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Seatpost allowed on flight?

  • 29-06-2022 6:22pm
    Registered Users Posts: 173 ✭✭


    Have a family member flying over tomorrow from UK and they will bring a seatpost over to me.

    Thing is they have no checked in luggage so would have to bring the post as carry on with them on the plane(ryanair).

    Its just a regular seatpost , not a dropper . 300mm long.

    Risky ? Would it be confiscated? Hard to get a clear answer from reading the guidelines. tennis rackets , baseball bats and walking poles not allowed. I could see how someone in security could interpret a long seatpost as belonging in same category.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,310 ✭✭✭✭Raam

    Not sure I'd risk it. I've had a multi-tool taken off me in the past.

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,560 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black

    Depends if you’re willing to take the chance that they may not, it could depend on the security guard, but anything large like that gets flagged as a potential weapon I think.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,872 ✭✭✭DaveyDave

    I don't see the issue, if it's not listed as prohibited then bring it. Fairly big difference in size and weight between a 30cm seat post and a baseball bat or walking stick.

    Also a baseball bat and walking stick would be too big as carry on, possibly a tennis racket too. A seat post would fit into a small backpack or carry on suitcase.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,208 ✭✭✭Idleater

    I've a similar question but have to possibly travel with a crank set.

    I suspect the (single) chainring might push it into the "dangerous weapon) category?

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,674 Mod ✭✭✭✭CramCycle

    I don't see a chainring getting on but a seatpost should be fine. I carried a NY Fagghedaboutit lock through. Security in Dublin stopped me for a protracted discussion but eventually let me through (I said I'd happily leave it in lost and found or run back out and lock it up outside), no other airport flinched at it though.

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,224 Mod ✭✭✭✭Weepsie

    I imagine they'd let camera tripods on. Get them to stick a camera on it. Job done

  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 10,963 Mod ✭✭✭✭MarkR

    I wouldn't chance it

    • Blunt Instruments: any blunt instrument capable of causing injury, this includes some sporting equipment such as tennis rackets and baseball bats

    Looks like they have fairly broad discretion, so if you can hit someone with it, then probably best not to chance it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 506 ✭✭✭asdfg87

    I t will not be allowed through security in my view, i had a little spanner tamen one time, about 120mm, amother time 3 tapas forks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,872 ✭✭✭DaveyDave

    You could argue a battery bank is a blunt object because it's essentially a little brick but those are allowed on.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,451 ✭✭✭Feisar

    I got pulled for a plastering spray head, see below. It was beefier than that in fairness. I said to yer man in Dublin airport that I'd be better of with my fist or a bag of change in a sock as there was no real way to get a good grip on it for doing damage. He let me off with it but I wouldn't chance anything remotely bat shaped.

    First they came for the socialists...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,263 ✭✭✭easygoing39

    I've taken a crankarm with the chainring attached thru Dublin no problem.I did get stopped with a multi-tool,but the security bloke just called over his superviser who said it was ok to bring onboard.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,525 ✭✭✭cletus

    I'd imagine a crank arm with chainring attached might be easier to get through, as it looks more like a bike part to a lay person.

    Chain ring could be a throwing star for all some people know

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,182 ✭✭✭padyjoe

    You never know. I remember a 10mm socket bit being taken off me because I had forgot to leave it in the car after removing a battery clamp. And I even didn't have ratchet with me.

  • Registered Users Posts: 576 ✭✭✭Whatwicklow

    I have I brought a left side crank arm power meter the past few years, gets some strange questions but allways got through. I lost the tools to fit it 2 off 8 times thru security

  • Registered Users Posts: 77,923 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    OP, what was the outcome?

  • Registered Users Posts: 173 ✭✭monkeyactive

    Ok after reading a few of the posts here I asked my seatpost mule not to risk bringing it.

    However at the last minute she ignored my instruction and brought the seatpost in her carry on bag. Walked through security with it no bother.

    So it got through.

    Might have had something to do with the fact that she was a very unthreatening looking lady with two young kids in tow.

    I have had 10mm spanners taken off me by security in Shannon.

    Could just have been lucky here

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 46,948 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    they were clearly worried about you dismantling the plane from the inside.