Is a Dakine Freestyle bag acceptable for air travel - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2010, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is a Dakine Freestyle bag acceptable for air travel

I just bought a snowboard, bindings and boots while out of town and need a bag to get my equipment home. I've looked around at several places and all the wheelie bags are sooooo big compared to my board. I have a NS Infinity 145cm. All I found that I like and would fit well is a Dakine Freestyle bag 157cm that is padded on the bottom only. I figured I would pack my boots and jacket and pants, etc on top of the board. Would this be enough padding for airline travel? I live in Florida and would need to use it to travel where ever I go but that would only be maybe 3-4 trips a year.

Here's the link to the bag: DAKINE : GIRLS FREESTYLE
littlejrs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2010, 11:43 PM
Veteran Member
 
MistahTaki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I dont see why it wouldn't be accepted. Use zip-ties for all the zippers so they wont open and have them slap a fragile sticker on it. It definitely wouldn't be accepted for carry on if that's what you are asking.

edit: sorry i dont read. haha

Last edited by MistahTaki; 12-07-2010 at 11:47 PM.
MistahTaki is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2010, 11:45 PM
Veteran Member
 
MistahTaki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The only thing I would be concerned about is the board getting damaged. They throw around luggage so carelessly. You are concerned about the padding wrap bubble-wrap around the board for more cushioning. Or even a blanket haha.
MistahTaki is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 02:11 AM
Veteran Member
 
Triple8Sol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,312
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 2
More padding is better, but if you have your jacket/pants and boots in there, you'll be fine. Lots of people including myself have flown with non-padded bags without incident too.

16 NS West . 15 NS Snowtrooper BIA . 13 Salomon Pow Snake
15 Now Drive . 14 Burton Genesis
14 Flow Hylite
Triple8Sol is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 10:11 AM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MistahTaki View Post
I dont see why it wouldn't be accepted. Use zip-ties for all the zippers so they wont open and have them slap a fragile sticker on it. It definitely wouldn't be accepted for carry on if that's what you are asking.

edit: sorry i dont read. haha
You must be young, or don't fly much. The TSA can and will cut the zip ties off of your bag and inspect it. The last 3 times I have flown, they have inspected my snowboard bag and left me a sheet of paper indicating that they examined the contents of the bag.
Tarzanman is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 12:36 PM
Veteran Member
 
Triple8Sol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,312
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarzanman View Post
You must be young, or don't fly much. The TSA can and will cut the zip ties off of your bag and inspect it. The last 3 times I have flown, they have inspected my snowboard bag and left me a sheet of paper indicating that they examined the contents of the bag.
Pretty sure both of those apply to him lol. TSA will open and inspect the contents every single time.

16 NS West . 15 NS Snowtrooper BIA . 13 Salomon Pow Snake
15 Now Drive . 14 Burton Genesis
14 Flow Hylite
Triple8Sol is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
LOL.... I just overlooked those comments. I travel for business and have elite status on 2 different airlines. I am VERY familiar with TSA and I don't really have to worry about baggage fees.

I was only wondering if the board or bindings would be likely to be damaged (not sure how fragile they are) but I think I will be alright with the bottom padding and all my clothing packed around the top.

Much thanks!!!
littlejrs is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome