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October 10, 2012 6:18 PM Subscribe
How can I bring my two skateboards on a US Airways flight??
posted by lhude sing cuccu to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total)
OK, so I'll be leaving JFK next week and I have a US Airways flight, a layover, and a US Airways Express flight. I have absolutely no idea how to transport my two skateboards. Worst case scenario, they will make me check them and pay their Sporting Equipment Fee, which I hear is $200?!
I don't know how to ship them home instead. I don't know where to find boxes for that. I'd prefer not to ship them if I could.
I was considering taking the wheels off and perhaps tying the boards together and putting them in a garbage bag and maybe they'll just think it's regular baggage and just charge me $25 to check them. That would be neat. But I don't want to get there and find out I was wrong.
Maybe put them in a suitcase? But what suitcase is big enough and doesn't cost $100? I paid $50 for one and $40 for the other, so I'm not really into the idea of paying more than the skateboard actually cost, just to ship it or check it on an airplane. They're 32x8 and 31x7.5, if that matters.
I'm especially nervous since, like I said, I have two of these things to deal with!