Cleats on plane

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Cleats on plane

Postby bg » 12 Sep 2018, 8:16pm

Hi
Has anyone had trouble with flying wearing shoes with cleats

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Re: Cleats on plane

Postby gaz » 12 Sep 2018, 9:14pm

I do not know whether they will be allowed on the plane, although I would struggle to understand what the issue would be if they were refused.

Do not try to wear them through the security scanner, in the tray with your hand luggage for x-ray.

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Re: Cleats on plane

Postby whoof » 12 Sep 2018, 9:50pm

For at twice a year for at least the past fifteen years I've either worn SPD shoes with cleats whilst flying or carried cycling shoes with Speedplay cleats in my handluggage. The only thing I've had to do is take off the SPD shoes and put them through the scanner with my watch, wallet etc.

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Re: Cleats on plane

Postby pal » 13 Sep 2018, 9:32am

I've never had any problems (in airports in the UK, Europe and North America); but I agree that it's best to take them off at the security check.

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Re: Cleats on plane

Postby 1982john » 13 Sep 2018, 9:35am

It's been a couple of years since I've flown but I thought you had to take your shoes of at the airport. Or do you mean completely take of the cleats from the shoes

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Re: Cleats on plane

Postby simonhill » 13 Sep 2018, 1:39pm

I don't normally take my shoes off - they are lightweight trainers with no metal so don't set off any alarms. Sometimes they insist, so I take them off. I also take care not to have any metal eg belt buckles, small change, keys, so as to ease my way.

However with cleats, I imagine other posters (wisely) say take them off and put them through the conveyor belt scanner to avoid setting off the alarm on the walk through scanner which may raise the interest of the security guy.

Take off, put in tray with all other stuff and you should be OK - they'll be more interested in your laptop, liquids, etc. After all, it's not unusual for shoes to have metal bits, eg the metal heel protectors, toe caps, (weaponised?) stiletto heel tips, etc.

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Re: Cleats on plane

Postby hamster » 13 Sep 2018, 1:56pm

1982john wrote:It's been a couple of years since I've flown but I thought you had to take your shoes of at the airport. Or do you mean completely take of the cleats from the shoes


It's only the US that insists. In the EU they normally ask for boots to be taken off.

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Re: Cleats on plane

Postby whoof » 13 Sep 2018, 9:55pm

Currently sitting in Palma airport waiting for a flight home. Cycling shoes with metal Speedplay pedals in my hand luggage no problems at security other than Mrs Whoof having her bag drugs wiped. The result according to the operative was 'perfect'.

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Re: Cleats on plane

Postby bg » 14 Sep 2018, 4:38pm

Hi

Thank you for your replies and advice.

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Re: Cleats on plane

Postby Mick F » 14 Sep 2018, 5:00pm

Metal bits on shoes are fairly common. They don't have to be cycling shoes with cleats.

Often ladies high heels have metal pads on the heel tip, but they aren't disallowed.
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