I have talked with a couple of people who did this with no problems, but the airlines are getting so money-hungry and I really don't want to get to the airport only to be charged a fortune!
I am booked with Delta, which allows 2 pieces of checked baggage, but the fine print says they'll charge $180 for oversized "bags" to Asia. . . this would make it not really worth it.
Anyone recently flown Delta with a crash pad?