Have people been able to bring their (folding) trekking poles onto planes? We're flying without checked-in baggage (on Wizz Air, from Europe to Israel). We've paid for "two large cabin bags", and the poles fit inside them. I'm not asking for promises, obviously, but does anyone have any anecdotal evidence whether this is allowed or not?
For USA to Canada flights, I have seen hiking poles being accepted (after a bit of explaining..) and refused (WestJet). If they are refused, you may be asked to go back to the luggage section which may end up making you or your poles miss the flight.
In my experience it seems to vary on the carrier and the person performing the inspection. Because of these variables (and I sometimes use fixed length poles) I generally prefer not having my poles as carry on.