flying with a helmet carry-on

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  1. blaze

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    does anyone have any experience with traveling with helmets? i will most likely call Bondurant and ask them about helmet styles and what they recommend bringing.. i have my own full faced Shoei that is a DOT motorcycle helmet (that i also wear in the car at the track) and would like to know what the best way to bring it would be without shipping it.. dropping a helmet, or bumping it with a custom paint job can be detrimental to the helmet shell.. so i am just trying to get an idea of logistics of flying with it and the best way to bring my own..
    anyone here have any experience with bringing a helmet carry on?

    i could wear it on the plane.. but that may freak people out.. hehehe :D
     
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    Wrap it in a towel and put it in a bowling ball bag and take it as carry-on. Don't be surprised if they make you send it as checked baggage. If it was me, I would use one of the helmets at Bondurant. And why aren't you driving to Bondurant making for a nice long road trip?
     
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    bowling ball bag.. good idea.. i have not looked into what is permissible with flying yet.. just thought i would ask here first..driving there is a good idea, and i would drive there, but i think it will be easier to fly and get a good rest and hit the track fresh.

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    also: i wanted to bring my own because i do not know the condition of Bondurant's helmets and i am used to my own, it fits me tightly and the way it should. i would like to bring it back knowing it went with me to Bondurant.. also it is one less thing i need to think about getting used to on their track while driving.. the more comfortable i am with my own gear, the better i can focus..
     
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    You might want to call Bondurant to see if they will allow you to use a motorcycle helmet. I am an instructor at a lot of events and most of them won't allow a motorcycle helmet. They might also require it be an SA2015. Some events I am going to instruct at this year won't allow a SA2010 any longer.
     
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    thanks jaylopez, i will give them a call tomorrow. i was wondering about that too.
     
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    My son travelled with his motocross gear. Helmet was a carry on in a helmet bag. No issues. Delta
     
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    thank you Sublimecat
     
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    No problem. Call ahead if your concerned. The TSA site identifies helmets as allowed.

    My TSA - Home Airport
     
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    Just wear it, it will be a great surprise for the other passengers.

    I had a buddy fly back from deployment in the Middle East a couple years ago. While in mid air flight, he put on a diving mask, snorkel, and dive fins. After a few minutes, the passengers became a little uneasy. The flight attendant asked him why he was wearing that stuff and he replied,"you have to always be prepared".

    They made him remove it all.
     
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    They sell Helmet bags on line under Snowmobile Helmets..Everyone has a bag if u snowmobile..our Simpson Helmets run 500$ so we have good fur lined helmet carriers
     
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    I road raced motorcycles for years. Helmet bags are the knly way to go. Dont buy the cheaper ones if ur helmet is worth more than $100. There are some really nice ones out there. Arai used to make a really great one, i have two of them. Plenty on ebay, Revzilla, cycle gear, good places to look.
     
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    thank you for saying that MABBRYFL30, they are great people over there. if you can, try and make it down sometime to go to the Speedlogix cars and coffee meetup. there are a lot of nice people there. :)
     
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    Doesn't it have to fit into one of this?

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    When's the last time you saw an airline verify the size of bags that walk on a plane?
     

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