Tips for flying into Chicago? Especially when one has cosplay/props.
Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:39 PM
My major concern of all this is the "hard" parts of my costumes--the armor plates, automail pieces, heavy pieces of leather and the like that I worry about breaking. I don't really want to pack those pieces into the checked luggage, but I don't know how I'll get through TSA with them, either. Similarly, I'd also be curious how well items like hair gels/products make it through on checked luggage, since the particular products I'll be using don't come in nice airline-friendly sizes.
Besides that, I rarely fly anyway so I'm up for any other tips getting through with costumes in tow. Thanks!
Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:14 PM
When flying, the less stuff you're wearing that you'll have to take off and scan, the better. Complicated clothing could be problematic. Perhaps you should call your airport before you head out.
Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:27 AM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:23 PM
Thankfully, I'm planning only to wear at most one of the two pairs of shoes I need (and packing the other, more delicate pair), and a jacket. Nothing else complicated, it'll be too early for me to deal with that, plus I don't want to walk/ride the train wearing anything complicated anyway.
That's good to know! I'll look into that on Southwest's website, thank you!
Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:56 PM
Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:35 AM
Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:55 AM
Though with my luck, I could wear nothing more than a tshirt, pants and sandals, with empty pockets and no extra pieces, and still get a patdown. orz
Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:01 PM
Oooo I'd never considered this before. Good plan!
Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:15 PM
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