If you plan on flying with US Airways
to any future hunts, be aware that their fee for shipping antlers or horns as checked baggage has recently doubled. The airline's new handling fee for antlers/horns
is $200. Plus, hunters on multi-species or multi-animal hunts should note US Airways now takes only one rack per passenger. There are also tight restrictions on the size of the racks they will accept. The total linear size (height plus width plus length) cannot exceed 120 inches (305 centimeters). If you fly on their CRJ aircraft, the largest dimension cannot exceed 33 inches (84 centimeters), and the overall dimensions cannot exceed 99 inches (252 centimeters). For flights on the Dash 8 aircraft, the largest dimension cannot exceed 50 inches (127 centimeters). And if you and a friend are thinking about putting a few racks in a cooler or other container, forget it. Racks cannot be combined or cradled together.
What are your alternatives? Well, let's just say that US Airways is not alone in putting extra charges and restrictions on bringing your antlers or horns home with you.