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Just poles in checked luggage - how?

 Poster: A snowHead
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So not skiing, but im going to do a hut to hut walk later in the year.

Walking poles are clearly banned from carry on and i don't want to risk it so my question is how do i check them in?

I don't want to check anything else in because if it doesn't arrive it writes the holiday off.

Do I just tape them together and send them like that or will I need some sort of bag, which i'd like to avoid because of its weight? Any other tips or ideas?
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Bubblewrap? Or hire some when you get there?
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
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What about getting some telescopic ones, like these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/telescopic-walking-poles/s?k=telescopic+walking+poles&tag=amz07b-21
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@hobbiteater, buy them on arrival?
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Can believe it's worth paying for hold luggage over the cost of buying a cheapie pair.
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Having had a cheap pair collapse on me on an early start (2:30am I think), I'm not sure I would buy a cheap pair -- because if they break, that would really write the holiday off! I've done several trips with EasyJet since Covid, no issues with hold baggage at all.
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@hobbiteater, Tick the box on your booking for "Mobility Support" and then they are your walking aids. Simples.
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Thanks all!!!

Can't post them as first night is in a hutte and really don't want to have to find a show and buy some, I have some so that seems like a waste or very least more of a faff to sell on.

I'm on swiss to ZRH, the bag was about £50 return, doubt I'd find a pair of poles in the airport for that, I did look.

Bubble wrap is a good shout.

They are collapsing but hiking poles are explicitly banned from carry on.


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@hobbiteater, Obvs you'll have to carry the bubblewrap with you on your walk for your return trip.
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@halfhand, i'll check my rucksack on the way home
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@hobbiteater, Laughing
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Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
Can believe it's worth paying for hold luggage over the cost of buying a cheapie pair.


I can, as well Very Happy
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
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Obvs you'll have to carry the bubblewrap with you on your walk for your return trip.
Or just carry a tiny roll of sellotape and wrap the poles in a carrier bag (obtained abroad) after the trip.
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