Just booked a December trip to Chile to paddle the Futaleufu
(I really can't put enough smileys on that statement).
The guys at Expediciones Chile sent me a recommended travel itinerary which includes a number of flights on American Airlines.
Okay, so I know all about all the tricks and pitfalls of flying with boats and I've searched past threads on the topic. It sounds like people have had a large variety of experiences with American: everything from no problem at all, to lied and got away with it cheap, lied and got denied, told the truth and paid, etc., etc.
So, what I'm specifically looking for is: has anyone flown American with a boat in the last year
? I'm figuring there's no way in hell I'll get my creeker down there, so I'm taking the playboat and hoping they have something that works down there if I decide I want a big boy.