In over twenty years of commuting to AK from FL I have always been fortunate to be able to check my fish as additional baggage. Not so this time; my assignment at Larsen Bay in Kodiak was bucked up by a round-trip that put me in OR before I departed and caused me to have to overnight in the same state before I continued on to FL. As a result, I had to have my product Fed Ex shipped by my Kodiak contacts.
I had good service, quality care, and plenty of tracking information. My two boxes arrived only 17 minutes later than what the company purported as delivery time. I heard about problems, but I certainly didn't have any. I'll take Fed Ex in a pinch again, if I have to.
The only complaint was me. I should have taken a picture of that 22 lb. silver I caught in Larsen Bay before I carved it up...