The biggest new airline fees target surfers

Molly Feltner, August 26, 2008
Fares from Washington DC:

    Fees up, dude! As a recent LA Times article points out, surfers are now getting hit with what might be the biggest new airline fee yet: checked surfboard charges. While fees for checked bags are up across-the-board, some airlines are now charging flyers as much as $300 to check a surfboard. However, the airlines seem to let golfers off the hook, only applying regular first and second baggage fees to golf bags.

    To see which airlines are charging the most for surfboards, go to


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