Poles for GR20


Posted: Thu, May 31, 2018, 14:19

Hi, was wondering if anyone knows if major airlines e.g. easyjet will accept walking poles in hand luggage? Many thanks.


Posted: Thu, May 31, 2018, 15:25

From my experience, you can't have poles in carry-on.
They can go in checked luggage no problem.


Posted: Thu, May 31, 2018, 15:34

I know an old guy who got walking poles that look like traditional walking sticks. He gets those on board by looking as though he needs them. I also know a woman who got her regular walking poles onto one flight, only to have them confiscated when she changed flights. In other words you can take a chance, but at the risk of losing them.


Posted: Fri, Jun 1, 2018, 1:02

I took a chance and got my walking poles onto an easyjet flight last year (Bristol to Nice). I ditched said poles before I travelled back.

The airport security rules state that walking poles should be carried in hold luggage. This year I have paid for a hold bag. It's just an extra 15 - 20 quid each way with Easyjet, well worth peace of mind


Posted: Fri, Jun 1, 2018, 4:16

If you are a camping walker there is no problem....you have to 'do' hold luggage...poles are in three sections ....squeeze them down and put them inside the sack with the rest of your kit.
I wouldn't take the chance by having them strapped to the outside of the sack.




Posted: Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 15:26

Thanks all. We decided to opt for a hold bag to be safe!