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Re: Multimeter as a carry on item (international flight)
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2016, 08:11:00 pm »
Here they make you pull any tablet or laptop out of your carry on for individual X-ray, cellphones included.

Once recently I was pulled aside to check my carry on backpack that had 2 chargers, a bluetooth headset, headphones and a few other cables, bits and bobs in it. Must have looked dodgy on the X-ray screen but it's the same kit I've traveled with before and always previously gone straight through.  ::) Same kit on the return journey went straight though.  :-DD
For the OP, just carry it on and put it in a separate tray for close inspection and you'll be fine, leads in check in or course.
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« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2016, 09:43:20 pm »
So, I left it in my backpack going through the X-ray machine, they rerun it and after the second time they took it out of my backpack and put it into the machine by it self, they asked what is this , I told them that it's a multimeter obviously the guy had no idea what is it (:/) after a few seconds he said "OK"  and let me pass.
 

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Re: Update
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2016, 10:08:44 pm »
So, I left it in my backpack going through the X-ray machine, they rerun it and after the second time they took it out of my backpack and put it into the machine by it self, they asked what is this , I told them that it's a multimeter obviously the guy had no idea what is it (:/) after a few seconds he said "OK"  and let me pass.
On your return trip place it in a separate tray like you're not trying to conceal it and I think it will go through better.  ;)
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Re: Multimeter as a carry on item (international flight)
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2016, 04:55:07 am »
 The rule here is anything electronic larger than a cell phone must go separate. That means 3 bins just for my laptop bag - the bag, my laptop, and I usually have my iPad in there so that has to some out as well. Granted some of these "phablet" phones are as bug as an 87V, but yeah, take it out and there will probably be no issues.

 
 

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Re: Update
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2016, 05:28:36 am »
So, I left it in my backpack going through the X-ray machine, they rerun it and after the second time they took it out of my backpack and put it into the machine by it self, they asked what is this , I told them that it's a multimeter obviously the guy had no idea what is it (:/) after a few seconds he said "OK"  and let me pass.

On your return trip place it in a separate tray like you're not trying to conceal it and I think it will go through better.  ;)

Unless one of the TSA agents knows what a multimeter is and is looking to acquire one.  Then it will become a questionable item.
 
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Re: Multimeter as a carry on item (international flight)
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2016, 10:50:20 pm »
Hey,
I am flying to the US this week and I need to take my Fluke 87V with me , I am not willing to put it in my checked bags , Therefore I want to take in my carry on bag. Should I have problems doing so? Does anyone has some sort of experience with doing such a thing?

Thanks in advance
Leave it at home and buy another 87V there at the lower US price? You can never have too many, right?  ;D
 
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Re: Multimeter as a carry on item (international flight)
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2016, 07:27:34 am »
I carried a Tektronix TDS2014 in my backpack once. On the US side (post 911) they didn't say a peep. In Vienna this idiot woman started asking what is this, told her it's a computer. All went OK.
 

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Re: Multimeter as a carry on item (international flight)
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2016, 08:44:16 am »
Carried Multiband Tranceiver (Yaesu ft-817) aboard,  batteries had to be out (and double insulated bagged -  acc to airline ) and antenna disconnected. The scanning guys didn't even blink!
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Re: Multimeter as a carry on item (international flight)
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2016, 03:59:26 pm »
Had pair of Keithley bench meters in checked in luggage on round trip internationally (travel with them out for calibration).

All went well, however it added me few gray hairs, I'm sure :)
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Re: Multimeter as a carry on item (international flight)
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2017, 07:25:55 pm »
I had DHL deliver a U1282A to my door just as I was heading for the airport, had no space in my luggage so I carried it onboard. Was only a Norwegian domestic flight though, had no problems. I hope it's still in spec after being x-rayed  :-DMM
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