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post #31 of 35
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Originally Posted by kauffee View Post
 

Since I got the Fischer Vacuum I started checking my boots. Worst case scenario, it's just another hour or so and $$$ to mold a new pair and a footbed :)

 

I just got back from Vail and had the Douchebag packed to 48lbs with 2 pairs of skis, 2 pairs of poles, and 2 pairs of boots (mine and the wife's). However, it was the first time I've used the Douchebag on a family trip and it's a big difference walking through the airport by myself versus with a wife and daughter dragging something that says "Douchebag" on it. Gotta figure out a way to cover that up...

FIFY 



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Just returned from a round trip to Vail from NJ on United.  The Dakine Fall Line double 190 was packed to 49 lbs with skis, a snowboard, poles, helmets, and my wife's snowboard boots.  I checked an additional ski boot bag which was probably around 30 lbs and both ways the 2 bags were treated as 1.

Both check-in lines were way busy so the attendant didn't really care to inspect the ski bag or boot bag.  On the way home at Eagle, the curbside attendant only weighed the ski bag so I guess I lucked out.  

There's no reason for this post other than to share the experience for any other travelers who may be pushing the weight limit on gear.

Ps - Yes, I know I'm not supposed to check my boots.  If you saw mine, however, you would probably say go ahead and hope the airline lost them.  That way I'd at least get a credit to go buy some new ones.

Good luck with that credit - seriously. "Delayed" bags are a fact of life and it takes forever to get reimbursed for even ski rentals. We are both 100k flyers - bags delayed getting to JH and it took forever -6 months to get reimbursed on some baselayer purchases - and we have a airline concierge @ said airline. Not throwing stones, just setting expectations on recoupment of money spent due to delayed bags. BTW - hotel had nice "rental" outerwear for my lady - Mammut and just pulled the tags off some new stuff (she never listens to my packing advice. smile.gif )
post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by kauffee View Post
 

Since I got the Fischer Vacuum I started checking my boots. Worst case scenario, it's just another hour or so and $$$ to mold a new pair and a footbed :)

 

I just got back from Vail and had the Douchebag packed to 48lbs with 2 pairs of skis, 2 pairs of poles, and 2 pairs of boots (mine and the wife's). However, it was the first time I've used the Douchebag on a family trip and it's a big difference walking through the airport by myself versus with a wife and daughter dragging something that says "Douchebag" on it. Gotta figure out a way to cover that up...

FIFY 



Hard way to burn $900
Good luck with that credit - seriously. "Delayed" bags are a fact of life and it takes forever to get reimbursed for even ski rentals. We are both 100k flyers - bags delayed getting to JH and it took forever -6 months to get reimbursed on some baselayer purchases - and we have a airline concierge @ said airline. Not throwing stones, just setting expectations on recoupment of money spent due to delayed bags. BTW - hotel had nice "rental" outerwear for my lady - Mammut and just pulled the tags off some new stuff (she never listens to my packing advice. smile.gif )


I agree - airline reimbursement is typically not achievable.  My first pair of skis were destroyed (literally bent - I'll post a picture later) by the baggage handlers in either Newark or Denver in 2011 (my guess is Newark).  I ended up filing a claim with my credit card company which covered damage to baggage and gear for any flight purchased with the card.  I ended up getting all my money back for the skis, reimbursement for 5 days of demo's, and cash for a new ski bag.  Sure, it took about 3 months, but at least I got something.

 

Yes, it stinks to check anything b/c the airlines are awful, but what can you do if you only have 2 hands and one of them holds your one year old and the other carries all his stuff?

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^ intrigued by that strategy - "purchase protection" or "travel insurance" integrated on the card?
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Yep - at the time I had a Citibank card which covered damaged baggage up to a couple thousand dollars.  I now have a Chase United Mileage Explorer card which covers up to 3k for damage and $100 per day for delayed luggage.

 

My wife's bag was delayed 2.5 days on this last trip and the Chase people said she could have $100 per passenger per day as a delayed luggage expense.  It's not a bad deal, just have to be ok with doing the paperwork.

post #35 of 35
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Originally Posted by craigr View Post

I have a Dakine double, padded wheelie. Good bag but I don't use it anymore as it is too heavy (I'm an OS traveller). I now use a knockoff version of the Douchebag which is a 1/3 of the weight. Pants and jacket for padding.

I have been looking at the DB though cant bring myself to part with that sort of $$$.

What is the bag you got? How much did you pay? Do you know if they are they still available?
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