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Poster boarding

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 21 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b193
  1. Stewart Mann, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine1
  1. 1University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand 6242
  1. stewart.mann{at}

    Shrivastava was lucky, in these times, to be allowed to board an aircraft with his poster tube as hand luggage.1 My experiences are that airline staff firmly decline this option, which means consigning the tube to the vagaries of the check-in baggage system.

    I have observed the distress of colleagues as they reluctantly part with the raison d’être …

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