Are you planning a trip by plane and want to take your Restube with you? No problem! Restube can be taken on the plane. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. We have compiled all the information you need to make sure your Restube arrives safely at its destination.
RESTUBE AND CO2 CARTRIDGES IN THE LUGGAGE
The original RESTUBE CO2 cartridges contain 16g or 10.9g CO2 and are pressurized. Therefore, they are considered “dangerous goods” in air transport. According to the IATA (International Air Transport Association) and the LBA (German Federal Aviation Authority), up to two CO2 cartridges may be carried in combination with Restube. Ultimately, however, the airline and the pilot decide whether the cartridges are allowed or not. Restube itself - without its CO2 cartridges - can be carried on an aircraft without restrictions or special transport requirements.
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Generally, according to IATA/LBA, up to two CO2 cartridges per Restube are permitted. According to the TSA (which applies to the USA) cartridges may not be transported without the accompanying restube.
This rule applies to all types of air transport:
- Hand luggage
- Checked baggage
- Worn on your person
Although it is an official regulation, not all ground staff are aware of it. To help you fly with your cartridges, here are some important tips for you. Read through the steps, stick to them, and then everything should be fine! We recommend that you put Restube in your checked luggage, as the staff checking the luggage is often better trained than the staff at the security checkpoint.
- Contact the airline before departure
Declare your Restube, including the number of CO2 cartridges, to the airline by phone. Either directly after booking or at least 48h before departure. Ask the airline for a written confirmation (e.g. by e-mail) and carry a copy with you.
- Transport Restube and the CO2 cartridges separately
Carefully open the flap and take the buoy out of the bag without releasing it. Then unscrew the CO2 cartridge from the restube.
- Store CO2 cartridges, information, and your Restube with unscrewed cartridge together in a transparent bag
According to IATA, up to two CO2 cartridges per Restube may be carried on an aircraft. Keep the CO2 cartridges with the information flyer “Flying with Restube” – you will find it in every RESTUBE package and also here (Restube beach 10,9g cartridges or all other Restubes with 16g cartridges) – as well as the information from the LBA or TSA in a plastic bag with a seal that is clearly visible. Also include the confirmation from the airline.
If you have any questions or would like to share your own experiences with Restube on an airplane trip, feel free to contact us by email! You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wish you a safe journey and a good time in the water!
Your RESTUBE team
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