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Posted: 10/28/2020 12:57:11 PM EST
So it seems the airline standard for oversized luggage is 62 linear inches.  I just looked up my hardigg storm 3100 case and it is 63 linear inches.  Does anyone have any experience flying with hard cases?  Do the airlines whip out a measuring tape at the check in counter?  I see that Delta and United charge $200 for an oversized bag and I have no plans to pay that.  Should I look for a case that meets the size requirements then just get creative on how to pack?

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 12/31/2020 2:00:29 PM EST
I’ve flown with Pelican 1720’s numerous times, and the airline didn’t bat an eye..or charge me anything extra.
Link Posted: 1/26/2021 9:03:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/26/2021 9:51:40 PM EST by demoMouse]
Originally Posted By SFG:
So it seems the airline standard for oversized luggage is 62 linear inches.  I just looked up my hardigg storm 3100 case and it is 63 linear inches.  Does anyone have any experience flying with hard cases?  Do the airlines whip out a measuring tape at the check in counter?  I see that Delta and United charge $200 for an oversized bag and I have no plans to pay that.  Should I look for a case that meets the size requirements then just get creative on how to pack?

Thanks in advance.
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I've flown dozens of times with rifle cases. AR sized cases, long gun sized cases, they don't care and aren't going to measure the linear inches of your case. As long as it's declared, you open it up and let the TSA guy look at your gun and rub the explosives sniffer cloth on it before throwing a couple locks on it, they won't give it a second glance.
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