flashcards on a plane

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by ground, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. ground
    OP

    ground GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    909
    281
    Mar 22, 2007
    Netherlands
    Hi all,

    Maybe a stupid question but I was wondering if:
    Next Thursday I am flying from Europe to the USA. Of I course I want to take my Nintendo ds and supercard dstwo with me, but is it legal or will it be thrown away at the airport?

    Thanx in advance
     
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Member
    27,883
    8,104
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    They're more worried about shit that could endanger people. I've taken my flash carts, though not personally on me, but in my checked bag.

    I did, however, carry my PSP in my pocket, I just had to let it go through the x-ray machine, and nobody even looked at it for more than a second, it was just "another electronic we can confirm lacks a bomb" to them.
     
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    23,003
    8,705
    Nov 21, 2005
    Has anybody ever been pinged when going through US customs with a flash cart? Indeed has anybody ever been pinged going through customs anywhere for flash carts?
    Maybe if you tried going through with a whole box of sealed ones but not normal people with a flash cart.

    For what it is worth I have not heard of anybody getting anything said about them and I imagine that would be choice news if anything ever got said there. To add personal anecdotes - UK to USA with flash carts and hacked PSP on my person on multiple occasions, ended up in "special extra interview" (a delightful experience) for unrelated reasons on one of them and they did not say word one on them or even look at them.
     
  4. phrozenfeonix

    phrozenfeonix Member

    Newcomer
    46
    0
    Oct 28, 2008
    United States
    Funny you should ask, I've taken my NDS with flashcart and PSP through customs numerous times. More than I can count. No one has ever cared about them. More than a few times if you get someone in their early twenties, they'll even have a quick conversation about them.

    Further to the point, I fly Calgary to LA tomorrow evening, and fly back Wednesday, and I'll be bringing my NDS with the flashcart and a 32gb card through customs, and they won't care tomorrow, either.
     
  5. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Kneel before the Queen

    Member
    18,810
    18,671
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
    The last flight I took I used my DS with a flashcard in it and they didn't pay it any mind. Hell when they scanned my stuff and took out my DS to check it to make sure it wasn't a bomb, they looked right at the flashcard and didn't even bother with it.

    They aren't worried about flashcards honestly.
     
  6. Depot4u
    This message by Depot4u has been removed from public view by Costello, Apr 26, 2013.
    Apr 26, 2013
  7. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy Resident Mechanical Keyboard Addict

    Global Moderator
    5,690
    4,599
    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
    Gone through with flashcarts before, no big deal.
     
  8. FearItSelf23

    FearItSelf23 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    122
    12
    Feb 24, 2013
    United States
    Just put it in the basket when you are going through the metal detector then stick it back in your pocket. They aren't going to check what games are in your DS lol.
     
  9. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps

    pip Reporter
    GBAtemp Patron
    Chary is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,031
    12,039
    Oct 2, 2012
    United States
    The guy at the scanner made me take out the cartridge of the DS. He looked at the game, laughed, and then told me, "crafty kid, aren't you?". Other than that, there was no problem with me taking a Flashcart on a flight.
     
  10. marcus134

    marcus134 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    584
    80
    May 7, 2011
    Canada
    Québec
  11. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,089
    1,743
    May 11, 2008
    United States
    Most of them don't know what a flashcart is, and the ones who do won't care. Go ahead and take it with you.
     
  12. WatchGintama

    WatchGintama GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,034
    376
    Feb 22, 2009
    United States
    They didn't care about mine.
     
  13. Kouen Hasuki

    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

    Member
    1,388
    337
    Jan 9, 2013
    Norway
    Gaming Bunker
    Doubt it would be an issue sides there normally too busy to check every ds, PSP and laptop that goes through
     
  14. Densetsu

    Densetsu Pubic Ninja

    Former Staff
    3,435
    2,858
    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    I read the title of this thread and thought it was going to be about some B-movie involving Samuel L. Jackson :P

    Nah, they won't care. I took an M3i Zero and an R4 to Japan in 2010 (this was after Japan banned R4s), and nothing happened. Not on the US side or the Japan side.

    Unless you're rocking the DS Xtreme with all its crazy flashing lights, they won't even bat an eye at your DS.
     
    porkiewpyne and Sicklyboy like this.
  15. the_randomizer
    This message by the_randomizer has been removed from public view by Cyan, May 4, 2013, Reason: Stop replying with pictures and video. Thanks.
    May 3, 2013
  16. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy Resident Mechanical Keyboard Addict

    Global Moderator
    5,690
    4,599
    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]

    Don't hate, I wish my DSTWO was this cool.

     
    Densetsu likes this.
  17. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    23,003
    8,705
    Nov 21, 2005
    I have never heard of this happening before. Was that the extent of the story or if not can we have some more background (big airport, small, domestic, international, slow day not slow day, post scanner, pre scanner....)?
     
  18. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps

    pip Reporter
    GBAtemp Patron
    Chary is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,031
    12,039
    Oct 2, 2012
    United States
    Large airport, REALLY slow day, (I don't remember having to deal with crowds that day) pre scanner. I think the guy was just curious about what kind of game I was playing.
     
  19. Technicmaster0

    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,963
    593
    Oct 22, 2011
    Gambia, The
    I flew last year from Germany to England with a R4 in the DS and they didn't even asked me to take my DS out.
     
  20. Lemmy Koopa

    Lemmy Koopa M3 Perfect fanboy

    Member
    347
    282
    Sep 17, 2012
    United States
    Ohio
    I think the question should be "would anyone mind if I bring my flashcart with me to somewhere like PAX or MAGfest". Dirty looks all around.
     
  21. Riyaz

    Riyaz Black Ace/Red Joker

    Member
    1,226
    666
    Jun 21, 2011
    Netherlands
    everywhere
    i took 3 flashcards on the plane to south america from the netherlands and they only looked in my ds case and not at the games
     
  22. N!ck

    N!ck Member

    Newcomer
    26
    0
    Jan 20, 2011
    United States
    I've flown with my hacked PSP and my DS flash carts plenty of times. They just scan the bags for weapons, they aren't very concerned with games.
    Anyways, if they ever did bother to check your games, I doubt they would even know what a flashcart is.