I travel with a true golf bag that I bought at Costco two years ago. I fit one board, and 2-3 kites in it, plus a harness & some small stuff. But, my board is only a 126 and my kite sizes are 4, 6 & 8m! So I guess I'm fortunate to have such small gear.ryuu wrote:A bag with a kiteboard and a couple kites is huge and way over the size limit anyone can look at it and tell. Kiteboard bags are much larger then any true golf bag so if your going to be traveling with it on a US based airline be prepared to pay.
We have yet to be dinged for our stuff & we always weigh every bag to make sure its under 50lbs. Even if more rental boards were available at kiting destinations - people could still easily travel with their kites...
The whole thing upsets me though, what does it matter whats IN the bag ( I've been asked many times). I often answer snowboard (when I had a snowboard bag) - even on my way to Costa Rica or golf clubs etc. It seems unfair, the rules should be the same for all sports! Maybe we should start firing off letters to airlines.
That being said, we got dinged on Alaska for our skis heading to Utah last February. Between 3 of us - $150 for a 20min filght.