Haven't flown with ski gear in a few years so I'm curious if airlines are still allowing boots in carry-on without a bag? I've done this in the past without issue even though the airline websites say a bag is required.
Flying Air Canada domestic if it makes a difference. Have a Dakine Concourse double ski bag with one pair of skis and all my clothes, outerwear and avalanche safety gear plus a backpack with clothes only and my ski boots. Hoping to only have to pay to check the ski bag.