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cardboard boxes as checked bags

ctang101
New Arrival

Hello,

 

I understand that cardboard boxes are allowed as checked bags as long as they meet the size and weight requirements.  Is it okay to wrap them with plastic stretch wrap like the one people use for moving furniture?

 

Thanks. 

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Re: cardboard boxes as checked bags

dfwskier
Top Contributor
Solution

You could try it, but remember TSA has the right to open any piece of checked baggage. So make sure they are sturdy boxes and secure them with more than just shrink wrap.  

Re: cardboard boxes as checked bags

SWFlyer007
Rising Star

I've got some extra luggage if you need them.  Contact me.  🙄

 

Re: cardboard boxes as checked bags

Jessiequick
New Arrival

Did it work? 

Re: cardboard boxes as checked bags

ctang101
New Arrival

It worked very well for us.  We flew from CA to IN with a transfer in Denver and we used 6 of those Home Depot heavy-duty large boxes (18"x18"x24", $4 each).  They all arrived in good shape. I think the trick is to use enough packing tapes to secure the openings.

One of the boxes was opened by TSA and was re-packed very nicely with no issues. 

We put plastic wrap on two of the boxes but found out it wasn't really necessary and it actually made it more difficult to move them.

I would definitely do it again.