Has anyone ever paid an "Oversize" Luggage rate for a Hard Case?

Has anyone ever paid an "Oversize" Luggage rate for a Hard Case?

Joined: December 30th, 2008, 6:16 pm

September 27th, 2017, 6:04 pm #1

I want to buy a Heavy-duty, rifle hard case (Pelican, SKB, other) for checking aboard commercial aircraft. All the airlines have policies that state luggage over 62" external dimensions (L + W + D = <=62") is to be charged an oversize luggage surcharge. $200 one-way on most airlines. $400 extra for a round-trip is horrendous.

Been shopping for years, and the closest I find to the 62" maximum is still oversized, at 63", the Pelican™ Storm™ iM3100 hard case.http://www.pelican-case.com/im3100.html

ALL the others measure a combined 67" or quite a bit more.

I'm considering this one, the SKB I Series 5041..https://www.natchezss.com/skb-i-series- ... n=55963-NA

The interior dimensions are 69.5", which means the outside dimensions will be about 74" or more. But the current sale price is hard to ignore.

Regardless, has anyone traveled by air with any hard case over the limit EVER been charged the oversize fee? Domestic and Overseas travel?
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Joined: October 28th, 2003, 9:58 pm

September 27th, 2017, 11:17 pm #2

http://www.pelican.com/us/en/product/wa ... case/1700/

This is your airline free case. Anything bigger & you're rolling the bones.

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Joined: December 30th, 2008, 6:16 pm

September 27th, 2017, 11:58 pm #3

I've known about this case for years.

I should have specified that the internal length be at least 40".

Outside dimensions: 38.12" x 16.00" x 6.12" = 60.24" That is within the dimension requirements. If only my carbine barreled TM1000 rifle (39") could fit the 35.75" length interior length. Mine is about the shortest TM made. And no, it's not practical to take the rifle apart, as I need the room for the pistol, too.

My CZ200s rifle will fit fine, but I gave up that rifle two years ago. I'm not sure there are many other rifles this short to make thie 1700 Pelican useful.


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September 27th, 2017, 11:59 pm #4

I want to buy a Heavy-duty, rifle hard case (Pelican, SKB, other) for checking aboard commercial aircraft. All the airlines have policies that state luggage over 62" external dimensions (L + W + D = <=62") is to be charged an oversize luggage surcharge. $200 one-way on most airlines. $400 extra for a round-trip is horrendous.

Been shopping for years, and the closest I find to the 62" maximum is still oversized, at 63", the Pelican™ Storm™ iM3100 hard case.http://www.pelican-case.com/im3100.html

ALL the others measure a combined 67" or quite a bit more.

I'm considering this one, the SKB I Series 5041..https://www.natchezss.com/skb-i-series- ... n=55963-NA

The interior dimensions are 69.5", which means the outside dimensions will be about 74" or more. But the current sale price is hard to ignore.

Regardless, has anyone traveled by air with any hard case over the limit EVER been charged the oversize fee? Domestic and Overseas travel?
It measures out to a total of 66 1/2". So far I have flown with it twice & haven't been charged an oversize rate. I agree with Keith if your rifle will fit in the 1700, it's the way to go. It's a lot easier maneuvering with it in the airport. I needed the bigger case to fly with my Steyr & 1720T. I want the 1700 in case I fly & don't want to carry the 1720T.
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September 28th, 2017, 12:24 am #5

I want to buy a Heavy-duty, rifle hard case (Pelican, SKB, other) for checking aboard commercial aircraft. All the airlines have policies that state luggage over 62" external dimensions (L + W + D = <=62") is to be charged an oversize luggage surcharge. $200 one-way on most airlines. $400 extra for a round-trip is horrendous.

Been shopping for years, and the closest I find to the 62" maximum is still oversized, at 63", the Pelican™ Storm™ iM3100 hard case.http://www.pelican-case.com/im3100.html

ALL the others measure a combined 67" or quite a bit more.

I'm considering this one, the SKB I Series 5041..https://www.natchezss.com/skb-i-series- ... n=55963-NA

The interior dimensions are 69.5", which means the outside dimensions will be about 74" or more. But the current sale price is hard to ignore.

Regardless, has anyone traveled by air with any hard case over the limit EVER been charged the oversize fee? Domestic and Overseas travel?
I have the Pelican 1700, and also some of my friends, others have the 1720, and even the 1750.

I bought the 1700 because if the size it is superposed not to be oversize and don't have to paid the fee. Having said that of all the travel that we have done none of the guys flying with the 1720 or 1750, had ever paid and oversize fee.

In some flights over to Europe the charge a firearm fee, but that is regardless of the size of the case.

If I would have to buy another case today, I would go with the 1720.

just my two cents.

Hope it helps, Luis
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Joined: October 28th, 2003, 9:58 pm

September 28th, 2017, 1:28 am #6

I've known about this case for years.

I should have specified that the internal length be at least 40".

Outside dimensions: 38.12" x 16.00" x 6.12" = 60.24" That is within the dimension requirements. If only my carbine barreled TM1000 rifle (39") could fit the 35.75" length interior length. Mine is about the shortest TM made. And no, it's not practical to take the rifle apart, as I need the room for the pistol, too.

My CZ200s rifle will fit fine, but I gave up that rifle two years ago. I'm not sure there are many other rifles this short to make thie 1700 Pelican useful.

Your only choice is to upgrade to WFTF or shitcan the pistol.

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Joined: October 28th, 2003, 9:58 pm

September 28th, 2017, 1:32 am #7

I have the Pelican 1700, and also some of my friends, others have the 1720, and even the 1750.

I bought the 1700 because if the size it is superposed not to be oversize and don't have to paid the fee. Having said that of all the travel that we have done none of the guys flying with the 1720 or 1750, had ever paid and oversize fee.

In some flights over to Europe the charge a firearm fee, but that is regardless of the size of the case.

If I would have to buy another case today, I would go with the 1720.

just my two cents.

Hope it helps, Luis
There. The decision has been made.

Now the question is, " Are you man enough for Granny Goose?"

The Legend
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Joined: December 30th, 2008, 6:16 pm

September 28th, 2017, 2:15 am #8

Your only choice is to upgrade to WFTF or shitcan the pistol.

Knobs
I can't squeeze the TM1000 into that case, even if I remove the butt-pad.

How long are the Steyr LG110s? They don't look any shorter than my carbine TM.
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September 28th, 2017, 2:23 am #9

There. The decision has been made.

Now the question is, " Are you man enough for Granny Goose?"

The Legend
old enough for this goose... Is that OK?

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September 28th, 2017, 2:35 am #10

I can't squeeze the TM1000 into that case, even if I remove the butt-pad.

How long are the Steyr LG110s? They don't look any shorter than my carbine TM.
I just bought an old 110. It's short enough to fit my 1700 case without breakdown. 'cept of course if I need one of those reach around shoulder do dads.

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