Overview Airline fees for golf bags
The keen golfer who wants to book a golf holiday, first needs to check out the cost for taking along a golf bag. It is easy to book a cheap ticket, but it is an unpleasant surprise to find out at the airport that the fee for the golf bag is almost as much as the cost of the ticket.
Research among more than 70 airlines shows a huge difference in the policy for bringing along a golf bag. Many airlines do not charge additional costs, provided the total amount of luggage -including the golf bag- does not exceed the maximum weight of 20 kilos. However, the average golf bag easily weighs 12 kilos. In practice this means paying additional charges for excess baggage most of the time. Sometimes this is a fixed amount for one-way, but it can also depend on the weight of the excess baggage. With some airlines, this can mount up to € 150 for a return flight.
Golftravelguide.com, initiator of this research, presents an overview of the fees more than 70 airlines charge. In addition, each airline’s policy concerning golf bags is outlined. The overview also indicates which costs are fixed and which not. When transport is free of charge, this is mentioned on the website.
Several national airlines transport a golf bag that weighs less than 15 kilos free of charge. For instance: Cyprus Airways, TAP Portugal, British Airways, Malaysia Airways and the Turkish airlines Fly Airlines and Onur Air. This is valuable information for golfers, because these airlines fly to many golf destinations.
As far as low cost carriers are concerned, it is very characteristic Air Berlin transports golf bags free of charge.
Golftravelguide’s website features separate pages for each airline with an overview of the costs involved in transporting a golf bag.
More information: www.golftravelguide.com
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When you select an airline, you will what conditions apply for taking you golf equipment with you .
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