I once carried a 2 Ele 6-40m steppir in a High Sierra double ski bag.
The motors units went into my other suitcase.
I flew out from a location where i had someone who can hold the antenna
in case the airline refuses to check it in.
I am sure the fall back is to pay extra, but at times they can deny it
based on dimensional weight. It certainly is not
without frustration until the check-in process is complete. Again, i
completely agree with the don't ask/don't tell policy.
It is better to ask for forgiveness when you are holding a reservation
and are ready to check in.
In order to avoid frustration, the other option is to find out the cargo
terminal for the airline. For example, i think
Lufthansa has one in Atlanta, British Air has one in Wash Dulles and
then check in the bags about a couple days earlier
as cargo to fly on the same flight that one is holding a ticket. They
retain the bags in cold storage for 48 hours and then
one can only hope it travels with you on the same flight. I did not go
this route, but found this to be an option that is
Tony Brock-Fisher wrote:
> If you read the 'fine print' on the airline sites, it probably states that
> the golf bag can NOT contain anything OTHER than golf equipment, not even a
> pair of underwear! Although I doubt any airlines actually enforce this, it IS
> written in their rules. This scared me away from carrying my son's fencing
> gear in a golf bag. (Just try getting a sword in your carry on)!
> -Tony, K1KP
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