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  1. #1
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    Trashed boards lately ?

    Finally got to use my new board in PR. Loved it.
    Delta didn't on way back. Messed up bad! It's a shame.

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    you wrap your **** in bubble wrap?

  3. #3
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    Extra layers of closed cell foam. Crushed bottom in front of fins. Rhino travel case. Could be worse.

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    American Airlines handiwork on a return trip from Panama. The blue fish got off lightly with a broken nose but, despite an excellent repair job by the shaper, the buckled board could never be the same and it was my all time favorite. Made a vow never to travel with a favorite custom shape again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpus View Post
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    American Airlines handiwork on a return trip from Panama. The blue fish got off lightly with a broken nose but, despite an excellent repair job by the shaper, the buckled board could never be the same and it was my all time favorite. Made a vow never to travel with a favorite custom shape again.
    holy ****ing ****!! what did they do, drive over your bag w/ the baggage cart?? that's awful!!

  6. #6
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    Ouch lumpus! I feel ya . Mine is only a sledge hammer hole 8 in front of fins.
    Talking to shaper at noon. So all good in the end I hope.

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    had two boards trashed by American airlines on the way back from CR. Didn't realize it but had purchased the travel insurance with my tickets. Took a few months but $1200 check came in the mail, only downside I had to provide photo evidence of the original two boards being destroyed. Took a sledge hammer to the remains in my driveway, bada bing. Buy the insurance.

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    threads like this make me appreciate how (apparently) lucky i've been in my travels!

  9. #9
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    after getting a couple dings, i traced the nose and tail of my boards in a thin plywood added a inch or two and duct taped it to the top of the top board and the bottom of the bottom board. it has worked so far for me twice.

    my biggest fear is my boards not being there at the terminal when i arrive at my tropical destination. my boards arrived 4 days after i did in PR once. they spent the weekend in miami. (i did not)

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    holy ****ing ****!! what did they do, drive over your bag w/ the baggage cart?? that's awful!!
    I think that is exactly what they did - likely after dropping it off the cart nose first. The bag was also ruined. They paid for the bag but not the contents. I fought like hell eventually posting the buckled board photo and my story on their FB page which is the only thing that got their attention. The most they would give me was a $300 flight credit and 8000 frequent flyer miles which I used on another trip to Panama (they were only viable airline going to Panama from Boston at the time - I took the only the repaired buckled board on that trip). I particularly enjoyed paying the $150 oversize bag fee so they could then destroy the bag and everything in it. I now avoid AA at all costs when possible and I recommend everyone else do so as well!