- 21 months ago
Suppose you managed to obtain one of The Boring Company's "Not a Flamethrower" products and are unable to ship it. How would you transport it on a (domestic) flight? The box is about 36 inches by 4 inches by 12 inches.
There's nothing special about the propane tank, so that's easily left behind. There are no measurable traces of propane inside the body of the product, since it has not yet been used. Note that according to TSA regulations, empty lighters are permitted in either checked or carry-on baggage; the ignition system itself should not cause a problem.
Right now I'm planning to carry it on. The airline I'm using permits passengers to use overhead bin space for larger (with extraneous dimensions, but within the volume requirement and still capable of fitting in a bin) musical instruments, sports equipment, etc. if it fits (and space availability is based on boarding order, and I should be among the first). If I'm told at security that I cannot carry it on, my plan is to check it.