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Brigg umbrella at the airport

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Hi all.

Being abroad for vacations, I found a good priced Brigg umbrella to purchase. My worry is later at the airport. Should they allow me to carry it in the cabin? Or should I give it as a separate luggage? What is your experience on this?

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Gregory
 

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From the UK to Finland, I also had to check my long umbrella in. When asked why, I was told that the umbrella is a "dangereous weapon". Go figure.
 

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Originally Posted by mauser
From the UK to Finland, I also had to check my long umbrella in. When asked why, I was told that the umbrella is a "dangereous weapon". Go figure.
Actually, if you know how to incapacitate or kill someone with a stick, as is taught in many martial arts schools, an umbrella is perfectly suitable for the same task. Not that you'd get very far with, you know, flights marshalls carrying guns and all
 

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Originally Posted by Sator
I have heard that the KGB once assasinated a figure with an umbrella load with a poison dart.

Yes, the Bulgarian Georgi Markov sometime in the 1970s. Notably, that was a Brigg umbrella as well.
 

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I had to check mine. The shop might have a shipping box for you that you can check in with your normal luggage. The airline people were very nice about it.
 

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Mail it home. If you check it the baggage handlers will steal it.

Originally Posted by Merlino
Actually, if you know how to incapacitate or kill someone with a stick, as is taught in many martial arts schools, an umbrella is perfectly suitable for the same task. Not that you'd get very far with, you know, flights marshalls carrying guns and all


http://www.real-self-defense.com/unb...-umbrella.html
 

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Post it home as others have said otherwise you will be forced to check it in .
 

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Another option would be to put it in your luggage, provided your luggage can fit it. I brought back an umbrella from Japan and stashed it inside my luggage. It barely fit, but it came back home perfect.
 

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Last year I bought a solid stick umbrella from James Smith in London. I had them box it up as it needed to be checked. Fortunately, it wasn't stolen.
 

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Originally Posted by hangthree
Last year I bought a solid stick umbrella from James Smith in London. I had them box it up as it needed to be checked. Fortunately, it wasn't stolen.

I had the same good luck with my umbrella. To the OP, do ask the shop to mail the umbrella to you or mail it yourself. You may face customs fees, but no need to worry about airport personnel stealing it. I reckon this will be the safest.
 

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Thanks. It seems that the best way is mailing it.

The probability of stealing, in case of cheking it in, is large. I am also worry about damaging it if I check it in. You know, all these luggage, while transfering, turn upside down, and maybe the package with the umbrella be under a heavy luggage! I wouldn't risk it. So far I carried my small one inside the cabin without any problem.

How about packaging it in a solid box and try to take it in the cabin? Any hope on this?

In general, as far as I understand, you do not take your Brigg with you when going on a vacation or a short day trip, right?
 

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Originally Posted by designed
How about packaging it in a solid box and try to take it in the cabin? Any hope on this?

In general, as far as I understand, you do not take your Brigg with you when going on a vacation or a short day trip, right?


I don't think the security will allow it in the cabin even in a box... if you want to be absolutely sure, maybe the airport's website has their security instructions.

Correct, I wouldn't take a long umbrella (mine's a James Smith & Sons actually
) on a trip involving flying, because of the strict and, mostly, silly airport security measures. Just a collapsible umbrella...which, to the best of my understanding, is not classified a dangerous weapon.
 

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley
Yes, the Bulgarian Georgi Markov sometime in the 1970s. Notably, that was a Brigg umbrella as well.


I had no idea it was a briggs umbrella - I thought that it would have been made in Russia - it had some type of a mechanism to shoot the dart
 

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