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 Post subject: British Airways Long Haul > how to pack kite + surfboard?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:55 am 
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Hi guys,
I'm getting ready for a trip to Brazil, what's your tip in how to pack surfboard + kites?
I know that British Airways lets you carry surfboard free of charge which means I'm fine with my surfboard, but how about the kites?
Will I be better off packing surfboard + kites in the same bag (one big bag within their restrictions of 190x75x65cm, which I'd have to source) or surfboard separately and the 4 kites air sucked in one bag maybe added as an extra bag?
I'll have to call them as well, but just thought maybe someone has already gone through this..
Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: British Airways Long Haul > how to pack kite + surfboard
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:12 am 
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I flew London Mauritius in June with BA. Bought a North bag online (approx 90 euros, approx 160 long) which took two boards and two kites and a harness. No problem at any stage.


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 Post subject: Re: British Airways Long Haul > how to pack kite + surfboard
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:03 pm 
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mmm only problem is that I can't fit my surfboard unless is 190cm long....


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 Post subject: Re: British Airways Long Haul > how to pack kite + surfboard
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:36 pm 
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You got it, if surfboard goes for free, just pack it well and go, kites can fit on regular luggage. :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: British Airways Long Haul > how to pack kite + surfboard
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:38 pm 
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Hi
I have recently been looking at BA baggage allowances.
To answer your question It depends on which cabin you are flying I guess.
First and Club you get up to 32Kg per bag, which you'll need for a surfboard and 4 kites in one bag
Traveller Plus you get 23Kg per bag, so you'd need to split over two bags.
Economy 1 X 23Kg so you'll probably need some excess baggage.

It's all covered on the BA website.

You can take a surfboard, but it does say it is part of your luggage allowance.

I am assuming these allowance rules are the same around the world?

Kevan


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Hi guys,
I'm getting ready for a trip to Brazil, what's your tip in how to pack surfboard + kites?
I know that British Airways lets you carry surfboard free of charge which means I'm fine with my surfboard, but how about the kites?
Will I be better off packing surfboard + kites in the same bag (one big bag within their restrictions of 190x75x65cm, which I'd have to source) or surfboard separately and the 4 kites air sucked in one bag maybe added as an extra bag?
I'll have to call them as well, but just thought maybe someone has already gone through this..
Cheers
:hangloose:


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 Post subject: Re: British Airways Long Haul > how to pack kite + surfboard
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:45 pm 
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yeah... I guess my best bet would be surfboard in its own board bag and kites in a separate bag which I have and fits within size restrictions, just need to check weight and I should be fine!
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 Post subject: Re: British Airways Long Haul > how to pack kite + surfboard
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:59 am 
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BA is pretty good about not charging extra on fees. If you can come up with any sort of plausible argument/excuse and do it in a polite way they will almost always give in.


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