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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by abc View Post
    At the United bag drop at United, there’s a scale you can try your bags on.

    I didn’t need to try though. I have a Sportube single, with two pairs of skis in it ( binding removed & put in the boot bag), plus spare jackets and gloves, my bag came to 47 pounds. BUT, my boots are NOT in that package (it’s in my carry-on)
    I check both my ski and boot bag as one, and bring a carry on with whatever wouldn,t stuff into them. Likely overweight every time. In about 40 ski trips I had one piece of luggage misplaced, (skis) and it was delivered to the condo the next day. United paid for the cost of demo skis for that first day. My boots made it so no issue there. It's a chance I'm willing to take, although I reallize that many won't.



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  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by benski View Post
    This thread has me worried. I am moving back to New York after a semester abroad and have to bring 2 checked bags on 2 flights on 2 airlines with a 2 day stopover in Dublin.
    Update. I had booked threw a unhelpful thirds part for my flight to Dublin.
    Problem 1. They sent me to the wrong check in, 900 feet out of the way. The airport made the same mistake though and the original desk location clearly should have gone with the gate the flight used. 900 feet out of the way, Well over 100 pound of luggage in three bags.

    Problem 2. My reservation is not in the system. It took me over an hour to figure out the booking company was not going to fix it correctly and i could do so myself but would have to pay out of pocket. Due to the east coast storm a lot of there customers were bumped to later connections and had the option to bump both flights, opening up many seats. The booking company told me they could only put me on a later flight. I knew this was bullshit and refused. I talked them into a reimbursement for a last minuet ticket. The ticket only covered 1 20kg bag. I had two that where 43kg but got away with it. At this point I was warned to quickly walk to the furthest international gate, with max sized carry on. I get there in time, and claim a close empty row on an empty flight.

    Problem 3. One bag, with euro coins, dirty laundry and toiletries, is missing. It supposedly is on the later flight. I am not sure why it happened but I did not pay for it but had a baggage claim sticker. I intended to take the toiletries out and lock it at the airport till Sunday but Aer Lingus offered to drive them to my hotel. I told them to keep it at the airport, which they will do but claiming it might be complicated.

    Problem 4. My Sunday flight to Newburgh turns out to be an hour earlier on Kayak and Norwiegen.com then there confirmation Email.

    Long story short, YOU GUYS JINXED ME.
    Last edited by benski; Jan 5, 2018 at 2:56 PM.

  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckstah View Post
    I check both my ski and boot bag as one, and bring a carry on with whatever wouldn,t stuff into them. Likely overweight every time. In about 40 ski trips I had one piece of luggage misplaced, (skis) and it was delivered to the condo the next day. United paid for the cost of demo skis for that first day. My boots made it so no issue there. It's a chance I'm willing to take, although I reallize that many won't.
    Yep, count me as one of those who won't take that chance.

    I too, make many ski trips I lost count. Only once my luggage didn't arrive with me. Guess what? It's my skis and my "boot bag"!

    But my boots were not in it, it's in my carry on. So no stress. A couple days later, there was a dump near home, I went skiing as I still have my boots (I have spare skis at home)

    A little known policy (British Airway): if your luggage is delayed on your homeward bound leg, you're NOT entitled for compensation! So no luck in getting a comp'ed demo.

    After that experience, I was even more convinced to carry my boots with me on the plane.

  4. #34

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    Just saw that news about the JFK water main break. Thousands of luggage, some sitting on the tarmac, still awaiting to be dispatched to their rightful owners days later... do you think they can manage not to lose any?

  5. #35
    I got stuck on a plane at Stewart airport for 3 hours after that mess supposedly due to that terminal shutting down. My alternative flights to that one either used the flooded out terminal or landed January 5th.

    I think they can do it. They already have the correct tag and no tsa to add extra steps there isn't time for, so they will avoid there usual pitfalls.

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