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Old 07-17-2002, 08:35 PM   #5
Leslie Parks
Dojo: Tenshinkan Dojo
Location: Chicago
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 41
Travelling With Weapons

Apart from what I'm sure many people will think, ie. not worth even trying...

In December I flew from Chicago O'Hare to LAX. My husband and I arrived early and checked our baggage, including our weapons. They had to go through special screening and were categorized as "odd size luggage". If they ask what they are, "wooden martial arts training sticks" works well, weapons sounds rather...dangerous. Just be careful at the other end. Ours got stuck on the conveyer belt at baggage claim, having been put on at an odd angle. Fortunately, it was the special "odd size luggage" claim, so it was us and one other guy.

Good luck.
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