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Southwest Air w Kite Large Bags - Your Experience

 
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w84wind

Since 23 Jan 2007
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La Ventana, BCS Mexico
 



PostFri Sep 14, 18 1:13 pm    Southwest Air w Kite Large Bags - Your Experience Reply with quote

I am flying to Baja on Southwest Air for the first time. Usually I fly Alaska Air.
I have a large 190cm Dakine Club Wagon gear that will hold all my kite gear.

Has anyone had experience - good or bad - with Southwest and very oversized luggage?

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ldhr

Since 21 Jul 2009
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PostFri Sep 14, 18 1:46 pm     Reply with quote

Print this out or bookmark their webpage.

They should be charging $75.

The items listed below will be accepted as Checked Baggage for a $75 each way charge.

Bicycles (defined as nonmotorized and having a single seat) properly packed in a bicycle box or hardsided case larger than 62 inches in total dimensions will be accepted as Checked Baggage. Pedals and handlebars must be removed and packaged in protective materials so as not to be damaged by or cause damage to other Baggage. Bicycles packaged in cardboard or soft sided cases will be transported as limited release items.
Javelins in a single bag, regardless of the number of javelins encased together, will be accepted.
Kayak (other than a sea kayak). Paddle(s) must be secured.
Life Raft Cartridges associated with a self-inflating life raft must be removed and are not allowed on Southwest.
Surfboard/kiteboard, keels and fins must be removed and placed in carryon or checked baggage.
Tennis rackets are recommended to be carried on since they are typically in a soft sided case. Tennis rackets checked in soft sided cases will be transported as limited release items.
Vaulting poles will be accepted in a single bag, regardless of the number of poles in the bag.
Wind surfing board, keel removed and placed in checked baggage to prevent damage to the sail, boom, and other baggage.

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Nevo

Since 01 Aug 2014
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PostFri Sep 14, 18 4:42 pm    Re: Southwest Air w Kite Large Bags - Your Experience Reply with quote

I almost exclusively fly southwest. I always get charged a $75 fee in the states when I check my board bag. I’ve never been charged in Mexico for the same bag fee.



w84wind wrote:
I am flying to Baja on Southwest Air for the first time. Usually I fly Alaska Air.
I have a large 190cm Dakine Club Wagon gear that will hold all my kite gear.

Has anyone had experience - good or bad - with Southwest and very oversized luggage?

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w84wind

Since 23 Jan 2007
37 Posts
La Ventana, BCS Mexico
 



PostSat Sep 15, 18 8:19 am    Re: Southwest Air w Kite Large Bags - Your Experience Reply with quote

Nevo wrote:
I almost exclusively fly southwest. I always get charged a $75 fee in the states when I check my board bag. I’ve never been charged in Mexico for the same bag fee.


Thanks Nevo. I appreciate the feedback. I am not so worried about the fee as I am about the jumbo 190cm Dakine bag. But it sounds like there is no issue.

Counting the days until I am back in the warm La Ventana waters...

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Nevo

Since 01 Aug 2014
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PostSat Sep 15, 18 9:14 am    Re: Southwest Air w Kite Large Bags - Your Experience Reply with quote

Yeah, I think my board bag is 182cm (6') and no-one has ever mentioned the size in any way whatsoever.

w84wind wrote:
Thanks Nevo. I appreciate the feedback. I am not so worried about the fee as I am about the jumbo 190cm Dakine bag. But it sounds like there is no issue.

Counting the days until I am back in the warm La Ventana waters...

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w84wind

Since 23 Jan 2007
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La Ventana, BCS Mexico
 



PostSun Nov 11, 18 10:38 am     Reply with quote

I flew with the jumbo Dakine Club Wagon 190cm bag, weighing in at 80 pounds. Southwest charged me the $75 but happily accepted it without comment flying PDX to SJD. Now all my gear is in La Ventana for the season Very Happy

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HurlyBurly

Since 01 Apr 2016
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PostFri Nov 30, 18 9:15 am     Reply with quote

I love Southwest for flying with my gear. $75 if over-size. $75 if overweight. $75 if both, not $150. I think $75 is reasonable. I use the Ion 2/4 bag which is huge....and its always over $75 when I go with twin tip, foil board, 3 kites, etc. I've never had an issue with SW, and sometimes they've been generous and not even charged me. More airlines should learn from SW.

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