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Actually, you are supposed to wait until the plane has crashed into the ocean, and you are out of the fuselage and in the water to inflate it. If you don't, you will not be able to swim out of a sinking fuselage because you will be stuck to the ceiling due of the flotation of the life vest.

As to the OP question, I haven't a clue.

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You are supposed to wait until plane crashes until you inflate. That way if you die, they don't have to buy a replacement cartrige.
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Everyone here is right about the PFD as far as carry on.
To recap:
1. They are allowed to travel; either as check baggage or carry-on.
A. Individual airlines sets their own policy so call them and ask them.
Ask the airline rep you talk to where that policy is written so the
check-in agent knows where to look it up in the computer.
B. Put a copy of said Federal Reg and airline company policy in the check
bag the PFD is in. We are dealing with the second lowest common
denominator of humans, TSA, (lawyers being at the bottom) who
aren't smart enough to recognize what a PFD is in the first place and
think the cartridge is some sort of device that came from Al Qaeda.
C. If the PFD is in check luggage make sure you check in at least one or more hours for TSA bag checkers to figure out your PFD is not a terrorist weapon of mass destruction. Otherwise the luggage might not make it with you on your flight. Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dumb need a few minutes to recover from you scaring them half to death. Don't ask how I know this for I will have to kill you if I tell you.
D. Pray to Alla as the carousel goes around that your luggage will be there.

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Everyone here is right about the PFD as far as carry on.
To recap:
1. They are allowed to travel; either as check baggage or carry-on.
A. Individual airlines sets their own policy so call them and ask them.
Ask the airline rep you talk to where that policy is written so the
check-in agent knows where to look it up in the computer.
B. Put a copy of said Federal Reg and airline company policy in the check
bag the PFD is in. We are dealing with the second lowest common
denominator of humans, TSA, (lawyers being at the bottom) who
aren't smart enough to recognize what a PFD is in the first place and
think the cartridge is some sort of device that came from Al Qaeda.
C. If the PFD is in check luggage make sure you check in at least one or more hours for TSA bag checkers to figure out your PFD is not a terrorist weapon of mass destruction. Otherwise the luggage might not make it with you on your flight. Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dumb need a few minutes to recover from you scaring them half to death. Don't ask how I know this for I will have to kill you if I tell you.
D. Pray to Alla as the carousel goes around that your luggage will be there.

Capt Melissa
767/757 International Pilot
I'm an Airbus Capt for a major airline and checked all my books and could find no restrictions. That does not mean the dumbasses at the TSA will know what they are doing though. Capt. Melissa is correct.

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No need to bring one. They will tell you "as we will be flying over water for a portion of this flight your seat cushion becomes a flotation device in the event of a water landing."

So now we have established that it is a PFD and they have identified it as "YOUR" seat . . . so take it with you when you get off the plane.

Problem solved. ;-)

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. That does not mean the dumb-asses at the TSA will know what they are doing though. Capt. Melissa is correct.
You were way to kind to call TSA dumb-asses. I give it a "G" rating. You can do better than that. It is sailnet after all. . Trust me, George W doesn't monitor this site. Let's call it how we see them.

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You were way to kind to call TSA dumb-asses. I give it a "G" rating. You can do better than that. It is sailnet after all. . Trust me, George W doesn't monitor this site. Let's call it how we see them.
They may come after me for speaking the truth and take my security clearance, then I would have to put my money where my mouth is and really go cruising.

And GW and his minions monitor EVERYTHING, don't you know that?

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Be aware that the restrictions for allowing PFDs and CO2 cartridges are up to the individual airlines and vary by airline. CALL THE AIRLINE IN QUESTION and GET IT IN WRITING.

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