Originally Posted by mikeler
I took a racket in my luggage over to Germany last summer. The strings were just fine.
Glad you didn't have a problem.
I never break strings; forgot to carry on once - broke a pretty new string on the 3rd stroke. It's -50F give or take in the cargo hold - unless you got lucky and your bag was in a heated hold - some are.
The other reason to carry on: baggage handlers aren't getting paid for gentleness - they have to move product - the product is our bags. If you put towels around the stick or have a hard shell suitcase then you'll probably not have a problem. But you never know. It's painless to carry them on - better safe than sorry.