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Re: Sporting Equipment ?



Be careful about how or what you declare in your baggage!  The airlines may
buy it, but some customs inspectors have a minimal sense of humor in such
matters.

Tom Webb, WA9AFM/5
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard W L Limebear <Richard@g3rwl.demon.co.uk>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2002 8:31 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Sporting Equipment ?


> Gang
>
> Has anyone ever wanted to take ham equipment on a foreign trip but been
> deterred because the extra weight put them at risk of exceeding their
> baggage allowance ? (= excess baggage co$ts)
>
> I'm doing some travelling soon and, looking at the airline's web pages, I
> see mention that people can take an *extra* 13kg of "sports equipment" in
> addition to their personal baggage allowance (usually 20kg).
>
> Some countries call amateur radio "Radio Sport". Has anyone ever tried
> to use this clause to cover the extra weight of ham gear ?
>
> Theres a rider that sports gear might get bumped onto a later flight ...
> but what if its in the same suitcase as the regular (personal) baggage ?
>
> Any thoughts anyone ?
>
> 73
> Richard W L Limebear G3RWL
> g3rwl@amsat.org
> FOC # 1188
>
>           So many beautiful girls ..... (sob) so little time
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