I recently ordered these window deflectors for my Mazda:

the deflectors

But I didn't account for the fact that they are very big, and don't fit in my suitcase (they are 45 x 3.6 x 3 inches in size). I am worried that I won't be let aboard the plane with them since they look kind-of "weapon-ish"...

Is my concern valid? Would it be legal to bring them on a flight from Ohio to New York?

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    Question is: what are they made of? – JoErNanO Mar 20 '16 at 9:46
  • @JoErNanO it's plastic afaik – Idos Mar 20 '16 at 9:48

If it doesn't fit in a suitcase, it's highly unlikely the airline will let you bring it on as carry-on, "weapony" or not (although I doubt those fit the bill).

What you can do is check them in as oversized luggage, preferably securely packed in bubble wrap or, better yet, the original packaging. Fees may apply depending on your airline, and you'll likely be directed to a separate counter to check in and later pick them up at the destination.

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    The problem indeed is not their "weapon"-y appearance whatever that means, this is not our favorite user trying to bring a deactivated bazooka on the plane, rather the size: if it won't fit in your checked luggage for sure you can't carry it on. – chx Mar 20 '16 at 14:42
  • Thank you for your answer. I think I will just send it back, not worth the trouble... – Idos Mar 21 '16 at 12:27

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