Originally Posted by flores81
are u sure for that??
Yes, I'm sure that it's worked for me so far with no problems.
However, TSA (in the US) and other security organizations in other parts of the world, are a heterogenous group; there isn't a standard behavior. In fact, to a certain extent they're incentivized to be adaptable, changable and to use their instincts in choosing what materials to let go through the scanners untouched, which to open and check and which to reject. So, there are no guarantees.
The safest way, from a security standpoint, is to check your rods. I do the same thing that Brewmaster does, most of the time. I carry my rods in the bottom of my Fishpond hard-bottom roller duffel. And so far, my luggage has never been lost. I travel a lot; too much, in fact; mostly for business. But, my rods have been checked in my luggage on trips to: France, Japan, Chile, Mexico and all over the US. No problems.
The safest way, from an emotional standpoint is to carry your rods on as hand luggage. They're not out of your sight, but if they are rejected at security, then it's back to the check-in gate and your rod(s) get checked.
It would be nice if rods as carry-on luggage could be guaranteed, but since 911, that's just not life in the air.