Fishing is a great hobby to have, but it can be difficult to take your fishing pole with you when you travel. While some airlines may allow you to bring your fishing pole on the plane, it’s important to check with the airline before you book your flight.
The first thing to consider is whether or not the airline allows fishing poles on board. Most major airlines do not allow fishing poles as part of their carry-on luggage policy, so you’ll need to check with the specific airline before booking your flight. Some budget airlines and smaller carriers may be more lenient, so it’s worth doing some research before booking a flight.
If the airline does allow fishing poles as part of their carry-on baggage policy, there are still some restrictions that you should be aware of.
Most airlines will require that the pole is securely packaged in a hard-sided container or case, and it must meet size restrictions for carry-on baggage (typically up to 45 linear inches). If you’re bringing more than one rod and reel combo, they will usually need to be packed separately in their own containers or cases in order for them to be accepted as carry-on luggage.
It’s also important to note that airlines may charge extra fees for bringing items such as fishing poles on board. This fee can range from $25 – $50 per item depending on the airline and size of the item, so it’s important to factor this into your travel budget. Additionally, if your pole exceeds the size restriction for carry-on baggage, it may need to be checked as part of regular checked luggage which could incur an additional fee from the airline.
Traveling with a fishing pole can be tricky, but it is possible if you plan ahead and check with your airline first. Airlines typically require that rods and reels are securely packaged in hard-sided cases that meet size restrictions for carry-on luggage and may charge additional fees for bringing them on board. Knowing these details ahead of time can help ensure that your trip goes smoothly and that you don’t incur any unexpected fees at check-in.