Originally Posted by TakeFive
Next time we will bring our own PFDs, even if we need to check a bag.
You shouldn't have to check a bag. We took our inflatable PFDs, along with spare recharge kits, in our carry-ons when we chartered last November. We brought along a copy of the TSA sheet that mentions PFDs and spare cylinders are okay for carry-on, but didn't need them, as they did open and examine our bags, but did not ask questions when they saw what we were carrying.