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    Considering bowhunting Alaska with my longbow/ bows, Non take down types. Are they permitted on the airlines,( Fairbanks international airport), back and, forth from the lower 48?? They are about 6 ft. long, and would be transported in a lockable PVC tube. Any one else tried the same?? Thanks Bill.
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    Here's Northwest Airlines's rule:

    Archery Equipment
    Northwest accepts one set of archery equipment (bow, quiver, arrows and case) in lieu of one piece of luggage included in the free luggage allowance for travel within/between US/PR/VI/CA only. Northwest only accepts archery equipment as checked luggage. For trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific travel archery equipment cannot be included in the free luggage allowance and will be assessed normal excess bag charges based on size and weight.

    The archery equipment must be encased in a container of sufficient strength to protect the items from damage.

    Northwest does not accept liability for loss, damage, or delay of archery equipment. Excess valuation insurance may not be purchased for transport of archery equipment.


    You'll undoubtedly have to pay an additional charge because of the length. The standard size limit on free checked luggage is "a total linear dimension of 62 inches (158 cm) per piece at no charge. Additional charges may apply for luggage weighing more than 50 pounds (23 kg) or with a total linear dimension of more than 62 inches (158 cm) per piece."

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    Quote Originally Posted by eidsvolling View Post
    Here's Northwest Airlines's rule:

    Archery Equipment
    Northwest accepts one set of archery equipment (bow, quiver, arrows and case) in lieu of one piece of luggage included in the free luggage allowance for travel within/between US/PR/VI/CA only. Northwest only accepts archery equipment as checked luggage. For trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific travel archery equipment cannot be included in the free luggage allowance and will be assessed normal excess bag charges based on size and weight.

    The archery equipment must be encased in a container of sufficient strength to protect the items from damage.

    Northwest does not accept liability for loss, damage, or delay of archery equipment. Excess valuation insurance may not be purchased for transport of archery equipment.

    You'll undoubtedly have to pay an additional charge because of the length. The standard size limit on free checked luggage is "a total linear dimension of 62 inches (158 cm) per piece at no charge. Additional charges may apply for luggage weighing more than 50 pounds (23 kg) or with a total linear dimension of more than 62 inches (158 cm) per piece."
    I did not know that paying more for checked baggage on an air flight is an option.
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    I've flown from the se US a dozen times to AK with a tube made of 4" pvc with two scew on end caps 67" log with a 36" X4" tube full of arrows and a 3" tube 40" long with fishing rods. All three taped very well together with short carry rope taped on. Never had a moments trouble with numerous airlines. It is one of my check bags no extra charge. Thin wall tube is lighter and works but may get cracked. Schedule 40 will always survive. As I said never been questioned at check in.

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    I've traveled with fishing rods in a tube like that, you should be fine
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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