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#2891260 - 12/26/18 06:18 PM Alaska Airlines - Board Fees
tenover Offline
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Before I call them directly, I was wondering if anyone had any insight into current board fees(for heavy longboards) on a direct flight from LAX>ZIH??

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#2891265 - 12/26/18 06:39 PM Re: Alaska Airlines - Board Fees [Re: tenover]
Iceman Offline
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You can have a boardbag count as just a regular checked bag if it meets this criteria:
"One item of surfing or paddle equipment is defined as a surfboard or paddleboard case with up to two boards inside. On Alaska Airlines flights operated with 737 or Airbus aircraft the equipment may measure a maximum 115" (9 ft., 7 in.) in length alone. On Alaska Airlines flights 2000-2999 and 3330-3499 the maximum combined dimensions may not exceed 115" (linear)."

Checked bags are free for the first one, $25 for the second if you booked the trip before Dec 5th. Otherwise first bag is $30, and second bag is $40. Or if your boardbag is over that 9'7'' limit, it ends up in the oversize category and it'll be $100.
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#2891267 - 12/26/18 06:54 PM Re: Alaska Airlines - Board Fees [Re: tenover]
tenover Offline
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Thx Iceman. I read the same thing on Alaska's website,but I know the fees seem to change often.

Looks like I'll take my own board this time.... cheers

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#2891271 - 12/26/18 07:04 PM Re: Alaska Airlines - Board Fees [Re: tenover]
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Get the Alaska Airlines credit card. Free companion airfare per year alone makes it a bargain,
plus you get extra baggage exemptions, earn miles, etc. I saved $700 last year on my first family
flight after getting it.
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#2891274 - 12/26/18 07:13 PM Re: Alaska Airlines - Board Fees [Re: tenover]
tenover Offline
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Thanks Oceanslide....Have had Alaska CC's for 10+ years. This trip will be a quick, short trip to La Saladita in May. Sounds like I can take my log for about $50 each way, which is totally fine.

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#2891286 - 12/26/18 08:31 PM Re: Alaska Airlines - Board Fees [Re: tenover]
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Luv ... the room .... that Alaska has in the "cheap seats" on my trips this year to the West Coast. Not "sardine can" like, on Hawaiian & United and "service" just seemed nicer ~
Companion ... is a bonus!
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#2891290 - 12/26/18 08:50 PM Re: Alaska Airlines - Board Fees [Re: tenover]
grg Offline
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Alaska has always been good to me and boards. Have even had them fly for free for no reason except had fun with Counter Person.

Side note: Flew to Maui recently and 3 boards were $100 on Hawaiin Air/no biggie and expected it. Flew home on United with same bag and weight and shouldve been a no brainer with Uniteds new policy for boards. Handed to Counter person and she said $360.00 and I was WTF. Mentioned she needs to get herself up to date with policy and she showed me paperwork that was expired. Showed her policy on mu phone and she didn't budge even telling me only 2 boards can travel which also isn't on the policy.

Oddly enough she said remove 13 lbs to get it down $100, um ok. So I did and then had to pay baggage fee for those items. All paid because no choice and very frustrated.

Contacted United, told tory and they were very apologetic and gave me a refund immediately.

Moral of story is that sometimes employees dont know their own policies and be prepared.

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#2891415 - 12/27/18 11:40 AM Re: Alaska Airlines - Board Fees [Re: tenover]
Iceman Offline
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I need to get the Alaska CC. The Wells Fargo reward program is pretty meager.

Always a good idea to print the surfboard policy and bring it with you. The people working the counter don't always know every detail of every policy. I've run into scenarios where the policy is that they charge x amount of dollars for boards, EXCEPT when travelling to a particular country. Well I happened to be travelling to that exception country and the printout saved me a lot of argument time.
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#2901540 - 01/20/19 08:11 PM Re: Alaska Airlines - Board Fees [Re: tenover]
coldiekid Offline
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If you have the Alaska CC, they usually let the boardbag slide free as part of the perks... Had super good luck with them.

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#2907062 - 01/31/19 09:18 PM Re: Alaska Airlines - Board Fees [Re: tenover]
tenover Offline
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Called Alaska today....If you book a flight with the Alaska Airlines Bank of America credit card, you and up to six passengers booked with your card, on the same flight(s), get one free piece of checked luggage. This includes, according to their current policy(and what the agent told me over the phone), one board bag up to 9'7" in length with no more than two boards inside.

Works for me...I'll check my longboard and bring all my clothes/gear in a carry-on.

I have no idea what their policy is for flights booked using other payment options.....

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#2909189 - 02/05/19 06:15 PM Re: Alaska Airlines - Board Fees [Re: tenover]
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Alaska card is the best miles card in my opinion.

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#2909193 - 02/05/19 06:26 PM Re: Alaska Airlines - Board Fees [Re: Racer1]
grg Offline
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Originally Posted By: Racer1
Alaska card is the best miles card in my opinion.


Im certainly not a Points/miles pro but I do prefer my low interest no fee card. Had a AA card for years and didn't want to pay annual anymore

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