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Airline Oversize Baggage Fee

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ExFedex, Mar 26, 2011.

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  1. ExFedex

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    Have no experience with United Steve but with other airlines I have prepaid my baggage charges online just for that reason. My SKB case is over the linear limit also but that has never been an issue. Baggage charges are becoming the final straw for me anyway.
     
  2. Steve W

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    Wait till they start charging over weight passengers.
     
  3. grunt

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    Or for useing the head..
     
  4. justanother99

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    If I were you, I'd just quit and stay home, Steve! All kidding aside, go and tear it up buddy, and most importantly, have fun!
     
  5. grl

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    For what it's worth, if you have an American express platinum, it will reimburse up to $200/year of airline surcharges (baggage, meals, etc)
     
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    For what it's worth, if you have an American express platinum, it will reimburse up to $200/year of airline surcharges (baggage, meals, etc)
     
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    For what it's worth, if you have an American express platinum, it will reimburse up to $200/year of airline surcharges (baggage, meals, etc)
     
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    For what it's worth, if you have an American express platinum, it will reimburse up to $200/year of airline surcharges (baggage, meals, etc)
     
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    For what it's worth, if you have an American express platinum, it will reimburse up to $200/year of airline surcharges (baggage, meals, etc)
     
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    For what it's worth, if you have an American express platinum, it will reimburse up to $200/year of airline surcharges (baggage, meals, etc)
     
  11. skeet_man

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    If you do get whacked for oversized, your going to regret it, as the charge is $175 per side (if they catch you going and coming back). You'd be better off with 2 separate gun cases.
     
  12. smsnyder

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    THe last time i flew I upgraded to first class for $40.oo. Extra baggage was free.
     
  13. Leo

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    The Good folks at Americase have been pushing American Airlines to change their policies. It seems that a set of Golf Clubs that are bigger and heavier than a gun case gets a special rate, while they sock it to the trap and skeet shooters whose cases are only a little over the limits. It is like clay target sports are not legitimate and golf is. I do sympathize with all the shooters, but we also need to take time to write the complaint departments of the Airlines and have them re adjust their rules to not single out all the shooters for an unfair service charge. I am already avoiding every flight I can for the scrotum fondle with dirty gloves deal, while the security employees are often foreign workers. The unfair extra charge for a gun case is just an insult to the injury.
     
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    I used my better judgement and stayed home this weekend with my better half. Not that she would have cared that I went to the winter shoot, but she might have thought that I was out of my mind with our wonderful weather we've been having lately. Global warming will be taking place this week, and temps in the 70's are expected by the end of the week. Are you going to CC this Saturday?
     
  15. EuroJoe

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    why not just buy an Americase two gun case?
     
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    I don't know if anyone has mentioned this but for what it's worth, if you have an American express platinum, it will reimburse up to $200/year of airline surcharges (baggage, meals, etc)
     
  17. skeet_man

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    "why not just buy an Americase two gun case?" Americase 2 gun cases, when fully loaded, come VERY close to the 50lb limit. I have a friend with one which holds his auto, o/u, and subgauge tubes. He has to take out his spare trigger, chokes, oil, ect to be able to make the weight limit.
     
  18. EuroJoe

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    Americase with the two guns mentioned will be well under 50#. My 32" double case weighs 21# empty, add 2 9# guns, got 10# to spare
     
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