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Old 19-07-2015, 11:38   #16
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Re: Flying with a mainsail

I carried my new main, battens, stack-pack and storm jib from Scotland to Miami this year on Virgin. On check in i told them what it was and they registered it as sports goods, and didn't ask me to pay a thing. US security opened the mainsail bag, but taped it together afterwards.

check the airline website for sports goods accompanied baggage and choose a carrier accordingly.

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Old 21-07-2015, 08:09   #17
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Re: Flying with a mainsail

An average set of golf clubs are over 42", shouldn't be a problem. Never hurts to check with the airline, and use a sturdy tube with a thread on end cap.

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