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Silk Air Surfboard Handling  
User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

I'm not sure I'll get much response on this topic. It's a bit narrowly focused.

I'm heading off on a surfing trip to Indonesia next month. I'm taking Singapore Airlines to Singapore and then Silk Air to Padang, Indo. Other surfer freinds tell me Silk Air doesn't respect surfers and their surfboards. Boards are considered very low priority and are often not put on flights. I know of one friend whose boards didn't arrive until 6 days after he did.

Anyone else out there have problems with Silk Air? Any surfers out there?




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User currently offlineUAL_Bagsmasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

I can say this much: Any ramp rat who sees a surfboard waiting to be loaded is NOT going to be jumping for joy.

User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1541 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1736 times:

I flew with SIA KUL-SIN-LHR last week. One of my bags got completely trashed at KUL's sparkling new airport. However, so far SIA have been very co-operative re: my loss/damage claim, although I haven't got the cash just yet! Anyway, what I am suggesting is that if your board gets snapped, your probably with the right carrier.


L1011 - P F M
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

This doesnt apply to silk air but when i flew from Islip-ord-dfw my boogey board got trashed up! it got a huge tire track on the back. it was expensive it cost like 175 bucks.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineUSAirwys4Lyfe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

When I flew from ILM to Africa, Midway didn't like me bringing my board but they took it anyway. The other airlines didn't mind though.

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5293 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Last year I took my Boogie Board to Honolulu on DL and SR. It was in a case so it was fine  !

Jeremiah Teahan








Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5293 posts, RR: 61
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

Last year I took my Boogie Board to Honolulu on DL and SR. It was in a special carrying case so it was fine  !

Jeremiah Teahan








Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

UAL_Bagmasher,

So tell me, why would a bag masher not like surfboards? Is it surfboards or just any unusually sized luggage/cargo? Hey I'm a 100K with your airline, but I doubt that would make a difference with Singapore/Silk.



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