With restrictions being placed on Airlines when traveling to far away destinations, it is impossible to check in long 1 piece fishing rods as baggage. For years I have been using a Side-By-Side Rifle Case made by Plano to store 2 piece rods and tackle.. This particular case has 2 components into which you can store your fishing rods, tackle, and reels. The case has heavy-duty latches, is lockable, and airline approved. The case measures 53in x 12in x 6in. I have found this to be a much better option than using telescopic rod cases as I can store much more in the rifle case. So before you fly out on your next fishing dream trip, consider the Plano rifle case.