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Silk Air Surfboard Handling

Fri Jun 02, 2000 3:21 pm

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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RE: Silk Air Surfboard Handling

Fri Jun 02, 2000 3:25 pm

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

Fri Jun 02, 2000 6:04 pm

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.
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RE: Silk Air Surfboard Handling

Sat Jun 03, 2000 12:04 am

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.
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RE: Silk Air Surfboard Handling

Sat Jun 03, 2000 3:20 am

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.
 
teahan
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RE: Silk Air Surfboard Handling

Sat Jun 03, 2000 3:53 am

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

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RE: Silk Air Surfboard Handling

Sat Jun 03, 2000 3:54 am

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





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RE: Silk Air Surfboard Handling

Sat Jun 03, 2000 10:25 am

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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