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. American Airlines (www.aa.com/homePage.do) charges $150 for each set of antlers. Maximum weight is 70 pounds and the total size cannot exceed 126 inches. Acceptance is conditional on aircraft size and load factors.
Delta (www.delta.com) charges 150 USD/CAD/EUR per rack (CAD when exiting Canada and EUR when exiting Europe). Antlers are accepted on Delta Connection flights only if space is available. The size limit is 115 inches (292 cm), and the weight limit is 100 pounds. In some cases, there may not be space available for antlers to travel on the same plane with you. Antlers that do not arrive with the passenger are held at the local baggage service office or delivered for a fee.
United (www.united.com) will accept only one set of antlers or animal horns per ticketed customer. The cost is $100 in addition to any excess baggage charges that may apply. Acceptance is also dependent on aircraft size and load conditions. Antler linear dimensions cannot exceed........(continued)