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American Airlines now charging for golf bags

Postby marina » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:42 pm

hi all,
FYI, I just checked on the latest and greatest from American Airlines. Not sure about domestically but for int'l travel, they now charge $45 each way for them.

Thought I'd share the news.

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Postby cRAZY Canuck » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:52 pm

Air Canada doesn't charge for golf bags if their under 50lbs. At least they didn't when I flew with them a year ago but the way air plane companies are charging people now a days they probably do now.

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Postby DSZ » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:59 pm

Took a flight from Boston to Lauderdale on Jet Blue. NSI Golf bag with exactly 50 lbs. No questions asked in Boston. On the return the nice lady at curbside asked what was in it. I said sporting goods. She said fine and off it went. No charges, no damage, no nada. :thumb:

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Postby Golden Cobia » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:08 am

I just did an intl. roundtrip on american w/ nsi's bag and no problems at all. hope what you experienced was an isolated incident. otherwise we'll just have to scratch the word "golf" no?

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Postby marina » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:29 am

This is the information I was given over the phone today by an int'l AA customer service rep.... I asked as I was thinking of getting one of those 'golf' bags......

how confusing!

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Postby K2ripper » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:53 am

I flew AA round trip from LAX to Carribbean with change of planes in Miami last month with a big Naish board bag that exceeds stated size limits, but was under 50 lbs, and was never asked what was in the bag, I never offered an explanation= no extra charges. Have found on other AA flights that if asked, a simple "sporting goods" is a safe bet, and idf pressed I start the list with "mask, fins, towels, boogie board ....... they usually get the point and move me on. :bravo:

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Postby cRAZY Canuck » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:11 am

I think its one of those things that if you have one bag and the bag with your kite gear in it your usually be ok if you play inocent but then again how many kiteboarders can wipe the sheepish grin of their face on the way to or from a kite vacation. I'm working on mine for the Egypt/Dubia trip in June.

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Postby purdyd » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:19 am

i have never seen anyone charged for golf clubs on american airlines, domestic or international

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charges

Postby TurcoLoco » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:27 am

This is exactly why I introduced the "Two Piece Board" discussion some time ago.
I hate to have to beg not to be charged, having to wait till everyone has got their bags, stupid questions, etc.
Unfortunately none of the board builders showed interest for development.
I am shure a pritty decent board could be developed for travel.

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charges

Postby TurcoLoco » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:32 am

This is exactly why I introduced the "Two Piece Board" discussion some time ago.
I hate to have to beg not to be charged, having to wait till everyone has got their bags, stupid questions, etc.
Unfortunately none of the board builders showed interest for development.
I am shure a pritty decent board could be developed for travel.


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