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Old 01-14-2012, 04:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I hope I am putting this in the right place..
My wife and I are going out west for the first time and I am 1 way non stop flight but am trying to get a idea on bag fees. I think I am reading the site right but it says 100$ each way for 1 snowboard bag. That will be 400$ Does this sound about right? We both were going to take 2 boards and boots in each bag and I hope its under 50lbs but just wondering if the price sounds right.
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i actually just flew from new orleans to denver then after the snow denver to L.A. It cost me $25 each flight for the snowboard bag as it was just considered a bag. That was with United and frontier was $20 per bag so i can't speak for other airlines. I know southwest doesn't charge for luggage but may have a charge for snowboard/skis etc.
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply..
Did you have anything else in the bag with your board?
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am flying united
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Any time that I have flown, a board bag was just considered a bag. I have a pretty big bag and have fit 2 boards, boots, and most of my clothes for a week in the bag. If you're under 50 lbs, then it should be the regular bag rate of 25 bucks or whatever the rate is. I usually throw the bag on my bathroom scale just to be sure I'm good. I've had some attendants let a 65 lb bag slide-on by, and I have had others try to charge me extra for a 52lb bag (that's ok, I'll just take a few things out.)


I thought you traveled somewhere, last year? Where are you heading?
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Last year my wife and I went to okemo in Vermont and we just drove because I live in VA. This is are 3 year snowboarding and we never had a honeymoon so we are going to keystone for 2 weeks..

We are going to hit up breckingridge and A-basin also. I told her it figures are luck that the places are not even all the way yet...lol. I figure it still will be better then anything we have rode. We started 3 years ago and just are crazy about it now. It's all we think or talk about...lol
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I had 2 boards 2 pairs of boots my outerwear and goggles etc I always putt bindings in a bag surrounded by clothes so they won't get busted up, I'm fairly certain that it was under 50lbs.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I flew united no problem with a board bag loaded down with all my gear last year. Worst you should get hit with is the standard bag fee.

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Old 01-14-2012, 04:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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With delta the snowboard bag doesn't count extra. If you have a delta CC you don't pay bag fees either. Just make sure its under 50
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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