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Latest Luggage Regulations on Kite Gear

Postby roxymuzik72 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:28 am

Hey Everyone. So I am going to Brazil next month and I just bought a "Dakine Airwagon" for a good price on Craigslist. It's 160cm. So, next thing I did was print all the regs on luggage size for the 3 airlines I am using (American, Korean, Tam) and they all consider luggage to be oversized if it's longer than 157/158cm! I have to assume this means that I may get dinged for using my new bag on every leg of my trip. American says that charge $150 for anything > 158cm. I am taking them for my first leg, SFO to LAX. The other airlines also have charges for > 157 though not as severe. I am no math genius, but extrapolating the price for every leg of my trip, it seems like I am going to end up paying 500 to 800 in luggage charges for round trip from SFO to LAX with this bag. The thought of it is making me dizzy and I may fall over face first.

Does anyone else have any insight on this? I am considering buying yet another bag, a golf bag with smaller dimensions. My board is a 148 so I could do a 150cm bag, but that means buying a new one! Any experience or reccomendations?

Thanks!

Jon

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Re: Latest Luggage Regulations on Kite Gear

Postby Toby » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:50 am

since your board is shorter, you can bend your bag and it will be shorter than 160 anyway...only important for the first check-in...just push the tip of the bag down, and they can measure it if they want...I don't see it as a problem.

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Re: Latest Luggage Regulations on Kite Gear

Postby Toby » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:17 pm

BTW - when I arrived to Brazil I met two kiters, former windsurfers, with according bag...2.5m long, but taped it so it only was 140. No problem...

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Re: Latest Luggage Regulations on Kite Gear

Postby roxymuzik72 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:03 pm

Toby wrote:BTW - when I arrived to Brazil I met two kiters, former windsurfers, with according bag...2.5m long, but taped it so it only was 140. No problem...


This is great info Toby - thanks! Hope to run into you in Cumbuco I'll be there 11/16 - 21, then moving north.


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