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Can I gate check a baseball bag?

kimbosue
New Arrival

We are traveling to Cooperstown, NY this summer for the Cooperstown baseball camp. For obvious reasons, we are leery of checking our son's baseball equipment. I would rather it not go through normal baggage check. I know it can't be a carry on item due to the exposed bat being considered a "bludgeon," but hoping it qualifies for a gate check. I have searched in this forum and other places and can't find a definitive answer.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: Can I gate check a baseball bag?

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

As you noted, it's not allowed as a carry-on and TSA would therefore not allow it to pass security.  You'll have to check it or ship it.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Can I gate check a baseball bag?

kimbosue
New Arrival

I know I have to check it, but can I gate check it versus luggage check it?

Re: Can I gate check a baseball bag?

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

@TheMiddleSeat wrote:

As you noted, it's not allowed as a carry-on and TSA would therefore not allow it to pass security.  You'll have to check it or ship it.

 

--TheMiddleSeat