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To Modernise & Standardise Airline Baggage Policies

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\'This is a petition calling for the modernisation and standardisation of baggage allowance and charges imposed by UK airlines. Each UK airline has their own interpretation of what snowsports equipment is used by enthusiasts and professionals. Due to lack of clear and modern understanding of what type of baggage can be used to transport equipment, blanket charges are imposed by airlines on customers wishing to travel with their equipment. Many enthusiasts are unhappy with being advised various different charges and allowances for their baggage, in some cases even by the same company. I am not disputing the fact that charges exist for oversized baggage, however there seems to be some confusion as to what can be included in a \'Wheelie/Board/Ski\' Bag, and why enthusiasts are penalised for wanting to take just one bag (such as a wheelie bag) packed with the necessary clothes and equipment, rather than a 30% full equipment bag and a 70% full suitcase, due to airline \'liability\'. This petition will hopefully show that many people are unhappy with the way the charges are structured, unclear as to what exactly you can take in one piece of luggage, and that this an issue which needs to be addressed to ensure that the both the airline customer is happy and the allowance is within the airline\'s legal requirements. This isn\'t an \'money vs. environment\' issue; as stated it is not the charges which are the problem, but the grey areas in the baggage policy which make it inconvenient and confusing to passengers and inefficient for airlines themselves.\'


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