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Flying with Rods

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After a quick glance searching through goggle I couldn't find anything about restrictions on rods being a carry on item. Those of you that fly out and bring your gear with you, how do you normally do it? Ksong said he took a rod on as carry on and no one bothered him. I'll check with my airline when I can but just wanted to get some input from you guys first.
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I just flew American Airlines for the Miami Boat show and carried on our
7 1/2' two-piece rod. Zip tied it together in its soft case and as I boarded the plane, placed it in the coat closet just as you step on the plane.

No problems, not even any questions going or coming home.

When I travel with multiple rods, I pack them in a holder but keep it below 7' and check it. Counts as one checked piece.

I mainly travel AA, Delta, and Continental.
Probably be o.k. with just two rods.

I had it in its O.T.I. rod sock that comes with each rod.
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