Not quite sure which part you are asking about. I fly Alaska Airlines and they allow you to check a rod tube and tackle box as a single piece of luggage. The rod tube must not exceed a total length + girth measurement so I stick with an 8' rod tube and 7'6" rods max. My rod tube is a piece of 4" tripple walled HDPE Drain pipe from Home Depot ($12). Weighs next to nothing and you can stand on it.How do you travel with your fishing gears on a Yellowtail or Tuna trip?
I have had rods shipped to me in cardboard boxes and cardboard tubes.
You able to carry on lures with hooks on them? I've never tried but would feel like those would get taken at securityI have had rods shipped to me in cardboard boxes and cardboard tubes.
If they got damaged in shipping the seller or shipper would have to cover the cost of replacing it. I would not put one on a plane since I own it at that point and the airline is not likely to pay full replacement value. The triple walled pipe is cheap and very effective.
I do carry my reels on in a case and have had no problems carrying all my tackle too. But I only have a small Plano box of tackle.
I was surprised too. Had wahoo bombs and a couple of big jigs with large J hooks. TSA inspected the bag and saw it was fishing gear and just told me to pack it on top next time so they could get to it easier.You able to carry on lures with hooks on them? I've never tried but would feel like those would get taken at security
Each airline is different. Definitely a challenge to transport big items like rods without paying a fortune. I am lucky that Alaska Air still accommodates this stuff.Thanks RealWhile and FishRock again,
Just check with Southwest Airline, and they charge $75 for oversized items(62-80").
Not on alaska airlines. Fishing gear is on their exception list. I do reccomend you have the list pulled up on your phone as even some of the counter people do not know their own airlines rules.Travel case for rods that are checked on (will have to pay oversize fee). Bring reels in reel bag/backpack and carry those on. Lures and hooks also need to be checked on.
Good to know, did not know Alaska Airlines is friendly with the fishing gearNot on alaska airlines. Fishing gear is on their exception list. I do reccomend you have the list pulled up on your phone as even some of the counter people do not know their own airlines rules.