How much gear do you dare to hide in your ski/board bag on check-in?

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How much gear do you dare to hide in your ski/board bag on check-in?

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Daleroberts posted Nov-2009

How much gear do you dare to hide in your ski/board bag on check-in?

I have managed to get flights for under £100 per person to chambery this year for 33 people with free boot and ski carriage, problem is only six people have their own skis & boots.

I have a double concourse bag & was going to put mine & Joanna`s ski`s in that, but then we need to take extra stuff for Junior(21months)
Don`t know whether to by an extra bag and share the weight out or pack the one full.

Any Advice & experience kind people?
www  I USED TO BE VERY INDECISIVE BUT I`M NOT TO SURE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Clairehb0
reply to 'How much gear do you dare to hide in your ski/board bag on check-in?'
posted Nov-2009

We have a double ski bag and last year four times got onto Easyjet flights with two pairs of skis and a selection of clothing in the ski bag which saved weight from the suitcase. Each time we only paid Easyjet for one pair of skis - £18 I think - and they never questioned us.

I also take my ski boots as hand luggage to save weight from the suitcase and they never questioned me on that either.

Pablo Escobar
reply to 'How much gear do you dare to hide in your ski/board bag on check-in?'
posted Nov-2009

I usually fly with a couple pairs of skis, boots and as much other stuff as I can pack in. Never had a problem (Jet2, BA, Air Canada in the last few years...)

Daleroberts
reply to 'How much gear do you dare to hide in your ski/board bag on check-in?'
posted Nov-2009

Last year when I lost a pair of skis from my bag they only handed me the tags to put on the ski bag (two pairs in one bag) & then I took it to the scanner for large items.
I have heard of some airlines weighing the bags before check-in.
www  I USED TO BE VERY INDECISIVE BUT I`M NOT TO SURE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bandit
reply to 'How much gear do you dare to hide in your ski/board bag on check-in?'
posted Nov-2009

Some of the Airlines and Charter Co's have declared that this winter they will be opening ski bags at check in, and levying extra charges on anyone carrying more than 1 pair of skis (for example). It's a earning opportunity for them.

Baillie353
reply to 'How much gear do you dare to hide in your ski/board bag on check-in?'
posted Nov-2009

I managed to hide my upper body protection (which itself is pretty heavy) in with my skis, a couple of t-shirts and my salo's
Was over-weighted on my actual bag so I had to spread some weight out, was paranoid they'd have a look in but got away with it
Skiing: the art of catching cold and going broke while rapidly heading nowhere at great personal risk.

Rossyhead
reply to 'How much gear do you dare to hide in your ski/board bag on check-in?'
posted Nov-2009

i have looked into this quite seriously for my flight to italy next week and a pair of skis is 6kg-with a 22kg allowance on BA and 20kg with the budgets this should leave you plenty of weight for at least 2 (im taking 3( pairs and some soft gear-remember though if you have a bag with wheels they weigh about 5kg themselves
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Edited 1 time. Last update at 25-Nov-2009

Eljay
reply to 'How much gear do you dare to hide in your ski/board bag on check-in?'
posted Nov-2009

I've always padded my skis out with socks and stuff, never had anyone check before.

Topic last updated on 26-November-2009 at 00:28

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