Although this is an official regulation not all the ground staff is aware of it. So that flying with cartridges works out for you, here are some essential tips for you. Read through the steps, stick to it and then everything should be fine! We recommend you put Restube in your checked-in luggage, as the staff checking the baggage is often better trained than the staff at the security-check.
Declare to the airline prior to departure
Declare Restube including the number of CO2-cartridges to the airline by telephone. Do this either directly after the booking or at latest 48h prior departure. Ask the airline for a confirmation (e.g. Email) and carry a copy with you.
Transport Restube and the CO2-cartridges separately
Open the flap carefully and remove the buoy from the bag without triggering. Unscrew the CO2 cartridge from the Restube.
Store CO2-cartridges, information and your Restube with unscrewed cartridge together in a transparent bag
According to IATA up to 4 CO2-cartridges per person may be carried on an aircraft. Store the CO2-cartridges with the green information flyer “Flying with Restube” – you find it in every RESTUBE packaging and also here – and the LBA letter visible in a plastic bag with clasp. You can download and print the LBA letter right here: Download. It’s best to enclose the confirmation from your airline, too.
If you have any questions or would like to share your own experiences with Restube on a plane trip, please contact us by e-mail! You can reach us at [email protected].
We wish you a safe journey and a good time in the water!
Your RESTUBE team
PS: No matter where you are in the world, if you want to support us on our way, show Restube to the local people – at the surf class, on the snorkelling tour or the lifeguards. There are still a lot of people who do not know Restube and would be happy about a security tool for the water. Thanks : )