scarecrow wrote:good to know about the skates in the backpack. i have to get a few pairs through heathrow via washinton/dulles in 2 weeks. My speed skates are so long that i'm going to have to use them as carry-on. Hey, can you skate on the underground or do i have to carry shoes?
Probably not a good idea to try. People do, and have got away with it, but someone may ask you not to (platform staff or British Transport Police), and you'll be stuck walking around in your socks (or bare feet), not something I'd want to do on the Underground.
(I've always fancied trying the trick someone mentioned of skating in the opposite direction to the trains motion, so you appear to be stationary ).