Taking GPS on airplanes
Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:09 PM
I checked with TSA and they were no help. I was basically told that it's up to the officer that lets us through security. We don't want to get there and not be able to bring it because then what do we do with it?
Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:41 PM
Posted 12 March 2008 - 06:31 PM
You should have no problem with TSA because you have a GPS in your carry-on bag. The only issue will be whether the airline will let you turn it on in-flight.
This post has been edited by Stunod: 12 March 2008 - 06:35 PM
Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:33 PM
The page given on in-flight use of GPS units is interesting. I've never had that questioned either, though.
Posted 13 March 2008 - 02:18 AM
This post has been edited by TeamIzzieWeasel: 13 March 2008 - 02:19 AM
Posted 13 March 2008 - 03:24 AM
BTW, be careful with your checked luggage. When I check my luggage they were very strict about the weight and charging enormous amounts of $s for overweight luggage. I think the weight limit per piece is 50 lbs. Also I flew Delta.
Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:01 PM
Posted 15 March 2008 - 06:12 PM
Posted 21 March 2008 - 04:43 PM
Only one time was I asked to turn it off and that was only until we reached 10000 feet.
I would suggest if you get picked for additional screen you make sure you watch them put it back in your bags. One of mine "walked" off while I was getting some additional screening.
Posted 21 March 2008 - 05:00 PM
Posted 31 March 2008 - 10:59 AM
The announcement on the plane once we were in the air is that you can use any electronics as long as they don't transmit. Since the Garmin is only a receiver, it is okay.
When sitting by the window, it worked great! I was flying at 32,000 feet or so at 450 mph. It was cool to see what cities I was flying over. I also put in my destination city and could tell about how much further I had to go!