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Inspire 1 Case - Safe to check-in during air travel?

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Help' started by lindflake, May 20, 2015.

  1. lindflake

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone can provide feedback in regards to how well the Inspire 1 case (included on delivery) hold up to travelling. As in checked luggage when travelling by plane? I have taken my Phantom when travelling abroad many times, but that case is much smaller and qualifies as a carry on bag.

    I have a few trip coming up, is it safe to leave my Inspire 1 as checked luggage, in the case it came with. I mean sometime airport staff manage to brake even to must tough cases?

    Any advise would be helpful?

    Thanks in advance,
    Markus
     
  2. The Editor

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    If you would like your Inspire in kit form the other end then check it in.
    Otherwise, I would strongly advise a Peli case for aircraft travel.
     
  3. Howie_UK

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    Hi Markus,
    I didn't trust the baggage handlers, so I had also taken the precaution of keeping the bubble wrap and cardboard box that the case was originally delivered in - I put the I1 case into these two additional layers of protection. I had "Fragile" stickers on all six sides (not that I think that makes much difference in the real world) and I made a carry handle from nylon rope that completely wrapped the cardboard box - to take the weight from the bottom. It survived a Ryanair flight just fine, but I did need to take it to the "oversized" baggage check-in.
    I hope that helps.
     
  4. lindflake

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    This is what I am afraid of, putting fragile stickers on it might even make the baggage handlers even more reckless...

    Anyway, many thanks for your feedback!
     
  5. lindflake

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