Under TSA rules, individuals are allowed to carry tennis rackets on board as hand luggage. Equivalent agencies worldwide (like the EU) also accept tennis rackets as a carry-on items. Therefore, be advised that it is up to the individual airlines whether or not you can carry rackets with you.
Moreover, can I bring a tennis racket as a carry-on?
Tennis rackets are permitted in carry-on bags. The current maximum racket length you’re allowed to bring with you is 29 inches, so take note of that while you’re packing up your gear.
In this manner, how strict is American Airlines on carry-on size?
American Airlines carry on policy
According to AA your carry on item must not exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches / 56 x 36 x 23 centimeters (including handles and wheels) and Must fit in the sizer at the airport. If your items don’t fit in the overhead bin or under the seat, they may need to be checked.
Can a guitar fit in an overhead bin?
Per the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (thanks, Obama!), airlines have to let you bring your guitar on board as a carry on if it fits in a closet or in an overhead bin when you board.
Each airline has its own rules, but major American airlines generally allow passengers to check or carry on coolers of dry ice in quantities of up to 5 pounds. Gel or ice packs in carry-on packages won’t be allowed past TSA unless they’re completely frozen, so it’s generally best to check packages of refrigerated food.
Racquet Length Chart
|6-8 years||45-49 inches||23 inches|
|9-10 years||50-55 inches||25 inches|
|10 or older||55 inches or taller||26 inches|
|Adults||Any height||27-29 inches|
Tennis rackets are recommended to be carried on since they are typically in a soft sided case. Tennis rackets checked in soft sided cases will be transported as limited release items.
Please carefully pack your electronics items and make sure all cords are wrapped. While you can pack expensive, fragile electronics items in checked or carry-on bags, we recommend packing them in your carry-on. Books often require additional screening.
Shipping costs us about $11 for a racquet without cover, including box and handling. This is our cost, not yours if free shipping. Shipment weighs about 1 pounds per racquet plus 1 pound for the box (One racquet ships at 2 pounds).