I need to carry a lot of stuff home for a college-age relative, and I'm flying Southwest.
I know that in practice airlines will let you fly with a bag that weighs a smidge over 50 lbs.
The mass-produced trunks this student has measure 62.5 inches according to online specifications (that I could print out and carry with me). The maximum size SWA allows is 62", with a $75 oversize charge above that.
Of course, we'll be sure to keep the weight a couple of pounds under 50 lbs.
Should I take one up to the airport to check it out? What do you think?