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Old 02-04-2010, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I this year I will be going my first trips using an airplane as transportation, so far Ive been looking at the Dakine tour bag for my board. Now my question is what else should I buy and whats good? Im just going on weeklong trips so basically clothes, snowboarding gear and the regular toothbrush, hair gel, shaver, etc....Will a carry on work fine or do you think ill need more? Also should I get something that locks, how often do things get stolen? Basically any advise will be useful to me as this is my first experience with traveling on an airplane.

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Ahhhh! Well, you'll wanna get a board bag with wheels for sure, it'll just make it easier. If you can stuff a couple pairs of jeans, chonies and your board pants in your carry on and wear your jacket you might be able to get away with it. You'll need a separate bag for your boots, but combined with the board bag they = one checked bag. There's info sticky'd up top on traveling with gear. (For the hike you'll probably want a pack, but I imagine you can carry that on as your one personal item (e.g. purse) and stuff more shit in it.

Look up the TSA guidelines on all your toiletries, i'm sure they've tightened shit up once again.
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Guess I missed the sticky, my bad, my comps running slow so I didnt search. Ill look into the dakine low roller then and the board bag fits my boots as well but Im not sure I wanna put everything in my bag incase it gets lost or something.

But from what Im understanding my board bag and another bag = 1 checked bag? So with that I get my carry-on bag as well? Im gonna go check the sticky, lol.
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yep, but depending on the airline, they can be dickheads about weight. Carry-on plus one personal item...i think you'll get away with the pack as a personal, just don't stuff that bitch!
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I usually stuff my 40L backpack full as my "personal item". Depending on the airline, it usually fits under the seat in front of me although sometimes leg room is compromised. As long as you can fit one of your bags under, the airlines don't usually care.
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From reading the sticky it seems like Southwest will be a good choice to travel on with my gear, now Ive just got to decide on what luggage to get.

So far looking at the dakine low roller now and maybe some other dakine luggage since the sales are great right now! Should this be ok or do I need to get locking luggage? I just dont want someone getting into my things and taking something, does that happen a lot?
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Hey Seven, thanks for posting this bud, I was just about to ask the same thing.... I'm going to Utah over Spring break and I haven't contemplated what will lug around my stuff. That dakine bag looks great... Here.. Dakine Low Roller Snowboard Bag - Snowboard Ski Luggage Reviews & Sale | SierraSnowboard.com ONLY $55. Does anyone know the size you get of it? The same size as your board? Or can you get bigger for more space?

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You can go bigger to store extra stuff, Im getting a 165 Dakine low roller and I ride a 155 but have plans to get a 159 and a 151.

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I've travelled a couple times with Southwest and they're great. I check my board and boots in my snowboard bag, then bring a carry-on with everything else stuffed in it (jacket, pants, gloves, extra clothes, etc.) and my purse on the plane. Since the snowboard bag is my only checked luggage, they usually don't charge me anything for it.

I bought one of those combination locks for my snowboard that is TSA approved. It has a hole on the bottom for TSA workers to open it without destroying the lock. If anything it's for peace of mind.
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I think Im gonna go ahead and get the Dakine roller in a 157 since thats 62" which Southwests limit is, anything over and it says they may charge you a extra fee and I dont wanna deal with that.
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