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Old 02-27-2018, 03:01 PM
 
Location: equator
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We ordered a 35" sound bar that needs to go in a suitcase on a flight. Even diagonally, it's too long for our biggest suitcases, which are 28" length. I'm on Amazon, and seeing a few duffle-type bags up to 40" but these got terrible reviews and don't say whether they incur an oversize charge.


Can anyone do the math as to what length suitcase is required for 35" diagonally? I'm math-challenged. Thanks to all the smarter-than-me who can offer advice. Or links to other luggage....
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Pythagorean theorem says that given your standard large suitcase of 27" you need one that is at least 22" wide. Good luck with that.


Why can't you just ship it as it originally came in it's box, add some bubble wrap and tape it up?
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Your suitcase will need to be approximately 31" long in order to fit that soundbar in on the diagonal.

It would probably be easiest to use a 36" rolling duffel rather than a standard suitcase. Eagle Creek makes quality ones. Just check first to make sure the airline you'll be using won't consider a 36" rolling duffel as oversize. (You can find that information on the airline website.)
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Why can't you just ship it as it originally came in it's box, add some bubble wrap and tape it up?
This is probably the simplest solution of all. And the cheapest as well!
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:46 PM
 
Location: equator
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Thanks all. Can't ship anything to Ecuador---it'll never make it. Looks like all there is in that size is rolling duffles, all got terrible reviews. Will check Eagle Creek. Only had to make one trip, after all....just don't like that they are soft-sided for electronic equipment!
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Thanks all. Can't ship anything to Ecuador---it'll never make it. Looks like all there is in that size is rolling duffles, all got terrible reviews. Will check Eagle Creek. Only had to make one trip, after all....just don't like that they are soft-sided for electronic equipment!
I think the poster you replied to meant to check it as baggage, not ship it using UPS or FedEx.

There are hard cases meant for athletic equipment that might work.

If you are handy you could make a simple wood box.
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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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.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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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)
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:28 PM
 
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If you can get to Quito or Guayaquil, you can use UPS with guarantee insured deliver and pick it up at one of those two offices. If it disappears, UPS will buy and ship you a new one. Make sure it is a hold for pickup and not regular delivery where it can easily go missing.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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If you can get to Quito or Guayaquil, you can use UPS with guarantee insured deliver and pick it up at one of those two offices. If it disappears, UPS will buy and ship you a new one. Make sure it is a hold for pickup and not regular delivery where it can easily go missing.
I think OP or someone in his family is travelling to the same destination as the sound bar and wants to take the item there. The question is how to package the sound bar so it can withstand being in checked baggage.
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