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Old 02-23-2010, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so this weekend im off to my first snowboarding trip to Utah.
Ill be flying thru Frontier Airlines and so i called them up to avoid hassles and complications on the day of my departure regarding snowboard bags.

I have 2 bags...my first bag was a 163 that i gave to my girl and my most recent is a 181.
The 181 i bought for the main reason of having more than 1 snowboard in there, as well as cramming more gear as opposed to carrying 2 board bags.

So in a nutshell, i spoke with the bitch of a Frontier agent that she was, and was told that you can only have 1 board, 1 set of bindings and 1 pair of boots per bag. so now i have to pay for 2 bags as opposed to just 1. This is crazy what has happened to the airlines.

Lets say hypothetically that your flying with 5 friends, instead of having 1 bag to fit all 5 boards as well as to save some room in the cargo compartment, the airlines just want more money from you and expect to see 1 bag per person.

This is absurd
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ship it via UPS or whomeeer to your hotel.. itll probably be cheaper and youll know it wont get lost on the way .. let it fly home with you
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've flown twice this season on Southwest and have 2 boards, 2 bindings, boots, helmet, tools, and some clothes and have been fine. From what I hear Frontier is alot like SW so I would still go ahead and put 2 boards in the bag.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Did they give you a weight limit? I doubt the person at the check in counter will open your bag to make sure there is only one set of everything. Just make sure your bag is under their weight limit they have set.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey Polon,

I'm going with fronteir to Utah in 2 1/2 weeks and they said that for snowboard bags it's only $15 to check each of them, because it is a special case. Are you mad about the $15 or that you can't put two in one?
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Dont feel bad i am flying delta tomorrow with me my wife and 2 daughters and a son in law. 1 suitcase and 1 boardbag per person. That set me back 200 each way. Southwest is the only way to go no bag fee's. I will never ever fly delta again.
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ship it via UPS or whomeeer to your hotel.. itll probably be cheaper and youll know it wont get lost on the way .. let it fly home with you
Yea that a good idea...but its too late for that now. Ill def keep that in mind the next time i travel.

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Did they give you a weight limit? I doubt the person at the check in counter will open your bag to make sure there is only one set of everything. Just make sure your bag is under their weight limit they have set.
Yea the weight limit is standard...50lbs. I just dont want to take the risk of them opening it up and seeing 2 boards in there and then charging me a $75 fee

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Hey Polon,

I'm going with fronteir to Utah in 2 1/2 weeks and they said that for snowboard bags it's only $15 to check each of them, because it is a special case. Are you mad about the $15 or that you can't put two in one?
They told me its 20. at first they told me that the bag cant exceed 62in...and my bag is 72.
Im mad at having to pay $80 for 2 bags when everything can fit into one.

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Dont feel bad i am flying delta tomorrow with me my wife and 2 daughters and a son in law. 1 suitcase and 1 boardbag per person. That set me back 200 each way. Southwest is the only way to go no bag fee's. I will never ever fly delta again.

thanks man...i feel better now haha
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Dont feel bad i am flying delta tomorrow with me my wife and 2 daughters and a son in law. 1 suitcase and 1 boardbag per person. That set me back 200 each way. Southwest is the only way to go no bag fee's. I will never ever fly delta again.
Accoring to their site: Ski and snowboard equipment are accepted as checked baggage.

An item of ski or snowboard equipment is defined as:


One ski/pole bag or one snowboard bag, and
One boot bag
The combined weight of the ski/snowboard bag and the boot bag may not exceed 50 pounds or excess baggage fees will apply. The outside linear dimensions may exceed 80 inches and no excess baggage fees will apply.

Im flying Delta to go to Utah next month, expect to hear a rant from me if I get charged a penny more for my board!
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check out my other post...

I am flying Continental tomorrow from Newark to Breckenridge because of all their fees and the fear they would charge me oversize because I had a tube sock or something in my bag I decided to leave my boards at home, bring the boots and bindings and demo a high end board out there. Slightly more money to demo but less hassle and would rather give my $ to a local shop then the airlines.
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and the fear they would charge me oversize because I had a tube sock or something in my bag
Yea i read it before...but this is what i dont understand:

I know that they will waive an oversize fee if you have a snowboard in your snowboard bag.
But it states that a snowboard bag is permissable if you have one pair of bindings, one pair of boots and one snowboard in the bag...but is it still alright to pack other shit in there like a helmet, jackets, pants , gloves etc and as long as it doesnt pass 50lbs?
Or if they do open ur bag and see all that stuff in there, will they charge you an extra fee?
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