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Stop Discriminatory Airline Surfboard Baggage Fees!

11,071 Signatures Goal: 50,000

Surfers travel the world over in search of waves. Like everyone else, surfers also travel for business, family and a variety of other leisure pursuits. Yet Delta Airlines has taken a position that makes a huge distinction: Travel with a surfboard and you will pay, and pay dearly. Direct from the Delta Airlines website, as of August 29, 2008 is the following: One item of surfing equipment is accepted as baggage for $175 (for travel within the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico) and $300 (for travel outside the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico). Simply put, traveling with 2 boards to a surf destination could cost you $1200 round trip, likely far in excess of the price of a seat on the very same plane. We are also keenly aware that on the very same web page, it is clear that golf bags, skis and snowboards travel free, clearly indicating that Delta is acting in a discriminatory manner towards surfers. Further, Delta stands in stark contrast with other airlines such as Qantas, JetBlue, Southwest and others which treat surfers traveling with surfboards fairly. We, the undersigned members of the surf community are united against these outrageous and discriminatory fees. We will use our collective voice through this petition and every other means necessary to let Delta and other airlines know that we will NOT fly Delta for ANY reason, business or pleasure, unless and until these discriminatory fees are changed.

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  • Todd Szabo
    Todd Szabo United States
    May 27, 2015
    May 27, 2015
    Make the change and get surfers on board !!!!
    otherwise......well......see ysa!!!
  • Mason Knowles
    Mason Knowles United States, Savannah
    May 26, 2015
    May 26, 2015
    All airlines have exorbitant surfboard fees. Consider my board is only 6 ft long, weighs 6 lbs and cost the same as a 10 SUP. Whereas golf clubs can weigh up to 45 lbs with no extra fee.
  • Samuel Toth
    Samuel Toth United States, Austin
    May 26, 2015
    May 26, 2015
    A golf bag is considered a normal bag so why aren't surfboards?
  • jacob a blaylock
    jacob a blaylock United States, Pearland
    May 26, 2015
    May 26, 2015
    i travel for surf about 10 times a year. I used to think united was a good airline, but their board policies are a deal breaker! $400 round trip board fees to central america from texas??? $300 to hawaii? I can buy a board cheaper than that! embargos to el salvador (and other central america destinations) during the summer (prime surf season) that don't allow boards period!?

    I've been flying aeromexico as of late, not as good of an airline in general, but there board fees are $40 each way (5 times cheaper than united) and no embargos outweighs all of that! I'm happy to deal with layovers and sub par standards in general service at that price!
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    Todd Szabo United States
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    Jeff Ong Indonesia
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