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Topic: China Air surfboard fees?

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Rick Novak

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China Air surfboard fees?

« on: April 02 2009 21:04:00 »

     Has anyone flown China Air to Bali recently?  (2009?)  They're listed here on globalsurfers as charging US$54.50 per board.  Can anyone confirm whether that's correct?  Singapore Airlines is listed as charging US$135, but in the past they've always taken my double boardbag for free, which is great!  Or has that also changed this year?
     Any info would be greatly appreciated.
     Cheers,  Rick.



RE: China Air surfboard fees?

« Reply #1 on: April 03 2009 13:04:00 »

Rick: I was at the airport a few weeks ago, asking the same questions and recieved the same answers($53 & $135). However, I'd call the airlines to verfy. Sometimes it depends on which airport you're leaving from wether you're leaving from a gateway city(LAX, SFO) or transfering from a non-gateway city. I've also had Sing Air take my boards w/o charge-but that was a while ago. Good Luck.



RE: China Air surfboard fees?

« Reply #2 on: April 04 2009 04:04:00 »

whatever you do get it in writing, once you hit the desk the bimbo behind the counter will have her own ideas on what you'll get charged.. there all a bunch of imbociles... if you hate your job so much don't inflict your pain on others.. airports ,airport staff a necessary evil..


Shangai airport

RE: China Air surfboard fees?

« Reply #3 on: May 17 2009 05:05:00 »

Air China made me dump my board at the airport, but China air didn't charge me at all when I flew from Bali-Taipei-Tokyo.

Just remember this: DON'T fly via SHANGAI (that's where they made me leave my board ;ยดยด()



RE: China Air surfboard fees?

« Reply #4 on: May 17 2009 09:05:00 »

Air China and China Airlines different airlines!



RE: China Air surfboard fees?

« Reply #5 on: May 18 2009 09:05:00 »

China air and air china are different. i used to not pay extra on china air. Board bag counted as 1 check on. But a couple years ago they made me pay. I spoke to the supervisor, nicely, and she said she would charge me $55 for the 2 boards in my bag if I shut up immediately. If I didn't she had it in writing where she could charge me much more. I shut up. As far as I know Singapore is the only one still not charging but they are also one of the more expensive. China has a good schedule from LAX with only 2 or so hours stop in Taipei before going to Bali. Singapore however offers stopover in Singapore and then direct to Lombok which is usually my destination.

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