I received the following direct question from a visitor to this blog: “Hi–do you know anything about bringing Nordic walking poles strapped to carry on baggage?”
My answer was: “I take collapsible poles w/ rubber paws on and put them in a checked bag. I would not strap them to a carry-on, because the TSA will probably confiscate them because of the pointy tips. They have to allow canes and crutches, but I would bet they won’t permit NW poles.”
I will add that we are now in England, and we did just that to travel.