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post #111 of 193 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 09:57 AM
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American Airlines on the other hand charges $25 for the snowboard bag but if you pack ANY clothes in the same bag they charge $200!!! They told me to get a carry on and put all my clothes in there and that I can ONLY have a board bindings and boots in a bag to make the exception for a 120" length or something being only $25.
This confirms what it states on the American Airlines website. Has anyone actually been charged extra because they had clothes in their snowboard bag flying American?

I just booked my flight to Jackson Hole with American...now I'm kind of regretting using them and not United.
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Southwest, United, American all treated my dakine roller as a regular bag. When by myself, it's the only thing I check. With my kid, I have a huge duffel bag that we bring, as well.

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Thanks, that's what I wanted to hear.
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One of the reasons I find myself going to Utah each season is that Jet Blue lets that first bag fly for free.

A pair of boards, two sets of bindings and the majority of my clothes and gear end up in my Dakine Tour bag.

One carry-on bag (love that Jet Blue flies the same planes so there's no question about the size for the carry on) and I am done. And no plane changes.

Jet Blue FTW.
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Just talked to West Jet and Air Canada, their policy is pretty stupid... I can check in my snowboard bag but if I stuff it with clothing they'll automatically charge me extra?? why... I dunno....

So they'll charge me the same price whether I bring just my snowboard bag with clothing stuffed in it or two bags.... no sense lol
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Just talked to West Jet and Air Canada, their policy is pretty stupid... I can check in my snowboard bag but if I stuff it with clothing they'll automatically charge me extra?? why... I dunno....

So they'll charge me the same price whether I bring just my snowboard bag with clothing stuffed in it or two bags.... no sense lol
I don't know how they would know. They don't open it and by the time it goes through x-ray/tsa, it's already been checked. If you go on any airline's site, that is basically their policy. In practice, they don't check.

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Hey kind of off topic, anyone have any suggestions for good bags to use to bring the gear in?
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Airlines have merged and prices have changed since my original chart 3yrs ago, so I finally had a chance to update the table today. See my 1st post on the 1st page of this thread. Safe Travels!

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Thanks man!
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Hey kind of off topic, anyone have any suggestions for good bags to use to bring the gear in?
This is what I use and it is awesome! It is huge, has rollers and a handle and the bottom drops for boots and shoes.

Expedition Drop-Bottom Duffel Bag - Extra Large | Eddie Bauer
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