I fall into a category of fliers that borders on extreme. Not “shoot-the-canyon wing-suit extreme” – but I’ve traveled for business for over 20 years and I average around 75 round trip flights a year. On many trips, I take a travel SUP for mixing in morning or evening stand up paddle sessions where I can. I’m not bragging, I’m qualifying. What I’m about to tell you about carrying gear on a plane, I say with experience.