Have anyone had experience of taking a poster tube on EasyJet? I need to take a poster to a meeting. In the ideal case scenario, I would prefer to take it as cabin baggage (to lose it would be a hassle). However even if you roll it in a very narrow tube, it is still about 1 meter long, larger than permitted cabin baggage size. The customer service have confirmed that they will not make an exception. Another nuisance is that it will not fit in a medium-size suitcase either. I am now thinking if I need to take a really big travel bag, or just check it as a second piece of hold luggage? (Solid plastic tube 12 cm diameter and about a meter long, unlikely to be broken.) Or any other option that did not come to my mind?
As a side note, I find it a bit bizarre because EasyJet make exception for musical instruments as cabin baggage, and allow much bigger sizes for them. A poster tube fits nicely in the overhead bin, and I would guess it is not that uncommon for busyness travelers to have posters with them.
Anyway, any experience with that?