Has anyone ever been charged "per board" when traveling with a multi-board bag. I'm flying to PR in Feb on US Air out of Philly and I'd like to bring more than one board, but the US Air policy says $80 per each board. Just wondering if most people get away with bringing a couple boards in a bag and only getting charged for one.
Hey man, Ive traveled a lot with boards and most of the time they just ask, are you bringing one board? Just be confident and say you have one board. With security and terrorism they really dont care! They never look because its to busy to investigate some surfers in an aiport unless your bringing back some cocaine. What I do is pack two or three boards and wrap them in one board bag and tell them its one!
I've traveled with my kids many times and we offen have a total of ten boards. This is an issue I face everytime, it seems your pretty much at the mercy of who ever is checking you in. Most times, I only get charged for two board bag (2 board charges) however, I have had the coffins opened up and the boards counted and then the airlines have tried to charge me for each board. This happen only once on Contental going to PR two years ago. I was able to talk them into charging me for only one extra board after much arguing. If you're only bringing 2 boards, it is my guess that you will not have a problem. Just tell them one stick and be polite, it's not a bad idea to wrap them and then put two boards in one bag, and then into the travel coffin.
Tell them the bag contains golf clubs and they'll count it as just part of your baggage. . . maybe. Maybe not. There's something about airlines that doesn't like surfers. I scored a cheap ticket to Florida for $36 one way in mid Oct, but I would have had to pay triple the air fare for my board. Cheaper to buy one down there, and then re-sell it at a loss.
Thanks guys for the responses. I've only ever traveled by plane with a board to San Diego and I only take one board with me, so I wasn't sure what they do when they see a coffin. I think I'll stick two in there and try my luck.