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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.
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..
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 ;´´()
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.