How safe is it to gate check your axe on the plane? I'm going to new york via delta next week and don't have the dough to buy a case. I used to be able to take my axe on the plane but the last time I flew delta last feburary they didn't let me and they made me gate check it. Does anyone know of any way to sneak an axe onto the plane? What about taking the neck apart and putting the neck and body in a smaller bag? Is that ok to do? Or I can probably carry the body onto the plane and shove the neck down my pant leg. If they ask me whats in my pants and can tell them its my wood.