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  1. BigBlue11

    BigBlue11 Registered User

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    For anyone that has ever flown with hockey equipment;

    Which airlines made it cheapest (and easy) to check your bag and sticks?
    Which airlines let you bring your sticks on as a personal item?
    Which airlines considered a hockey bag or stick bag an "oversized item.?

    Any advice on how to travel cheaply with hockey equipment would be appreciated

    Also, Jetblue doesn't fly to the airport I need to get to so please reccomend the other airlines that have been cheap and easy for you
     
  2. mbeam

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    Don't know where you're from but I flew from Vancouver to Las Vegas with Air Canada and they counted my hockey bag as luggage (no extra cost) and I was allowed to tape up my sticks with it. Of course, I'm sure Canadian airlines are a bit more lenient with that sort of thing. They understand the importance.
     
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    I've flown Delta and been able to check my gear bag with the sticks taped to it counting as 1 bag which was free with my Amex Delta credit card. I don't think any airport in the US will let you take sticks through security. don't know about Canada.
    the only hassle I've ever encountered was upon returning home I have to go to a special "oversized" carousel to retrieve my bag. it's in with all the golf clubs and skis.
     
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    No, we had to check ours as well. They're too big and could be weapons, I guess, to carry on.
     

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