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Re: Air Travel with Fly Gear

2009/10/15 13:45
From Eastern PA
Posts: 37

PennKev wrote:
For those who carried on 4pc rod tubes: Were you also carrying on a backpack and/or standard carry-on sized piece of luggage?

I am flying (United) at the end of the month and would ideally prefer to carry on my rods and also carry a bag or small suitcase for my reels and other regular travel items. I've flown before and was able to carry on a backpack or laptop case along with my stowed carry-on baggage. I've never flown with rods as carry-on.



United gives you one carry on bag and one "personal" item. Strap rod tubes to your carry on bag or personal item or just carry them as your personal item.

To original poster, search this site for "tsa" (where I recently posted in an identical thread) or go to tsa website as they have everything spelled out on sporting goods.

Posted on: 2013/8/7 21:15

Re: Air Travel with Fly Gear

2007/5/29 14:32
From SE PA - Montgomery County
Posts: 219
I strapped the rod tubes to the luggage bag. It is now one item! I have done this many times without a problem.

Posted on: 2013/8/8 7:45

Re: Air Travel with Fly Gear

2011/9/16 10:59
From Johnstown, Pa
Posts: 12
Wow, reading this thread there's a bunch of different scenarios here. I would like to throw mine into the mix if I can. I am heading to Montana in September for 15 days flying out of Pittsburgh. I will be checking in my fishpond Yellowstone duffel bag. My plan is to carry on my rods in a fishpond pvc cordura covered tube w/strap that will hold 3 to 4- 3 piece rods. Are we saying I can carry on another bag like my fishpond bighorn bag also and it wont be a problem? Or is the rod tube going to be the only thing I can carry on. Boy, I hope the TSA people are in a good mood the day I fly.

Posted on: 2013/8/8 11:01

Re: Air Travel with Fly Gear

2010/2/15 19:09
From Ohio
Posts: 91
When I flew to Jackson Hole last year I looked at this very carefully. You have to comply with TSA and airline rules. The TSA is only concerned about sharp objects. The TSA rules permit flies, but prohibit fish hooks (typical BS). This leaves you at the mercy of the TSA agents at your concorse. They may let flies through they may not. Don't risk it, pack the fly boxes and nippers in your checked bags. If your bags get lost, you have your rods (the important gear) and can buy flies and the number of fly shops in the area. You get one carry on and a personal item on United, as others have mentioned. I took a rod/reel case that holds two four peice rods and a back pack on a United flight without any issue. I saw a gentleman take a two piece rod/ reel case on board as a carry on (looked like a royal pain). In the end, carry on the rods and you should be fine checking the rest. If your really concerned, ship your gear.

Posted on: 2013/8/8 14:28

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