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Old 09-29-2006   #1
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International travel with kayak

I am wondering if anyone has any beta on traveling to Mexico, via airplane, with kayak. I have flow with my kayak, calling it a "surfboard," before the 9/11 airline smackdown, but am doubting if the airlines will let it on these days. Has anybody out there sent their boat, for a reasonable charge, with a freight forwarding company? Any company names that do this kind of thing would be useful. Advice from anybody who has recently traveled with their boat would be much appreciated.

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Old 09-30-2006   #2
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if you buy a boat bag it will be mch easier to pass off as a surf board. I know that NRS and Wavesport sells them but I'm not sure what size and kind of boat your flying with.
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Old 09-30-2006   #3
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Remember: its a "surf boat" not a "surf board"

Refer to the kayak only as a "surf boat" and no issues should arise with any of the major carriers (except for United who sucks).
United will give you the run around in a different manner at almost every airport
Continental has been slightly more accepting than United.
Stick to Delta Airlines, they are the most boater friendly and usually charge $50 or nothing depending on who is processing you.

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