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sheiba
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Need to get my daughters surf board to her stateside from the VI.
What is the best way to ship? Can I check in as baggage on a flight? Any ideas of cost?

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Topic starter Posted : June 29, 2014 1:08 pm
Mixie
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If less than 126" long then you can check it in for $150 on American Airlines: https://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/baggage/baggageAllowance.jsp#!sports

Shipping via Paradise Freight should be less expensive.

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Posted : June 29, 2014 2:02 pm
Alana33
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Whichever way you ship it, pack it well to prevent damage and dings.

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Posted : June 29, 2014 5:16 pm
AandA2VI
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I've seen people with paddleboard a getting off the plane, surely u can. I wouldn't ship it, they'll destroy it.

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Posted : June 29, 2014 8:18 pm
Linda J
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Isn't a surf board considerably longer??

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Posted : June 29, 2014 10:57 pm
sheiba
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Thanks all. I think its going to go on the flight.

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Topic starter Posted : June 30, 2014 1:37 am
AandA2VI
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Good call. Not sure what u meant Linda, comparing it to a paddleboard, it's much smaller unless it's like my paddleboard which is a 9.5footer. Most are 11-13ft.

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Posted : June 30, 2014 2:21 am
singlefin
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I have flown down with about a half dozen boards now, ranging from 7'-6" to 10'-0". Jet Blue has been great about it and never damaged a single one of them. I do bubble wrap them up good and always slide them into a good travel bag.

Had a late plane in from JFK with a 10 minute change in SJU and never thought the boards would make it. They arrived in STX in perfect condition, on the same plane I had to run to make.

Great Job SJU JETBlue baggage handlers!

One bit of advice:
When you exit the plane in STX, ask someone when you exit the plane to please have the STX baggage guys pass your bag through the doorway located next to where the baggage carosel enters the building. Otherwise they try to stuff it through the small baggage carosel hole. The first time I flew with a board I couldn't believe they did that.

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Posted : June 30, 2014 1:33 pm
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