Welcome to the 2014 Airline Surfboard Boardbag Fee Guide For Surfers.
Every year we contact all the airlines and find out how much they are going to charge us for taking along our sleds to far-away destinations.
We do this as a service to you, the traveling surfer. Most of the following airlines include a surfboard as part of your regular bag allowance and let that sled fly for FREE:
- Virgin (Europe)
- Interjet (Mexico)
- Qantas (Australia)
- Singapore (Asia)
- South Africa (duh)
- Air New Zealand
- Qatar Airways (New 2014)
- Emirates (New 2014)
There are a few airlines that charge a nominal fee for your boardbag, I don’t mind paying that . . . free is better but nominal is almost as good. I have been flying Alaska to Cabo for the last few years and they charge between $30-$70 for a stuffed to the rim boardbag, thank you Alaska Airlines for keeping it real.