Originally Posted by red34
I saw pics of you carrying an OTI OceanXtreme popping rod on an airplane. Can you tell me the details of how that worked. I have several people ask. I am wondering if you gave it to the attendant and kept it in the coat closet. Or if that was a special occasion that you wouldn't normally be able to do on a smaller plane or something like that...
Just curious, as to why you are limiting yourself to such a short rod if 5' is acceptable in most situations. I get lots of questions on this, but I rarely travel with less than a full bazooka tube of rods. Would love some traveling fisherman insight to the airlines' very gray regulations.
I carried on 7'5" popping rods on three different trips on purpose to see whether there is any problem or not. The top section is 5".
There were two issues I was concerned. One is whether it is allowed to carry on at checking point and the other was whether the 5' rod can be fit in the compartment of airplane.
I was successful on three separate trips.
I didn't experience any issue at checking point.
Fortunately all airplane I took had long compartments for the rods.
When I took a plane from overseas, I noticed that they have only three ft long compartment even the plane is big. I don't know it is new trend or not.
If the rod doesn't fit in the compartment, there is no place to store rods in the plane.