Take a metal detector on an airliner?
April 13, 2006 5:42 AM Subscribe
Can a US airline passenger take a metal detector along on an airline flight? [m/i]
posted by pax digita to Travel & Transportation (13 answers total)
So I work with a guy who likes to look for old coins and stuff with a metal detector. He's getting ready to fly down to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and wants to take his metal detector along so he can scout around on the beach to see if there's anything interesting.
He tells me he can't get a straight answer from the travel agency, the airline, or the TSA about whether it's OK to take his metal detector, and if so, whether it has to be checked baggage. When he tried TSA, he got generic non-information. The airline referred him to TSA for anything not covered in the standard document, which doesn't mention such items at all.
Anybody know anything definitive?