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Topic: China Air surfboard fees?
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Topic: China Air surfboard fees?
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Rick Novak

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China Air surfboard fees?

Hi!
     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.



By:

Rick

RE: China Air surfboard fees?

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.

By:

farg

RE: China Air surfboard fees?

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..



By:

Shangai airport

RE: China Air surfboard fees?

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()

By:

Rick

RE: China Air surfboard fees?

Air China and China Airlines different airlines!

By:

tom

RE: China Air surfboard fees?

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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