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Old 02-27-2018, 08:46 PM
 
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Check out the carrying cases for fishing rods with reels. I believe a brand name is Bazooka. DH has carried on planes and stowed in the overhead. I think one of the large diameter sizes could accommodate a sound bar - at least the one that we have. From memory, the case is about 48".
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:36 PM
 
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I think the easiest way is to get a cheap canvas duffel & wrap the soundbar in bubble wrap & fill the rest of the duffel with more bubble wrap or clothing. You will have to get a TSA approved lock to lock the top of the duffel in order to check on the plane.

Otherwise go to a discount store that carries cheap luggage & find one that is about 36" diagonal.

This is assuming you haven't gone to a UPS store & seen if they can't arrange a carton for you to check in for the flight.
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:25 AM
 
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You don't need to take it in a suitcase at ALL. Leave it in the original box, bubble wrap it and make another box yourself out of cardboard and duct tape the whole works well. Label it well and check it with your other luggage. Shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:43 AM
 
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Given what the airlines routinely let you check for the USA-Cuba flights (lots of everything bought on the mainland and brought back to get around the embargo) I'd say that a typical airline is glad to take the sound bar in original cardboard box all taped up just as long as you're willing to pay the oversized baggage fee you've going to have to pay regardless for an item that size.
I agree. It would likely get handled more carefully if clearly fragile by the identifying packaging also.

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Old 02-28-2018, 08:27 AM
 
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Airlines typically let you check hard case ski and snowboard carriers as regular luggage. I've checked a double ski bag to Santiago, CL a half dozen times.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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Box / taped up package is the best option.

Another option is from friends who have carried keyboards with hard case, but believe they paid like half a ticket extra or something.
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:21 AM
 
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Why don't you check out the bags that golfers use to transport their golf bags? It seems that they'd offer good protection and are made specifically for checked luggage. Found this on Amazon. Would this work?

Leoneva Portable Golf Bag Travel Case with Wheels, Black Oxford Zipped(US Stock)
Yup or even hard ski or snowboad bags or a guitar case...
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:17 PM
 
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I was thinking the ski/snowboard luggage myself.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:06 PM
 
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Yup or even hard ski or snowboad bags or a guitar case...

Yeah, those would all work, BUT, we are trying to not have oversize charges (like golf bags would incur) and have room left for the load of other stuff we need to purchase in the States. So I guess I'll go for the $35 el cheapo rolling duffle with the bad reviews and the 35" sound bar should fit into the 33" on the diagonal. If not, I am getting a $15 36" duffle as back-up. It only needs to last this one trip.


Thanks for all the tips! It's gonna be like Christmas opening all our Amazon packages! Then like Tetris getting them all packed into 4 suitcases....such is the overseas retirement, LOL.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I'm telling you, wrap it in bubble wrap, surround that with a cardboard box, packing tape it all together and send it as luggage. It's far easier.
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