Originally Posted by manchester81
It seems like a few airlines have this policy. I know air canada says one pair per bag. I hope they don't start cracking down on this.
US Airways says anything over 157 cm is charged an oversize bag fee.
They also say that 1 item of ski equipment will be accepted in the normal baggage allowance. An item of ski equipment consists of 1 pair of ski boots, 1 pair of poles, 1 pair of skis, and 1 pair of bindings.
I'm going to Alta (Peruvian) the last week of February, 2009. This will be my first time skiing outside of New England.
I was planning on bringing my Watea 84's, and demoing fatter skis on powder days. Instead, I might just carry my boots on, leave the skis home, and demo for the week. That would save me the $50 ($25 each way) to check in the ski bag, as well as the hassle of dealing with these complicated baggage regulations.
These new baggage policies could be a boon to the rental/demo shops, but it could put a real dent in ski sales.