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Taking kitesurfing kit on Thai Airways

Postby welshmike » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:46 am

I will be flying economy with Thai Airways visiting Thailand, where I won't kitesurf, and then New Zealand, where I will, in a few months.
I'll be taking my 12m kite and a 150x42 twintip and have reviewed the Thai Airways luggage page at http://www.thaiairways.co.uk/pages/flyi ... uggage.htm

I notice that "Water-Skis may be included in the normal baggage allowance, any excess is charged at a flat rate of 3 kilos."

I plan to pack my kite and board within my 20kg allowance and declare my board as a water ski / wake board.

Do forum members have any comments please?

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Postby youngie11 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:01 pm

don't sure myself and i haven't really looked into yet either, but i'm keen to know how you go or even if anyone else as an opinion. As i'm flying out late Jan 07 for about 2 weeks and will be kiting in thailand. Anything i should know?

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Postby littlekitegirl » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:22 pm

I flew out of Seattle to Costa Rica earlier this year on Continental... their baggage policy clearly states an extra $50 charge for kiteboards, but allows for free transport of skis or a snowboard.

They asked me what was in my bag at the check-in counter (which happens to be a snowboard bag). I said I was bringing my snowboard to Costa Rica with me. She didn't charge me. Not sure, maybe she just didn't care, or maybe 5am was to realize a snowboard would be totally useless in Costa Rica :)

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Postby welshmike » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:03 pm

The airlines are frustratingly inconsistent re sporting equipment about what they will charge you for and how much.
I will post on this forum topic my experience with Thai Airways once I get to Thailand.

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Postby loeuftok » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:19 am

I have been using thai airways quite a lot (i live in Thailand) and traveled with many different board bags throughout the years( from 2.1m 6 years ago to 1.45m now).

never got anyproblems at all, no question asked, no extra to pay.
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Postby satanXX » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:54 am

I flew with Thai to Indo with surfboard. They don't charge if you agree to sign a discharge... they brake my bord twice!

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Postby welshmike » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:58 pm

welshmike wrote:The airlines are frustratingly inconsistent re sporting equipment about what they will charge you for and how much.
I will post on this forum topic my experience with Thai Airways once I get to Thailand.
Sorry about the long delay in posting back. In the end I just took my 12m kite within my 20Kg weight allowance and no board.

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Re: Taking kitesurfing kit on Thai Airways

Postby Rustas » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:45 pm

Man, we have been waiting for your post, really... :o
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

...kind of long trip, eh? :naughty:

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Re: Taking kitesurfing kit on Thai Airways

Postby welshmike » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:05 pm

Rustas wrote:Man, we have been waiting for your post, really... :o
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

...kind of long trip, eh? :naughty:
It was those Thai girls. I couldn't drag myself away. :remybussi:


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