Are the zippered Lakewood Bow casesContributors to this thread:
Are the zippered lakewood bow cases airline approved?
I’m not aware of any airline regulations for bow cases. They obviously have general requirements for baggage and separate regulations for firearms. But I don’t believe there is any kind of requirement for transport of archery equipment.
We flew 4 of them to Colorado in 2013. I don’t know if anything changed since then.
Yes they are airline approved. We just bought a case from them today at their booth.
Do they have rigid crush-proof reinforcement for the " airline approved" status. I've seen several cases over the years that claimed it but were no where near strong enough to protect your bow from the airlines.
I have had two "airline approved" cases destroyed by the airlines. Those people could break an anvil.
Despite an airline rating, Most require you sign a damage claim waiver, which means it's not their problem if they chew it up into little bits. They just have to hand you back the bits.