Hey y'all. After getting a Dahon and the dahon airporter, then having luggage rules get more and more strict in the ensuing years, I wanna make sure my next option is bulletproof to travel with. So I'm dismayed to see outside dimensions of Brompton case are 63" but airlines have 62" max. Suggestions?
I know from my own experience most airlines don't measure but fanatically weigh. They'd most often let my airporter thru even tho it was near 10" over, but when they decided to be fanatical, the extra fee was so high ($175 on my frequent flier line) that it really put a damper on me flying with it, cause you'd never know if some rule-boy on the return leg would gouge you.
So, ideas? I really love flying with my bike, and travel buckets for work. (i.e. 8 states in next 3 weeks)
(and no, with how short my trips are, a bike that needs assembly each time has not proven to be practical)