Delta Airline and Oversized bags
Would like to know what you all think. Going on my third trip in a couple days. Have always done the hard bow case before and of course it goes to the police station in the J-burg airport and you play the waiting game. Never really had any major problems just the wait and having to go somewhere else. I know of alot of guy that use the rolling duffles and put there bows in them and they just come out on the carousel and off they go. Decided to try that this year. My bow is 42" long so my options were limited as far as rolling duffles go. Ended up getting 2 44" coleman mammoth rolling duffles. Weight isn't an issues is as both my wifes and mine are at around 45#. Deltas policy is that your bag can't be over 62 linear inches. These are 44"x 15"x 15" so I'm 12" over. Are they going to notice? I know it also depends on who checks you in. Kind of the luck of the draw. If they do call me on it do I then admit it's archery equipment. There policy says archery equipment must be in a durable protective container. Doesn't specifically say hard case. My duffle is ripstop nylon and I have padded the inside so imo this would qualify. Really don't want to get hit with a $175 oversize fee x 2 there and back. What do you think?