SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related) > Flying with a PFD
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Flying with a PFD Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
10-14-2008 12:43 PM
sailingdog 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.
10-09-2008 11:00 PM
tausap
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melrna View Post
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?
10-08-2008 10:28 PM
Melrna
Quote:
Originally Posted by tausap View Post
. 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.
10-08-2008 10:12 PM
Delirious 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. ;-)
10-08-2008 10:02 PM
tausap
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melrna View Post
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.
10-08-2008 09:51 PM
Melrna 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
10-08-2008 09:35 PM
T34C
Quote:
Originally Posted by AllThumbs View Post


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.

Eric
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.
10-08-2008 09:15 PM
jimmytc You can check the regulations on the internet.
I always fly with mine.
ALWAYS an issue though......
Best is to have a copy of the regulations at hand when you check in.
10-08-2008 07:43 PM
sailordave Up to the individual airlines. ("with the permission of the aircraft operator") or something to that effect reads the CFR.

Now they have flip-flopped several times on this but the last I heard was it could be in carry on OR checked luggage.
Call the airline. JetBlue won't allow them. SouthWest did the last time I flew.
10-08-2008 05:35 PM
AllThumbs
well that is not very safe!

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
I always inflate mine before boarding. I doubt I'd have the presence of mind to pull the chord if the plane was going down.


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.

Eric
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:24 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.