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I'm flying to Baltimore for Games Day on Friday and I'm wondering if I'm going to have any problems bringing my army. Right now I'm planning to carry it on because I don't want to deal with multiple suitcases.
Has anyone had any problems doing this? Does anyone have any suggestions or pointers for flying with your minis?
The problem with minis is that they are generally small, have sharp bits and are metallic. Given tweezers are a problem item and must be removed, I would advise either speaking to your travel advsior before the f;ight, or seek out security personnel at the airport to discuss. However, I know that others on this and other sites have carried on their minis with no issues.
My bro works in an airport and tends to see a lot of people travelling to Birmingham around the time of the GTs and anytime someone trys to bring army cases on board a plane its an automatic ''you have to check it in as hold luggage'' And thats in an airport which isnt the strictest-I imagine it would be the same for travelling in the US as they tend to be stricter.
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I flew back to Guernsey last summer with my Guard force as we had planned a few games between friends.
I stuck all mine into a GW carry case, and put them into my suitcase, padded with clothes at either end. I never had any problems with them, and they all arrived in once piece.
As has been said above, it's probably not the best idea to take them on as hand luggage, as at the mo with security as it is, they probably wouldn't let you take them on board. Your best bet is to put them in the middle of your suitcase with as much padding as you can possibly muster around to protect them...
And make sure your insurance covers them as well!!
I had to fly all the way from Australia to Norway not to long ago, and bring all my figures with me. They let all my nicely painted minatures through, but things like tweezers I had to put in the check-in luggage. It does depend, and I would advise that you ask the airport security staff before you decide.
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