Airline Travel with equip :I travel with toys. Unless the toy is also an acknowledged weapon like a knife AND it's in your carry on, the only thing you have to worry about is theft. I secure my checked bags with twist ties. Keeps the zipper closed and is easy for the gestapo to open.Last trip, I had a 3" whip in my carry on. I was worried about the lead shot bag in the handle. My bag didn't even get opened.