A golf bag has worked fine for me on a number of occasions for carrying
aluminum tubing and other long items on a flight. I use a hard plastic one
which was pretty inexpensive and no one ever asked what I had inside.
Unfortunately, airlines have really changed their luggage policies lately
and perhaps if you do not have golf equipment inside, they will charge you
for oversize luggage?. You can also ship the antenna, but then you have to
deal with clearing customs if going to another country.
John KK9A / P40A ex. ZF2JB, VP5J,VP2MFT, /FS, /PJ7, /V2A, /VP2E, /VP2V
Subject: [TowerTalk] airline travel with antenna(s) in a golf bag
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 20:58:31 -0400
Planning a first contest dxpedition....was thinking of packing a small
vertical, along with some other gear, in a airline type golf bag....will the
airlines accept this? or does it need to be golf equipment in there? In
reviewing Delta's policy, it almost looks like they allow only clubs, balls
and one pair of shoes in the bag...
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