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  1. #1

    rate your travel bag

    The wife and I are headed to Costa in Feb and we're flying American... This means a 50lb max for our two boards and bag combined. I'm looking at the Pro-lite rhino bag in a 9'6" to hold our two longboards. Does anybody have any experience with this bag? What's it weigh, how does it do protecting your board, etc.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Drew

  2. #2
    The weight limit for the board bag is different from the checked baggage weight limit. Maximum weight of board bag is 70lbs. You should be fine with the two boards in one bag. We have taken 3 boards(2 long and a short) in a bag and it is about 60lbs with padding.

    http://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInforma...portsEquipment

  3. #3
    how much were your tickets looking to fly there in march into SJO

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    [QUOTE=mucker;84205]The weight limit for the board bag is different from the checked baggage weight limit. Maximum weight of board bag is 70lbs. You should be fine with the two boards in one bag. We have taken 3 boards(2 long and a short) in a bag and it is about 60lbs with padding.

    That's cool, when we bought our tickets that same page listed the max weight as 50 lb with a max of two boards. Now it says max of 70 lbs with no limit on # of boards. That makes it easier!

  5. #5
    The American Airlines surfboard policy seems to be very fluid -- I would print out the baggage page with the date stamp for the day you purchase your ticket and take it with you on your trip. Right now it reads 1 surfboard NTE ~120 inches (10 foot) and 70 lbs. Alternatively, you can put more than one board in a bad if they are lightweight and the bag & boards weigh 50 lbs or less. In other words, don't stress out the baggage handlers and space.

    Three potato chip boards in a bag will work, but I wouldn't push it with two logs in a bag, or risk paying extra fees.

  6. #6
    good idea Rod, I noticed their policy changed. Good idea to print it out.