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Old 01-08-2010, 12:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Large Board Bag and Flying

I think I have a dilemma here. I have an old burton snowboard bag that fits 181cm boards. It's pretty big. Last time I used it I went to Whistler with me and my girls boards, bindings, gear etc...back in 2003 and I had no problems.

I'm reading Jet Blue's policy and now I'm only allowed one board, pair of boots in there and it seems like the bag is an oversize bag. Of which I would be charged an additional $75 to my airfare? If that's the case can I put another board, pair of boots and equipment in there since I'm getting charged anyway? Or will they add an additional $50 if the weight gets too high?

Anyone with experience with this?

Airline Ski & Snowboard Baggage Fees & Allowance Requirements.

I guess I'll have to give JBlue a call.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, they will charge you more if the weight gets too high.

Regarding dimensions, as long as the bag is 50 pounds or less, you will be fine - they count it as oversize, but because it's a snowboard, you won't get charged extra if it's 50 pounds or less.

Overweight Bags

* 51 - 70 pounds (31.82 kilos) $50 per bag
* 71 - 99 pounds (45 kilos) $100 per bag
Bags over 99 pounds Will not be accepted
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah usually they don't measure it. but they will weigh it. i have a 180 dakine hi roller bag and they never say anything when i fly with it. but if i go over 50 they will charge. sometimes they will be nice and let it slide. but once i had to pull a boot out and throw it in a friend's bag to get under 50.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmm so I'll weigh two pairs of boots, two sets of bindings and my 158/girls 154/ 161...hopefully it'll be under 50 lbs. I'm really hoping they overlook the size.

Was 50lbs always the limit? Or was it higher before? When I went to whistler I'm not sure if it was over or under 50 lbs, but that was about 5 or 6 years ago.
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