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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-30-2019, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Flying United w Rod Tube

Hi All,
I almost always fly Southwest and love them for 2 free bags and no carry on fees. I have no choice but to fly United (Skywest regional jet dba United) for a summer run trip in June.

On Southwest they have always allowed me to carry on my fishpond rod case holding 2 13' spey rods and allowed me to keep it in the overhead. Anyone have any experience with United (or one of their regional carriers?)

Seems like they are following the trend of nickel and diming the crap outta you for every single thing when looking on their website so I thought Id see if any of you have experience.

Cheers and Happy New Year! Thanks, Chris
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United can be a pain in the rear end sometimes. If you are flying SkyWest its probably a smaller plane and Ive found that if you ask nicely they usually let you put your gear case in the closet if there is a problem with it in the overhead. If you are flying basic economy then you are likely to have pay more just to get it on the plane. Southwest has it figured out.
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You also find TSA has different approaches at different airports. You can find those in Denver more forgiving than those in Atlanta. So a Skywest plane going to Gunnison would like be okay, but a flight on a 737 to Reagan could be problematic.

Usually, a small long tube holding drawings, rods can get on, but not always.
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Thanks guys. Flying out of Denver to the North Umpqua in June. Trying to figure out if its worth the (significant) extra expense to fly into Medford or Eugene for less drive time or to save the $ and just fly into Portland despite the longer drive time.

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the gospel: avoid portland at all costs.

and that's how you tell someone how to suck eggs, folks.

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Thanks guys. Flying out of Denver to the North Umpqua in June. Trying to figure out if its worth the (significant) extra expense to fly into Medford or Eugene for less drive time or to save the $ and just fly into Portland despite the longer drive time.

Cheers, Chris
I did similar this October, with a similar choice. In the end I opted to drive from PDX and it was fine - probably better than having to get on another plane after spending 10 hours on the first one for me.

It's a very easy drive down I5 - just watch out for the State Police on traffic duty...
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