I am flying from Toronto to San Francisco with a layover in Vancouver. I already have a carry on bag and personal item packed (both just under the size limits of Air Canada), I want to bring my skateboard but it doesn't fit in my checked baggage (its a couple inches longer).
Air Canada says a skateboard counts as one extra checked baggage, but I've read some stuff online saying it can be a carry-on. Could I strap it to the outside of my carry-on or luggage? Should I just check it in as another piece of luggage? If I do, does it have to be in its own bag/box?