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Airline gear policies

liquidfeet

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#2
Excellent find. Useful.
From the end of that article:

The Takeaway:

American, Delta, and Southwest are your top options for traveling with gear.
Southwest is especially appealing, thanks to a policy that’s simple to understand and, unlike other company policies, allows a bike to count as a free checked bag.

•If you’re bringing a surfboard, go with American or Delta.

•Only fly Frontier with gear if you can get a dirt-cheap ticket—and even then, the cost of your checked gear might make the low fare worthless.

•Most importantly, do your homework before booking a ticket instead of showing up at the airport with your board bags and fishing rods in tow. The money you save could be enough to buy a ticket for your next trip.
 
#3
Weird that they didn't do Alaska, which is bigger than JetBlue or Fontier and better serves western ski towns than most airlines.
 

liquidfeet

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#4
Alaska and Virgin are one airline now. I've never considered either; will now in the future should I need to go all the way across the country. Anyone know the baggage policy off the top of their heads?

 

Susan L

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#6
If you have the Alaska Air credit card, first piece of luggage is free for each person on the same reservation (made on the AA card). There is a $75 annual fee but it also comes with a $100 companion pass each year.
 

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