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Camino(s) past & future
Portuguesa (2019)
For those of us who are flying without checked baggage, it appears to be impossible to bring poles in our carry-ons. One might therefore think that there must be a lot of poles that get left behind in Europe. Is this the case and is there a stash anywhere? Are they all in SdC?
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino France, Camino del Norte
For those of us who are flying without checked baggage, it appears to be impossible to bring poles in our carry-ons. One might therefore think that there must be a lot of poles that get left behind in Europe. Is this the case and is there a stash anywhere? Are they all in SdC?
I put them in a plastic bag, taped them up and shipped them as my checked luggage.
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
For those of us who are flying without checked baggage, it appears to be impossible to bring poles in our carry-ons. One might therefore think that there must be a lot of poles that get left behind in Europe. Is this the case and is there a stash anywhere? Are they all in SdC?
@t2andreo is building a huge throne out of them behind the Pilgrim Office:

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every year he adds a few more . . .
 

nidarosa

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Inglés 2009+2017, Francés 2012+2018, Astorga-Santiago repeatedly
I've just posted my Pacerpoles from the UK to my first night's accommodation in Spain at the cost of £12 (keep in mind Pacerpoles are bulkier and heavier than some poles, so it could be less). If I were to check them in for the flights to and from Dublin, and to and from Dublin to Santiago - I would not assume I get it for free, but would pay to check them in before I went - it would cost me a minimum of £20 pr leg, that's £80 or up to £100, which incidentally is the price of the poles. Returning them in the post to myself will cost about the same as here, £12. That's at least £56 saved, approximately €65, which will give me a good couple of days on the Camino. I will also enjoy a stress free travel day as I can take my camino pack into the cabin and keep it with me at all times. My poles are tracked so I will know when they have arrived, which should be in 3-5 days.
 

GailGwyn

Member
Camino(s) past & future
part Camino Frances (2013). Part Camino Norte (2016} Camino Frances (2019) from SJPP
I've just posted my Pacerpoles from the UK to my first night's accommodation in Spain at the cost of £12 (keep in mind Pacerpoles are bulkier and heavier than some poles, so it could be less). If I were to check them in for the flights to and from Dublin, and to and from Dublin to Santiago - I would not assume I get it for free, but would pay to check them in before I went - it would cost me a minimum of £20 pr leg, that's £80 or up to £100, which incidentally is the price of the poles. Returning them in the post to myself will cost about the same as here, £12. That's at least £56 saved, approximately €65, which will give me a good couple of days on the Camino. I will also enjoy a stress free travel day as I can take my camino pack into the cabin and keep it with me at all times. My poles are tracked so I will know when they have arrived, which should be in 3-5 days.
Great idea. Wish I had thought of doing that. Have paid to check our luggage purely because I wanted to bring my Pacer Poles. Ah well, good advice for anyone who has yet to book their flights.
 

davebugg

"When I Have Your Wounded" - Dustoff Motto
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances...
Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
For those of us who are flying without checked baggage, it appears to be impossible to bring poles in our carry-ons. One might therefore think that there must be a lot of poles that get left behind in Europe. Is this the case and is there a stash anywhere? Are they all in SdC?
Going from the US to Europe, I have never run into a problem including my trekking poles with my backpack as a carry-on; or for domestic flights within the US for that matter. However, I mail my poles back to my home when I fly out of Spain.
 

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