Flying on Delta to Salt Lake from NYC for a two week trip. We are definitely planning on taking my fiancee's skis, but not mine. This will be my first time traveling with skis on an airplane.
The airline rules stipulate: 175 USD/CAD/EUR* for bags measuring 63–80 inches (161-203 cm) in combined length, width, and height
We recently bought skis that are 152 cm for my Fiancee which we are eagerly looking forward to seeing her try out. Does anyone have any experience with bringing skis onto planes or Delta?
Any chance we can pack her skis really tightly, and it falls on the border of said measurements, will they let us pass without paying the $175 fee? Or not likely? Her skis width and height might only measure not even 10 inches total.
Since we are going for 2 weeks, it almost seems cheaper to bring skis than renting, espec since we'll be skiing at 3 different locations. If this were a 1 week trip at only 1 locale, then i would say renting would probably be easier.
1) so can we get away with her small skis without paying the baggage charge?
2) If we cant get away with it, doesn't it seem that i might as well pack my skis as well so i don't have to rent?
What do oyou guys advise?