LOL I was flying back from Fortaleza Brasil two weeks ago. My travel buddy had a "golf bag". The checkin agent smiled and winked at him and said "kites?" It got on fine, but he wasn't fooled.Eduardo wrote: ↑Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:04 amThe "golf bag" is hit or miss with United. I've done it about 10 times and made it free 8 and the other 2 were $250 each way. Ouch! It seems its the mood of the gate agent. Lately I bring kites and rent a board unless it's a long stay and worth the risk. I might try this flight in January too.
Usually I take AF through CDG which is easy and they seem to go for the golf bag trick. Maybe fewer french golfers so they don't know this is a ridiculous size for golf clubs.
If you go to the United website it is very clear. You are allowed 1 kiteboard as a normal bag fee. If it is oversized or overweight, then you pay for oversized baggage. If you are taking a twintip, it should be charged as a normal piece of baggage. If a single surfboard should be close to normal baggage. Just weight and measure your bags before you go and you are good.
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