Re: travel...pony tank

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Posted by Jason on March 07, 2001 at 15:55:19:

In Reply to: travel...pony tank posted by Hal Williams on March 07, 2001 at 07:01:17:

The path of least resistance is:
1) empty tank, remove valve. Visit your local shop for
a plug for the tank - they should have plenty extras.
2) put in your checked luggage, towards the top, with
your clothing.
3) don't mention it. Otherwise, you'll pay a ridiculously
high fee. Esp with United.
4) at arrival, close it up, get filled. (On return, I did
get it vip'd, but it seems silly to do it on each end)

You can actually leave a tiny bit of air in, but I
suspect that leads to more trouble than it's worth. - at the bottom is a link to the FAA
regs, if you want to print it out and cite to less informed
ticket agents.

You should also check with your destination for rentals.
Far less hassle, and I believe weight limits are pretty
strict on those tiny planes.

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