Flying with Restube

With these tips you can take Restube on the plane

Are you planning a trip by plane and would like to bring your Restube with you? No problem! Restube may be carried on the plane. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. We have put together all the information to ensure that your Restube arrives safely at the destination.

Restube and CO2 cartridges in your luggage

The original RESTUBE CO2-cartridges contain 16g of CO2 and are pressurized. Therefore, in air travel they are regarded as “dangerous goods”. According to the IATA (International Air Transport Association) and the LBA (Luftfahrt Bundesamt) up to 4 CO2 cartridges may be carried on an airplane.  Ultimately, however, the airline and the pilot take the final decision whether to allow the cartridges or not. Restube itself – without any CO2 cartridges – may be carried on an airplane without any restrictions or special transportation requirements.

More and more shops around the world are running Restube. You are welcome to write us where your trip is going, and we can tell you if there is a dealer nearby. You can reach us at [email protected].

Basically, according to the IATA / LBA, up to four pieces of 16g CO2 cartridges are allowed. Also, according to TSA (which applies to the US), two of them must be “stored” in the Restube bag, two outside.

This rule applies to all types of air transport:

  • carry-on baggage
  • checked-in baggage
  • carried on your body

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 : )

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