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I'd like to buy a plastic container about the size of a standard board game box, which could both (1) fit in my carry-on luggage and (2) contain and protect several standard-size folded game boards.

Can anyone recommend a container like that?

Do you have an alternative solution that would protect games for air travel, without trying to stuff entire cardboard game boxes into a carry-on?
 
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jimshlif wrote:
I'd like to buy a plastic container about the size of a standard board game box, which could both (1) fit in my carry-on luggage and (2) contain and protect several standard-size folded game boards.

Can anyone recommend a container like that?

Do you have an alternative solution that would protect games for air travel, without trying to stuff entire cardboard game boxes into a carry-on?


I thought a search for a protective map case might turn up an answer... It did, sort of. But not super sure it's the best option for carry on:

 
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I haven't traveled in a while, but I think most airlines are getting fussy about having a number of carry-ons. Looked at American Airlines. Not sure exactly what their polcy is, but they listed a "standard' size for a carry-on as 22" long x 14" wide x 9" tall.

Something that looks like a rifle case will certainly attract attention.

So if you have multiple carry-ons, or a large size carry-on you might get nailed with extra fees. The extra fee stuff is where the airlines seem to be making money these days.

Toilet paper? Sure that will be $5 please...
 
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herace wrote:

Something that looks like a rifle case will certainly attract attention.


My more realistic idea is to color photocopy and laminate at your local copy shop and put them in a tube. Then you won't worry, and super portable. ツ
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For future reference, the solution I found is this: go to the post office and take a Large priority mail cardboard box. It's free, its height and width will accommodate a standard board, it's tall enough that you could stack maybe a dozen boards in it, and it will fit into carry-on luggage.
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Pelican cases don't necessarily mean a person is trying to carry a gun on board, and they do come in a variety of sizes and colors. Many also have fitted foam inserts that are perfect for components.

Just put some My Little Pony stickers on it an you'll be fine.
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