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09 August 2019, 00:00
How to transport your bow?
I'm heading out west on a plane this fall for my first bowhunting trip in a while. I noticed that the carriers have really restricted the size on luggage. My SKB bow case exceeds every airline I looked at.

Are there any small bow cases out there you use? I have heard in the past of hunters who packed their bows along with clothes into a plastic 'tub' and then put it into a duffel bag or suitcase. Not sure if that still happens much.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you
11 August 2019, 07:30
Bite the bullet and pay the excess baggage fee.
11 August 2019, 14:45
With the majority of airlines, archery equipment falls under sporting. Usually these dimensions are a little bit more liberal than regular baggage dimensions. I have an skb and a huge aluminum double case that I have traveled with for the last 20 years. Never been charged extra for either. Both are over the 62" limit.
12 August 2019, 09:26
What Trapper 1 said. I've done this several times and as recently as an Africa trip last May/June. Sporting equipment and no extra charge. LARGE double bow case.
16 August 2019, 06:41
Scott Powell
Agree with above... They give you more leeway with sporting equipment...

Never had a problem with an SKB double bow case...

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25 October 2019, 05:01
I’ve checked my SKB double bow case many times and never was charged extra. I always have two bows and some extra clothes and other stuff in it. And I weigh it to make sure it’s under 50 pounds.

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28 January 2020, 05:39
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