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Can I carry a tent in hand luggage on a flight?

Do poles/pegs present a threat? I mean, they could but they're going to be tightly packed and actually attempting to get them out would draw a lot of attention!

Has anyone had experience doing this?

(I'm flying with Jet2 from Blackpool, UK to Faro, Portugal.)

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LP's Thorn Tree forum has a recent (2012) thread on this. Several people there say they've successfully taken a tent in hand luggage… though metal tent pegs might be a problem. –  Jonik Jul 8 '12 at 14:32
    
"actually attempting to get them out would draw a lot of attention" -- not strictly true. After all you could extract them in the toilets, shielded from view. :) –  dlanod Jul 8 '12 at 22:44
    
I can answer this if I can see a photo of this tent.. do you have a photo of it? –  MeNoTalk Jul 22 '12 at 1:56
    
when's your flight? If you do, please let us know what happened! –  Mark Mayo Jul 23 '12 at 22:36
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These people selling this pop-up shade tent claimed it's "a pop up tent that we carried on jet 2 as handluggage".

So the next question is - does it have pegs.

And from GoPlanetGo, we can confirm that indeed, it comes with pegs.

So to answer your question, yes, Jet2 does allow tents with pegs onboard as hand luggage / carry-on. However, sometimes this does come down to the flight attendant on the day, and your mileage may vary.

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