Stop Discriminatory Airline Surfboard Baggage Fees!

William Hallett
William Hallett 90 Comments
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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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  • Louis Roupoli
    Louis Roupoli United States, San Pedro
    Aug 22, 2017
    Aug 22, 2017
    Stop the excessive fees!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 02, 2017
    Jun 02, 2017
    You should not have to pay a major proportion of the cost of your equipment to bring it with you on a plane. Particularly when others bring golf clubs and snowboards which weigh more for free.

    Please see this changes
  • michael B
    michael B United States, Bronxville
    Feb 26, 2017
    Feb 26, 2017
    next the airlines will charge for packing bathing suits and wax.
  • Damian Png
    Damian Png Morocco, Agadir
    Jan 14, 2017
    Jan 14, 2017
    The lack of consistency across sports equipment is unfair and discriminatory. I myself am more than happy to boycott Airlines with these kinds of policies against surfing, even when i'm not flying with my surfboard
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