IIn 10 days, am flying JFK to CDG, then on to Marseille. Unfortunately, I just injured my knee and bought a collapsing walking stick to assist as needed on my tour. I checked the TSA website and canes are allowed as carry-on, but ski poles are not.....walking sticks are not mentioned. Since it is collasping, I can carry it in my checked luggage, but may need it for the journey through the various airports. Does anyone know the scoop on this ? Should I take a chance of taking it through security and then have it confiscated 'cause it looks more like a ski pole? Or should I just pack it and hobble my way through?
Any suggestions ... thank you for your help.