Re: Flying With Stoves
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@NYC.PIPELINE.COM)
Sun, 7 Jul 1996 16:54:15 GMT
On Jul 07, 1996 07:59:33, 'JASON CRUSE <jcruse@DU.EDU>' wrote:
>I rather expect that after the ValueJet incident, stoves are going to be
>looked at even more closely.
>These things CAN, however, be shipped through the mail. Plan on buying
>fuel at Philmont, and pop the stove and canisters in the mail about a
>week before you plan to arrive. They should be there waiting for you.
>Just make certain to put information about your trek and such on the
>box, and you can avoid the trouble of flying with stoves.
That's a great suggestion.
However, let me see if I understand this. Most airlines will not let me
check my empty stove as checked baggage, but the same stove, in a mailbag,
will be carried in the same cargo compartment of the same plane, because it
is in the US mails?
I know that is probably exactly what would happen, but, from a safety
standpoint, does it make sense? Just curious.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City