Wrath, the airbags themselves are pretty tough but I'll admit this isn't something I have considered initially. My advice would be to blow the pack, ya know ya want to anyway. Then check how the poles would line up on the outside of the pack where you would strap them down. You might want to point them tips down if it seems to be an issue. Of course that makes it easier for the poles to slide out is the drawback. Normally I would just say run a strap through the wrist leash. That isn't always practical, and if you are like me, I remove the wrist leashes as soon as I get my poles.
There are also the BD Compactor poles you can get. They will fit inside your pack making this a non issue.
Good post. Something I will check out if my airbag ever arrives.