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axeweldr

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Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« on: May 10, 2015, 11:00:03 PM »
Topics says it all.  I'm wondering if you can carry on a two ball tote?   I don't want to check them, due to one of them being unreplacable.  You input is greatly appreciated. 
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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2015, 02:43:43 AM »

... a DHS attorney appeared before a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and boldly claimed DHS has the authority to strip search every airline passenger. Although it hit the news, I was surprised by the lack of media coverage.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2469069/endpoint-security/does-dhs-have-the-authority-to-strip-search-passengers-like-it-claims-.html


http://tsanewsblog.com/12916/news/tsa-strip-searches-another-victim/


I stand by my statement above.There are no strip searches.
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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2015, 10:06:51 AM »
Sorry to have ruffled feathers on that one, headwest. My statement was meant as hyperbole to illustrate what I feel are drastic differences in security protocols followed at those two different airports; nevertheless, if I offended you or anyone else, I offer my apologies.

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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2015, 11:13:23 AM »
Sorry to have ruffled feathers on that one, headwest. My statement was meant as hyperbole to illustrate what I feel are drastic differences in security protocols followed at those two different airports; nevertheless, if I offended you or anyone else, I offer my apologies.

Good thing you didn't mention the anal probes...  :o
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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2015, 01:15:46 PM »
Sorry to have ruffled feathers on that one, headwest. My statement was meant as hyperbole to illustrate what I feel are drastic differences in security protocols followed at those two different airports; nevertheless, if I offended you or anyone else, I offer my apologies.
No offense taken just trying to clarify some misconceptions.As security changes from a one size fits all model to risk based model there are real differences depending on where a particular airport may be at in the process.And as I stated before the airlines have a role in what level of screening a passenger receives.

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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2015, 01:20:17 PM »
 ;)
Sorry to have ruffled feathers on that one, headwest. My statement was meant as hyperbole to illustrate what I feel are drastic differences in security protocols followed at those two different airports; nevertheless, if I offended you or anyone else, I offer my apologies.

Good thing you didn't mention the anal probes...  :o
The anal probes are saved for anal people. ;)

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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2015, 03:59:24 PM »
I've traveled with two or one ball totes to different countries the last 10 years. No issues at all. It does slow you down for they sometimes wonder what they are seeing, but there are times TSA themselves know what they are looking at and let me go on my way.


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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2019, 09:13:28 AM »
You should be able to take two double totes, one that you'd have to keep under your feet, one up above in the luggage shelf.

Most of my crew does 3 ball tourney totes, and we fly southwest...I have one regular luggage and one three ball tourney tote.  All fly free.  The tourney totes are 47 of the 50 slotted pounds.
Bill, I recently witched to two triple totes for travel purposes, but this will be my first time flying with this setup. Do you put any type of padding (i.e. towel) on top of the balls? Iíve got the hammer triple totes, so the top is clear, but not padded.

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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2019, 03:47:10 PM »
The last time I attempted to carry on a 2-ball tote, the TSA agent refused to let them on the plane because she couldn't see through the core.  I had to go back to the counter and check that bag and the nice lady at the counter pulled one of my other checked bags and let that be carried on instead.  A ton of hassle over something that shouldn't have been an issue.   ::)

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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2019, 05:08:57 PM »
The last time I attempted to carry on a 2-ball tote, the TSA agent refused to let them on the plane because she couldn't see through the core.  I had to go back to the counter and check that bag and the nice lady at the counter pulled one of my other checked bags and let that be carried on instead.  A ton of hassle over something that shouldn't have been an issue.   ::)

 
I had the exact same experience out of LAX. Then the baggage folks decided to try to pick up my tote by the zipper handle. Low IQ must be a prerequisite for the job.  ???


In other travels, I've spoke to TSA agents in Ft. Wayne, Ind and Portland, Ore. Both told me there would be NO issues bringing on a 2 ball Tote. When I asked why LAX declined, they told me each airport makes their own final determination. They said the best action is to call ahead before the trip and get a answer. it's the safer bet.

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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2019, 05:09:52 PM »
Isn't security theater lovely?  To this day the Garland Tx police department has stopped more terrorists than the TSA.  Still thanks for the heads up.  Don't want to end up the watch list because I am the mad bowling ball bomber.  Leave the Roto Grenade or MoRich WMB balls at home.
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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2019, 05:36:50 PM »
Isn't security theater lovely?  To this day the Garland Tx police department has stopped more terrorists than the TSA.  Still thanks for the heads up.  Don't want to end up the watch list because I am the mad bowling ball bomber.  Leave the Roto Grenade or MoRich WMB balls at home.
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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2019, 07:01:40 PM »
Well my 2019 Nationals equipment story is sad. TSA broke my 2 ball case, Southwest treated me like a terrorist when I had a 1 ball carry on.

I bowl like crap, then decide to ship my stuff home with BBE(I normally do that every year). I took my stuff to BBE Friday morning, and they ARE STILL in Vegas. So much for the "Express" part. I'm hoping for some compensation on this delay.

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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2019, 09:32:44 PM »
Iím leaving Friday flying southwest. Hereís what I do. 2 three ball totes for my check in bags. One backpack carry on with my bowling shoes, towel, abralon, tape etc. one carry on with my clothes. Only works if you use 15 lbs on the totes or you will be over the 50 lb weight limit and have to pay a fine.

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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2019, 02:12:52 PM »
January 2019 from Omaha to Vegas on Southwest.  Wife and I traveled with a full suitcase and two 2-ball bags.  Since the two of us were allowed two check bags each (up to 50lbs), we check all three. 

No issues at all both directions. 

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Re: Question about bowling equipment and air travel.
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2019, 11:45:32 PM »

... a DHS attorney appeared before a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and boldly claimed DHS has the authority to strip search every airline passenger. Although it hit the news, I was surprised by the lack of media coverage.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2469069/endpoint-security/does-dhs-have-the-authority-to-strip-search-passengers-like-it-claims-.html


http://tsanewsblog.com/12916/news/tsa-strip-searches-another-victim/

Not only 8 years old, but wrong, as it has been proven that the 4A applies.

https://professional-troublemaker.com/2017/01/15/what-are-my-rights-at-the-tsa-checkpoint/

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