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Fiji Airways - Golf Bag

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Created by adamj2281 6 months ago, 10 Jan 2018
adamj2281
52 posts
10 Jan 2018 8:25AM
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I won a trip to Tavarua (I know, lucky me, it actually happened the day after I broke my foot, anyways).

I'm planning on taking a SUP surfboard bag (8') but I want to take my kite gear/kite surfboard just in case I pick up some wind (I know it's the offseason).

Anyways, I'm trying to plan my packing, and I'm debating carrying my kite gear in my "golf bag" that's 155 cm. I've never had any issues with it on any other airline, but I'm worried about the total linear dimension requirement of 158 cm (which obviously my bag will be bigger than). The travel agent is saying they probably will allow it, but I don't want to get hit with a $170 fee each way in case they don't.

Has anyone had any experience lately with Fiji Airways with kite gear?

jamesperth
WA, 529 posts
10 Jan 2018 7:47PM
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Are you taking a sup AND kite gear ? That's keen. Have you checked what you can rent from the resort ? The resort will definitely have soft tops for free but probably not performance SUPS. All those resorts will offer surf tours to Cloudie so I'm sure you'll be able to rent a SB for the day if you need one.

I had to pay extra when I went to Fiji in 2016 but not that much.. everything was cool from Perth to Brisbane with Qantas but the next leg to Nadi was on Fiji Air and I had to paid extra when checking in at Fiji air.

Looking at the link below I think I just got charged $50 for a bulky/ oversized item plus $16kg for every kg I was over 23kg. (I didn't have a separate 23kg suitcase in addition to kite gear - just the 1 bag).

if you are travelling with someone, perhaps they can take your clothes leaving you with just the 1 kite bag ?

www.fijiairways.com/baggage-and-optional-charges/

adamj2281
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10 Jan 2018 9:42PM
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jamesperth said..
Are you taking a sup AND kite gear ? That's keen. Have you checked what you can rent from the resort ? The resort will definitely have soft tops for free but probably not performance SUPS. All those resorts will offer surf tours to Cloudie so I'm sure you'll be able to rent a SB for the day if you need one.

I had to pay extra when I went to Fiji in 2016 but not that much.. everything was cool from Perth to Brisbane with Qantas but the next leg to Nadi was on Fiji Air and I had to paid extra when checking in at Fiji air.

Looking at the link below I think I just got charged $50 for a bulky/ oversized item plus $16kg for every kg I was over 23kg. (I didn't have a separate 23kg suitcase in addition to kite gear - just the 1 bag).

if you are travelling with someone, perhaps they can take your clothes leaving you with just the 1 kite bag ?

www.fijiairways.com/baggage-and-optional-charges/


Yeah, taking high performance SUP and kite gear, nothing to rent that I would want to ride. Anyways, that's my debate right now, packing my kite surfboard/kite with my SUP (I have one oversized bag covered with the contest), and then packing all of my kite gear/clothes in a normal checked bag vs. the golf bag. The golf bag if deemed oversized from LAX would be $150/each way regardless of the weight (I would be under 50 lbs).

noobie
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15 Jan 2018 5:56PM
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I can't speak to Fiji Air but I'm flying with Emirates soonish and called them about this because they also have a 155 cm total (ie length + width + height) restriction. As soon as I said it was sporting equipment they said 'oh, in that case it is 300 cm'. Same deal with Quantas but 277 cm. So its worth calling the airline from my experience.



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