HEED 3 - Airline Travel
How to Fly with HEED 3
When carrying HEED 3 on a commercial aircraft, the system must be empty and according to TSA regulations, the regulator must be unscrewed from the cylinder so TSA screeners can be sure that it is empty.
Regulator Diaphragm / O ring Assembly
Traveling with your HEED 3 is legal and easy even though the war on terrorism has created greater travel restrictions. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA):
"A compressed gas cylinder is allowed in carry-on or checked baggage ONLY if the regulator valve is completely disconnected from the cylinder and the cylinder is no longer sealed (i.e. the cylinder has an open end). The cylinder must have an opening to allow for a visual inspection inside. TSA Security Screeners will NOT remove the seal/regulator valve from the cylinder at the checkpoint. If the cylinder is sealed (i.e. the regulator valve is still attached), the cylinder is prohibited and not permitted through the security checkpoint, regardless of the reading on the pressure gauge indicator. TSA Security Screeners must visibly ensure that the cylinder is completely empty and that there are no prohibited items inside."
TSA web site page about Transporting SCUBA Equipment.
TSA web site Customer Service page with links and information about how to recover confiscated equipment and submitting claims.
List of Permitted and Prohibited Items by the TSA.
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