Airport security

 

Any problem with taking a garmin nuvi through the airport security checks.

Any likelihood that the x-rays will damage the device or that they will not allow the unit to be taken onto the plane??

Check this link

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nuvi660

And if the flight crew asks what it is...

It's an MP3/Audio Book player...nothing else. wink

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Airports present no problems

Airport security presents no problems. I pack mine in my laptop bag. I always use my GPSr on the airplane without any issues. The Xray doesn't huurt it either.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

No Problems from TSA

I travel once or twice a month with mine and theTSA have never even taken it out of my carry-on bag to look at it. I think theysee enough of them to recognize what they are.

And no, the x-ray machines cause no problems with them.

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.

Agreed

prismtx wrote:

I travel once or twice a month with mine and theTSA have never even taken it out of my carry-on bag to look at it. I think theysee enough of them to recognize what they are.

And no, the x-ray machines cause no problems with them.

Yeah, I have never had them taken it out either.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Agreed

Asianfire, do you have to be sitting at the window seat for the GPS to pick up signals, and does it really show how far above sea level you are? I was always curious about using a GPS on a flight.

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You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

In some planes, I had to be

In some planes, I had to be next to the window before I would get a signal. However, I only just recently got the Nuvi (use to have streetpilot c530) and my old one didn't have elevation.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Only problem I ever had

was with my old 2610. Apparently, if you pack the beanbag base too close to the electronics, it looks remarkably like a bomb. I'd carried it in my briefcase numerous times before, but this time, I packed the base and electronics too close together, resulting in security pulling it out to look it over, using the explosives detector, etc. Great justification to tell my wife I needed the 350.

Yeah, and your wife believed you?

rnitzel wrote:

...Great justification to tell my wife I needed the 350.

And did your wife fall for it?????? My wife lets me buy whatever I want, but I have to hear an ear full for months. She never believes my reasons for buying a new "toy"

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Airport security

I flew from DFW to LAX last month, carried my C330 in my backpack. Didn't even get a glance from the TSA. Same thing coming back to DFW from LAS. I couldn't get a signal on either flight though.

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Not doing anything worth a darn.

Jet Blue, you can get a

Jet Blue, you can get a signal really good (does that mean that the plane is too thin???????), but I did have issues on Delta.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Jet Blue vs. Delta

asianfire wrote:

Jet Blue, you can get a signal really good (does that mean that the plane is too thin???????), but I did have issues on Delta.

Jet Blue's fleet are all Airbus planes. On Delta, you would have been on a Boeing, or an older MacDonell Douglas, or a CanadaAir Regional Jet. So the materials are different on each type of plane. It would also be affected by the wiring and other electronics that are in the area where you are sitting.

But I doubt if the plane is too thin. They check that pretty close since they learned about metal fatigue.

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.

Yeah, I was just kidding.

Yeah, I was just kidding.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

I got the joke

asianfire wrote:

Yeah, I was just kidding.

Yeah, I figured you were, but I hadn't thought about the different aircraft types affecting the GPS reception until you mentioned how good it was on Jet Blue vs. Delta.

I used mine on Southwest before they said that you couldn't use them and always had problems with the reception. Their fleet is all Boeing.

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.

Long time to get signal

When I took my 360 to Dominican Rep. the stewardess would not let me turn it on until over the Atlantic, it took about 15 minutes to get the signal (320 air bus row 3 window), but the signal was good all the way to the D.R.

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Garmin Nuvi360, Nuvi760, eTrex Vista HCx, Oregon 300

No worries for me

I have taken my rx5915 on several trips in my backpack/carry on with no TSA or system problems to date.

Cheers

no problems here

I've taken my nuvi on several flights (domestic and intl) and havent had any problems.

The Beanbag Mount was a problem - once

One time when I flew, the screeners had an issue with the beanbag mount for my 2720. Once I explained to them what it was, it went through no problem.

They then got to shaking down a little old lady with white hair for having a 6 oz bottle of geritol in her carry-on.

Carry on VS Luggage

I talked to a guy at Best Buy that put his nuvi 350, I think it was, in his luggage coming back from Hawaii along with cameras, film and digital, all three were messed up by the intense X-ray machine they put luggage thru. Has anyone else had or heard of this problem?

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Lifetime NRA & USPSA member

Security

I recall reading on the plane that there are devices that are not approved for use on commercial flights, anything that transmits a signal like wifi bluetooth and all forms of GPS such as PC based GPS, handheld GPS or a sextant.

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GPS receivers do not transmit. They receive.

Here's a list of the Airlines which OFFICIALLY APPROVE/DISAPPRVE the use of GPS receivers during CRUISE. This actually means pilot discretion in all cases.

http://gpsinformation.net/airgps/airgps.htm

You also might want to read this article.

http://gpsinformation.net/airgps/gpsrfi.htm

Same for Me

Same for me with myy Nuvi 360 and 660.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Usage?

I have not had a problem with mine..but I am curious as to what you all are doing with it on the plane besides seeing the altitude and location? Maybe it's just me..but I usually fly United or Frontier which most planes already have a 'map' channel bulit into the TV? Am I missing out on something that is cool..or is this just a passing the time type of activity?

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It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

Some planes don't have displays

On those flights - to help pass the time, I like to have a window seat. Using my GPS, I can identify roads, rivers, towns - a pleasant way to spend the trip since I have always liked geography and maps.

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___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

Radio Frequency Interference/Emissions

A principal component of electronic devices (receivers, audio amplifiers, transmitters, game boys, dvd players, iPods, computers as examples) is the oscillator circuit(s), which is a source of radio frequency emissions. Consumer electronics encased in plastic are classic emitters. (Place an am radio next to a computer and enjoy the buzz).

Industrial equipment is shielded to a degree to prevent interference to the instrument and to minimize rf emissions

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage

Airlines adhere to the policy of minimizing interference to nav equipment for take off, approach, and landing, directing the devices to be powered off. They also set policy for on-board use of rf-emitting devices during flight.

Why cell phones and GPSr work sometimes - and are sometimes intermittent: metal enclosures such as an airplane fuselage and a car body provide a degree of shielding, but some signals do enter the interior, often via the glass. In an automobile, signal reception is dramatically improved by the use of an on-glass or external antenna.

Ok but...

Does it really tell you that the mountain you see in distance Mount McKinnly or the Grand Tetons? Now you have my interst peaked...but if you have a NUVI will these natural wonders show up?

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It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

Never had problem

jmar254 wrote:

I talked to a guy at Best Buy that put his nuvi 350, I think it was, in his luggage coming back from Hawaii along with cameras, film and digital, all three were messed up by the intense X-ray machine they put luggage thru. Has anyone else had or heard of this problem?

I don't do planes a lot, but I have taken mine on airlines about 5 or so times and xray didn't hurt it.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Ummm.......

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

GPS receivers do not transmit. They receive.

Technically, all electronics emit some signals. Radar Detectors emit a signal because of the local oscillator, that is why Radar Detector Detectors work.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Carry on VS Luggage

asianfire wrote:
jmar254 wrote:

I talked to a guy at Best Buy that put his nuvi 350, I think it was, in his luggage coming back from Hawaii along with cameras, film and digital, all three were messed up by the intense X-ray machine they put luggage thru. Has anyone else had or heard of this problem?

I don't do planes a lot, but I have taken mine on airlines about 5 or so times and xray didn't hurt it.

Because he was flying back from Hawaii, he did NOT carry it on board, he put it in his checked baggage which he says the Xray for checked luggage is much more intense than the carry on machine is.

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Lifetime NRA & USPSA member

Oh ok, I personally would

Oh ok, I personally would NEVER check it. I am glad that it wasn't stolen.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -