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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-19-2004, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Can I take a license plate onto a plane?

I am flying to RI to drive a car back. Do you think they will allow me to carry-on a license plate?

It IS kinda sharp I guess. I know this because I sliced my thumb on it when I was putting it on
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prolly, but then you'd have the wrong tags for the car, and thats a crime........

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It scares me that this is a legitimate question...

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Id say just take a bigger bag and put it in there for the cargo hold. Probably not even worth the potential trouble.

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I sold a car to a customer from RI a couple of months ago and she just put the plates that she was going to transfer to her new car in her carry-on luggage. She flew into Philadelphia airport with no problems.

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Call the airline? I don't see it as a problem, but I agree with juncc....
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Who knows? The airlines don't control the TSA security minions. Some asshat tried to take my friend's (admittedly outrageously expensive) tweezers from her. She told them, in slightly more colorful language, that tweezers weren't on the Forbidden List and she was NOT surrendering them. She did fly with them. I know I wouldn't want her mad at me.

OTOH, that would be a REALLY dumb reason to get strip-searched | miss your plane. Considered Fedex?

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I checked the TSA website and it's not on their Prohibibed OR allowed lists.
I called them and they said that it is up to the individual screener. I'll get there early and talk to the screener person. And I'll have a box in the car that I can check it in as a backup plan.

Oh and YES it's legal RacerX. I checked with both states DMVs and the Indiana state police. I'm legal
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