it drives me mad. Having a rucksack on with a helmet swinging off is a real PITA for other travellers. As you are moving around your helmet is whacking other people, especially little kids.....grrrrrrr.

I always stick mine in my suitcase in the hold.


Not a good idea to put it in the hold, unless it's in a hard suitcase. You won't know what impacts its been subject to.

If you're being whacked by it, you are waaaay too close. There's what, 5-10cm length max in the straps for it to swing on? Should be wearing a different sort of protection of your own if you're that close wink

Unless you mean in the plane aisle when embarking/disembarking? I can't think of any other situation travelling where it wouldn't be very weird to be close enough to be whacked. Good etiquette generally is to take a backpack off before boarding with or without helmet, as it would be pretty close to sitting passengers' heads either way.
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clarky999 wrote:


Good etiquette generally is to take a backpack off before boarding with or without helmet, as it would be pretty close to sitting passengers' heads either way.


When I'm in the front of the plane EG 1C or 1D you always end up whacked by people still wearing rucksacks. So I sit temporarily in 1B or 1E. Also on trains or busses take the blooming things off as well and hold at your legs (the narrow bit of the body).
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Would imagine it depends on the airline and their hand baggage rules, that said that is also down to the people working on the day you fly. I have seen staff check every piece of hand luggage for weight and size at check-in and boarding and also seen people get on with half of snow and rock in their hand luggage.
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hand luggage is supposed to fit in one of those frames isn't it? Very few rucksacks with helmets swinging off them would do. Would have thought that is the airline rule?

Personally I've never been bothered by someone carrying a helmet onto a plane. Equally I hate having things swinging off my rucksack so I'd strap it down properly.
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clarky999 wrote:
Corduroy wrote:
Fridge03 wrote:
Still see people attach helmets to the outside of their hand luggage and they manage fine.


I see those people too and it drives me mad. Having a rucksack on with a helmet swinging off is a real PITA for other travellers. As you are moving around your helmet is whacking other people, especially little kids.....grrrrrrr.

I always stick mine in my suitcase in the hold.


Not a good idea to put it in the hold, unless it's in a hard suitcase. You won't know what impacts its been subject to.

If you're being whacked by it, you are waaaay too close. There's what, 5-10cm length max in the straps for it to swing on? Should be wearing a different sort of protection of your own if you're that close wink

Unless you mean in the plane aisle when embarking/disembarking? I can't think of any other situation travelling where it wouldn't be very weird to be close enough to be whacked. Good etiquette generally is to take a backpack off before boarding with or without helmet, as it would be pretty close to sitting passengers' heads either way.


Completely agree! Unless the bus/plane or whatever is completely empty I always try and take off my rucksack.

In the times I have it attached to bag it's only as my hand luggage is too full, I always try and pop it in there if I can.
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The simple solutions to the jobs worths is to wear your ski boots and helmet until through security and if necessary until you board the aircraft. That'll teach them!!
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