Wow. 2 yrs ago we tried to fly to Chile with our boats on American, and absolutely no amount of pleading, or money, could get them to take even one of our boats. "Everyone" would get fired if they even considered it. It was a playboat in a boat bag and we were going to call it a wavesurfer but they knew it was a kayak from a mile away. They had security escort "it" out of the airport.