Helmets on Frontier Airlines?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Spaceweasel, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Spaceweasel

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    Has anyone flown Frontier recently with a helmet? Their list of allowable items doesn't include them, and the default answer from the out-of-country phone bank representative was if its not on the list you can't take it. Then I was told that the on-the-ground staff might have different rules.
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  2. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    just wear it as Covid protection
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  3. damurph

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    I always carry my helmet and have never been questioned . It is a delicate piece of my safety equipment that no baggage handler is going to toss around or bang off the side of the plane or crush. Period.
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  4. PineyMountainRacing

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    Not Frontier, but United and Allegient. The times I’ve taken a helmet I put it in my “carry on” which was a waterproof duffle for the bike. I usually use my tank bag or a pannier liner, for my “personal item.”

    in June I rode up to NC and ended up flying home because of weather. I left my helmet and jacket with the bike but wore my boots and Traverse pants. At the AVL airport I had to strip off my Traverse pants (in private) because the armor was giving a red flag on the xray. On the trip back 3 weeks later, I removed all the armor and put it in my bag to avoid the same scenario. The only thing they asked about at the SRQ airport was why I had a 21” motorcycle tube in my luggage LOL.

    FWIW the SW Motech pannier liner bags are the exact dimensions allowed by Allegiant for a “personal item” which you place under the seat and is allowed with out paying any extra fees.
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  5. DCrider

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    Never an issue on American or United, I just pit it in a a helmet bag or backpack, never questioned so can't imagine Frontier would.
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  6. shrederscott

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    I fly frontier

    They can be picky on carry on...they have a sizing bin to check at every gate ...it likely will not pass that test

    But

    Just wear it on ...they can not object to that

    Good luck

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  7. eakins

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    tell them it's you PPE and wear it on the plane if they object
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  8. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    There are several other threads on carry on riding gear. I've taken my helmet and use my pillion seat soft bag as carry-on luggage.
    Check out ebay for a military pilots helmet bag if your not gonna wear it on.
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  9. Grizzmug

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    Flew with frontier last year and used a helmet in a helmet bag as my personal item and then my duffel as my carry on. Worked fine for me.
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  10. GaryM

    GaryM Huh? What?

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    Tell them you don't trust the pilots flying skills.
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  11. Spaceweasel

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    As an update: I had my hemet in its bag as a personal item carry-on, with my jacket jauntily swung over my shoulder and a book tucked under my arm. No questions were asked.
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