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p.1 #1 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


Just curious... anyone had issues with customs when flying with one of these?

Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster Large http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00017LSPI/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1



Apr 14, 2014 at 01:04 AM
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p.1 #2 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


It's probably the fins that bother TSA. I have a "Hurricane" that looks like a doodad for baby enemas and TSA doesn't give rat's tail about it.


Apr 14, 2014 at 01:10 AM
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p.1 #3 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


Gochugogi wrote:
It's probably the fins that bother TSA. I have a "Hurricane" that looks like a doodad for baby enemas and TSA doesn't give rat's tail about it.


Haven't heard of that. Who makes those?



Apr 14, 2014 at 01:14 AM
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p.1 #4 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


javapop wrote:
Just curious... anyone had issues with customs when flying with one of these?

Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster Large http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00017LSPI/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Yes I have, more than once. Enough in fact that I now carry another brand with me when I travel - looks exactly the same but no fins - and doesn't work quite as well.

They've torn my luggage apart to get to it when I check it, and they've asked me to prove what it was when carrying it with my camera as carry-on. I almost didn't get on with it once when it was carry on. That's what made me try checking it instead. Both medium and large size - makes no difference.

Yes, it's the fins. But the TSA is easily freaked and flying is bad enough, so why push it?

javapop wrote:
Haven't heard of that. Who makes those?


I think in fact the other brand I have IS a hurricane - and I think it's made by "promaster". It seems that the rubber is a little thinner - but it could be my imagination. The red tip apparently doesn't scare them.

[edit] I've gone through so many of these I forget which I've got any more. The other one I've got is a Zeikos, the red tip one melted (hot car in summer). The Hurricane I see here looks different than I remember -so maybe I had a tornado? http://www.amazon.com/Precision-Design-Deluxe-Hurricane-Blower/dp/B0012S1R7E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1397450726&sr=8-2&keywords=hurricane+blower




Apr 14, 2014 at 04:38 AM
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p.1 #5 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


Why would they have any troubly/issues with customs

I have been flying hundreds of times with one, without any "issues"



Apr 14, 2014 at 05:18 AM
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p.1 #6 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


javapop wrote:
Just curious... anyone had issues with customs when flying with one of these?

Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster Large http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00017LSPI/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1



Did you mean TSA instead of customs?

Have flown with the large few times domestic and international as carry on. Someone advised me to put it in a ziploc in checked bag with a nice friendly note but I figured it would be easier showing a tsa agent what it is in person as they can clearly see all my camera gear in my carry on bag. So far, never been an issue or a discussion about it.



Apr 14, 2014 at 05:31 AM
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p.1 #7 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


Lars Johnsson wrote:
Why would they have any troubly/issues with customs

I have been flying hundreds of times with one, without any "issues"


It's a problem with TSA security at USA airports. The rest of the world doesn't care. TSA is an organization that wastes time taking away your bottled water, coffee or flask, albeit you can buy all the water, coffee or booze once inside the "secure" area.



Apr 14, 2014 at 05:37 AM
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p.1 #8 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


Why don't he put it in the check in bag and all the problems are gone

Bottled water and the other stuff, will not be allowed in any airport. So that's not a USA thing.



Apr 14, 2014 at 05:52 AM
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p.1 #9 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


Mine was confiscated by TSA. Cost me some $16.00 at the time to buy another one.


Apr 14, 2014 at 09:51 AM
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p.1 #10 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


I had a 3mm Allen key confiscated at the Ottawa airport.


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p.1 #11 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


Such posts are a sad indictment on the culture and efficacy of so-called security.



Apr 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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p.1 #12 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


Things happen when you give someone a lot of authority and little salary. It is a problem here in the US.


Apr 14, 2014 at 03:49 PM
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p.1 #13 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


TSA took away my french fries and touched my arse while wearing rubber gloves. Apparently the zipper on my pocket confused their body scanner.


Apr 14, 2014 at 05:18 PM
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p.1 #14 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


Gochugogi wrote:
TSA took away my french fries and touched my arse while wearing rubber gloves. Apparently the zipper on my pocket confused their body scanner.


Why were you wearing rubber gloves?



Apr 14, 2014 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #15 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


Lars Johnsson wrote:
Why would they have any troubly/issues with customs

I have been flying hundreds of times with one, without any "issues"


http://petapixel.com/2013/12/18/photographer-blower-confiscated-tsa-fly-like-missile/



Apr 14, 2014 at 06:40 PM
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p.1 #16 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


Just tell them the device is used to shove up your ass and suck out all the explosives you've hidden in there. Then fart and light a match!


Apr 14, 2014 at 09:57 PM
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p.1 #17 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


solution





Confirmed Threat







Threat Neutralized




Apr 15, 2014 at 08:29 PM
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p.1 #18 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


I prefer Jeffrey's solution.


Apr 15, 2014 at 08:47 PM
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p.1 #19 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


jcolwell wrote:
I prefer Jeffrey's solution.


Yeah.... not a bad idea at all! I'll be in an area that canned air is for the most part unavailable... so this will be important to have.



Apr 15, 2014 at 09:34 PM
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p.1 #20 · traveling with Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large


Or, more seriously, separate the red tip and store it elsewhere. The perceived visual might then not look that scary to those morons.


Apr 15, 2014 at 09:46 PM
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