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Rumi Akter
Apr 02, 2022
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Via the International Adult Figure Skaters Facebook fan Email Database page last month, I discovered that several people in the US had been able to bring their skates on-board without any difficulty. I also came across a news item that CATSA ( Canadian Air Travel Email Database Security Authority) has lifted the ban on figure skates. As far as the United States Transport Security Administration is concerned, skates are also not on the list of items that need to be checked-in but I still need to check my baseball bat and spear fishing gun. I still wouldn't count on taking your skates on-board yet Email Database though. This past spring, a friend of mine was told at check-in that there was no problem taking skates on-board. She even got them through security without a hitch. Unfortunately, the gate agent Email Database hadn't gotten the same email as the security and check-in agents, and refused to let her skates on the plane. She had to return to check the skates as checked baggage but in doing so, the original flight had left. In the end, what should have been approximately a 3-hour Email Database flight ended up being a 24-hour trip with an overnight in a city which was in the complete opposite direction of where she was going. I also have heard from skaters that certain European airlines still Email Database do not allow figure skates to be brought on board. It's important to keep everything in perspective though; missing skates are really not the end of life as we know it. My skates did once visit Toronto without me; I'm guessing this based on what I know of departures from that particular airport on that morning.
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