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Going to Florida YEAH what do I need to know?????

Postby windyboy » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:11 am

I'm going to florida keys I'm buying plane tickets to fly there I have a question will the airlines charge me for bringing my kites with me? I really need to know this because I want to buy a golf bag from best if they do. Help would be very apreciated. Thanks :thumb:

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Postby Dan Glyaire » Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:26 am

im always told that im going to be charged but never have been. usually packing 3 kites and 2 boards in a dakine bag. maybe ive just been lucky though.

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Postby alguaro » Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:42 am

Yea, get a golf bag. I've flown everywhere (all over US, Asia, Central / South America) and not one charge yet! They still might ask you "what's in the bag?". Whatever you do, don't say kiteboading or kitesurfing gear, else they'll slap with a $75 charge.

The last time I was asked, I just said, "it's a golf bag, but I threw a bunch a random junk in their because it's the biggest suit case I have". Also, make sure you keep the weight under 50 lbs. 3 kites, 1 board, 1 harness, helmet, etc could put you over 50 lbs, so check another bag with a kite or two to keep the weight down.

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Postby ToastSYN » Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:52 am

USE THE PORTER. Pay them 20-40 bucks and save yourself the 75$ charge plus you'll beat the line if there is one. You don't have to worry about the weight when you give it to them as long as its not extremely heavy.

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