Hey everybody! Its Spring Break time! Remember to bring you longboard WITH YOU as you travel to your spring break destinations. Many of you will be traveling south to warm climates and great pavement. BRING YOUR BOARD! A longboard is never inappropriate! I recently coached the Fashion Institute swim team in Florida, we boarded a flight with 3 Bustin Strikes without questions. There is no problem at check-in for having a longboard. There is no issue with security (be sure to place your board upside down through the x-ray machine), and most times there is not problem at the gate, except if the plane is full, then request a gate check ticket and allow the attendants to take it below deck. Most likely you will walk right on the plane, no questions asked. The best way to store your board (31-52″) is in the overhead bin. Board the plane early to make sure it is placed below other baggage, upside down. Place any other carry-on items on it to encourage other to do so.
International travel is not as forgiving. I traveled in the UK this summer and security personnel escorted me to an area where they tagged my board then returned me to the end of the line. I was nervous but the board made it, as well as my two buddies boards. The funny part is my buddy Avalanche did not make it. He was escorted to the longest line and missed out connection to Switzerland. Tough lesson.