Also, be aware of weight. I’ve got a double ski bag, and when I checked my ski bag and boot bag together it weighed more than 50lbs. I wasn’t charged for a second checked bag in Seattle with Alaska but in Hayden (Steamboat) the Alaska ticketing agent charge me. Yes, I checked my boot bag. It was non-stop flight on a regional jet so I was less concerned about baggage getting lost.Why would you trust a different site over what it says on Air Canada's site?
FWIW, every major airline I've checked skis on, including Air Canada (and American, Delta, United, Southwest, and Alaska as far as I can remember), your ski bag and boot bag together count as one check bag with no oversize charges. You may have to pay to check it, just like with any other checked luggage, but it's treated as a normal checked bag.
I want to buy powder skis just for that one trip out West and 10% chance of tons of POW Maybe now I won't. Just curious when you travel what size waist skis do you bring?David, I always "carry" on my boots.
Even on smaller regional jets where essentially nothing fits in the overhead. I feel better gate checking them than thru-checking them -- I can see the bag waiting on the cart.
That said, I'm not sure how rational all this is. The few times my stuff has been delayed beyond that same evening, I was in a condo with no front desk, so had to hang around to receive them and couldn't go skiing with my cleverly hand-carried boots and starter-day-worth of clothes. Fortunately I've never had a multi-day delay getting my bags and never permanently lost anything.
I'm still carrying them.
I quit traveling with powder skis because I hate dragging two pairs of skis through airports. And I figure if there is an overweight problem, someone else's giant 49.5 pound bag is more likely to be left behind than my trim 28 pound ski bag. (I do still overpack, filling my suitcase right up to the limit, though....)
85 mm. But they are longer than most people my height would use.I want to buy powder skis just for that one trip out West and 10% chance of tons of POW Maybe now I won't. Just curious when you travel what size waist skis do you bring?