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Miami airport security question

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I am leaving on Thursday on AA to Madrid. The three segments of my trip are American Eagle to Chicago, AA to Miami, and AA to Madrid. I know that I can bring my hiking sticks through security in my home town airport. And I know that in Chicago I do not have to leave the secure area to get on my flight to Miami.

My question is about the Miami airport. When I make my connection from an AA domestic flight to AA's flight to Madrid, will I have to leave the secure area and go back through security?

I am asking this because I am unlikely to have enough time to check my poles in Miami if the TSA personnel won't let them through security. So if I have to go through security in Miami, I will just check the poles in my home airport and hope they arrive in Madrid. Unfortunately, the airlines have lost two sets of my hiking poles and I much prefer to carry them with me.

There is no way to get a definitive answer on whether hiking poles are allowed. The federal regulations say that ski poles are prohibited but walking aids are allowed. So it's up the each individual agent to decide whether hiking poles are more like ski poles or more like walking aids. It's very frustrating but what can you do.

Thanks, fodorites.

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