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Carry on hockey stick?

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Hello,  I have a question regarding bringing a hockey stick onboard as carry on luggage.  Is this permitted or do I have to check it as checked baggage?  It's just a single hockey stick which is 64 inches long.  I don't know how long the overhead bins are but if long enough, it could easily slide in behind other carry on bags or on top of them.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks!

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Re: Carry on hockey stick?

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor
Solution

Doesn't matter if it would fit or not, TSA won't allow a hockey stick to be carried on.

 

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/hockey-sticks

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Carry on hockey stick?

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

And here are the details of what Southwest allows to be checked:

 

  • Hockey and/or lacrosse stick(s) as long as multiple sticks are either taped together or encased in a suitable bag or container. Two hockey sticks and/or lacrosse sticks taped together and one hockey or lacrosse equipment bag generally consisting of pads, helmets, pants, jersey, gloves, and skates. When substituting hockey and/or lacrosse equipment for a free checked bag, Southwest Airlines allows up to two bags (containing hockey sticks and/or lacrosse sticks and one hockey or lacrosse equipment bag) to count as one item, even if they are taped or packed separately.

https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/baggage/special-luggage-pol.html#baggage_special_lug...

 

--TheMiddleSeat