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Traveling on a plane with a board« on: September 10 2007 15:09:00 »
Im in South America at the moment and Im just about to buy my second bored (im Irish), only problem is I still have a few flights to take here including to easter island.
I was wondering can anybody help me out with some info about transporting the board on a plane, Ive never taken a board on a flight before and to be honest Im a bit worried about it. The board is a 6´8. Any help/advice would be great.
Thanks in advance,
RE: Traveling on a plane with a board« Reply #1 on: September 10 2007 22:09:00 »
i worked for delta airlines for 15 years, have been all over world with boards. since 9/11 it sucks, they will charge you min of 175 bucks sometimes even for short legs. dont take to much crap anything over 75lbs they charge you excess bag charge. keep it simple and pack extra boardies in carryons.
always travel with fcs or removable skegs.
it also helps if your good with the ladies, find a young one at the counter, turn on the charm!! regards.
RE: Traveling on a plane with a board« Reply #2 on: September 11 2007 03:09:00 »
I flew with Delta airlines from San Jose Costa Rica to San Francisco last month and had to pay 100 bucks (6'0 board). I don't think they charge more for longer boards. I heard from a lot of people that that's how much most airlines charge. Some of them don't charge you at all. I then flew with Philippine airlines San Francisco to Manila and they didn't charge me anything. And I had a carveboard and they let me take trucks and wheels on the plane!
RE: Traveling on a plane with a board« Reply #3 on: September 11 2007 10:09:00 »
Thanks for the info, its gonna cost me about 100 bucks per flight which is a bit rubbish. What Im really wondering is whats the best way to pack the board so it will be safe and sound, or at least not broken. Any help at all would be great.
RE: Traveling on a plane with a board« Reply #4 on: September 11 2007 10:09:00 »
Hi Luke, this site might be useful for you, it lists airlines and thier policies for flying with kit. we're not quite ready to go properly live with it for another few days, and i'm just writing the guide to packing up surfboards! (check back in a few days for that)
the site is at oceansource.net
don't know how to do hyperlinks yet.
hope that helps a bit.
RE: Traveling on a plane with a board« Reply #5 on: September 11 2007 16:09:00 »
a few years back i got a lan chile plane from santiago (chile), to sao paulo (brasil), then BA to London, it was free as I bought it through BA.
Got my 8foot board there and back, more of a problem getting it on the underground in London.