Has anyone ever tried checking their disc golf bag as luggage at an airport? Do they give you any trouble or just look at you funny? Also, my bag is a light color, should I put it in a plastic bag? Any suggestions or advice appreciated...
when I flew to k-zoo last year I pulled the frame out of my bag and folded it up into my other bag then carried my primary discs in a duffel size carry-on. I did get some funny looks from the checkers.
I used my small Innova starter bag and just carried it on. You can have 1 carry on and a "personal"bag. Like a hand bag or camera bag. Since the starter bag is as big as a hand bag. They let me carry it on. The tough part was trying to decide which discs to bring :) Just go to your airline's web site and they list what you can carry on.
i just carry my innova champion tour bag on my back. And pass it through the xray machine. Just make sure you dont have anything that cannot pass through security. Then I put it in the overhead once I board the plane.
Always carry on my discs, Great for a carry on. Extra room for snack and drinks, instead of paying those plane prices.
Had to do security check in last time i flew. All discs came across as plastic in the machine, except the crystal tournament discs i was bringing home. The machine was saying that they were metal. Security started getting suspicious had to open it up on the side and show them.
I carried on my bag for the last four fights and had no troubles. My bag is the biggest Fade bag you can buy. I have tons of stuff hanging off of it and three putters sticking out. If checking is what you'll do; I would stick it in something but a trash bag. They might want to rip it open.
I won't check my golf bag. It has enough storage space that I can you that for cash and wallet, etc. And it has to cup holders so if I don't want to carry my water if there is a layover. My one girl friend has a smaller beginner bag that she uses for travel. It's big enough to take the main discs she uses and small enough to fit in a luggage bag without taking up too much room.
and add on : the last time we ( my fiance and myself) flew home on vacation we carried on our bags. Security did make us open them. We spent 5 minutes explaining what the sport was and not what was in our bags. The gaurd was very interested. LOL it was so funny. We loved it.