While sitting in an airport waiting for a delayed flight, I was bored, and started reading the luggage limitations for Alaska Airlines. I discovered that for $50, they will take a checked bag of up to 100 pounds. There is also a linear inch limitation of 62" (L + W + H). For $75 the size can go up to 115". Might save some $$ getting out from ANC to Kotzebue, etc, before loading up into a Super Cub? Especially, if I hide the oars & frame inside ski-bags which aren't charged extra (HA-HA)?
Maybe taking two 12-footers as luggage, would be cheaper than shipping a single 15-footer as freight?
So, which rafts would qualify under these guidelines?
Example: will a Super Puma, advertised weight of exactly 100 pounds, roll-up tight enough to meet the size limitation.
Also, do factory weights usually include the inflatable thwarts? (which can be removed)
PS - also learned that on flights "inside AK", we all get three 50# bags for free, cool.