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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 11:30 pm
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Mike Crenshaw
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As of now, the only airport that I have ever been through that has shown itself as antique fan friendly is Chicago Midway Airport.  Has anyone else gone through a fan-friendly airport other than Chicago Midway?  If so, I am curious to know which airports other fan collectors have taken fans through.  Carry-on, not checked baggage.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 11:58 pm
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Bruce Allen
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I took home a sidewinder as take on luggage leaving from Destin-Fort Walton Beach airport (VPS), Florida two years ago. I took the blade and cage off and put it in my take on suitcase and put the stump in a tool bag I bought at Home depot. They flagged my luggage but after showing them what it was they let me continue on without any grief.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 01:23 am
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I worked for TSA six years. About anything goes in checked luggage. It will be tested, but cleared. Carry on depends on passenger's attitude, no rush, and patience. Get there two hours before your flight. The fan will be pulled for testing. They may call the Supervisor over. It will help if you have your AFCA badge, or images of the Convention to show him. If the consider it a weapon, it has to be checked. Bill Samek does this every year and has had no trouble.

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