Heading to Breck this week for Spring Break. Had the skis packed in a hard case, but wife just found out that United charges $100 each way for an oversize bag (> 62 inches). I looked at United's baggage policy, and their is alot of information about skis, but no mention that skis are considered oversized. Just like United--- no warning, and when you find out at the airport it is too late !
Do all airlines have this policy ? Are any airlines more ski friendly than others ?
Do most people bring their own skis, or rent at their destination ?
Wife and daughters skis are under 62 inches, so I will bring theirs and rent myself a pair when I get their. Looks like the rentals are better than what I have anyway !