I'm wondering if anyone here has any experience with taking longboards on a plane. I checked silverfish, and found a skateboard specific bag which was helpful, but I'm in the market for a slightly cheaper/more ghetto-rigged solution. So I open it up to you Newschoolers, how can I get my longboard from the States to Rome?
Sometimes you can bring it on the plane or check it at the gate, but this is very hit or miss. Best bet is to call your airline and ask them what the best option is, they may let you bring it on the plane or tell you that it has to be checked, in which case a ski/snowboard bag or a box is what you want.
I brought my 41" dervish onto a Southwest as a carry on in no bag. No one even said anything and I just carried it around with me. That was in addition to having a backpack and a small suitcase as carry ons too.
i went on a plane from Boston to Seattle with a longboard. i just carried it and kept it in the shelves above the seat. got some looks from people though, although it couldve been because my teeshirt said "I FUCKING LOVE COCAINE" with a picture of a bear.
Ya dude i seriously do this all the time when i go to portugal. i get a duffle bag, rap my board (trucks n all) in bubble wrap and then just put my clothes around it. if you have one of those old school way too big boards, a snowwboard bag and the same preparation might be the way to go. this way has never failed me and that way you dont get anal raped by luggage fies for bringing sports crap