Gun Case Size Restrictions
With the new airline regulations that all bags must be under 62 total inches (L x W x H) most standard gun cases easily exceed the size restrictrion - and thus, are subject to an "oversized" charge which is often around $150 for each way of your trip (over AND back).
On a recent hunting trip to Canada, most of the passengers were also hunters. A survey of those guys found everyone had brought their own gun in a standard sized gun case. However, not one reported paying an oversized fee.
Has anyone who has traveled to Africa this year had any experience with the size of their gun case being oversized when they checked in either in the US or when leaving Africa? I am hunting in South Africa next year and am wondering if I need to purchase a "break down" case in order to be compliant with the luggage size restrictions or would a standard case be sufficient?
Multiple calls to Delta all say the same thing - bag (gun case) must be under 62 inches. But this rule was in place last month when I went to Canada and none of the other hunters reported an oversized charge??
For clarification to your reply, I am aware of the weight restriction of 50 lbs. Need some help with your recent experience.
Delta Conditions of Acceptance for shooting equipment