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   Old Thread  #7 24 Feb 2021 at 11.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Maybe look at BassPro or similar and get rods delivered to your hotel ?
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   Old Thread  #6 23 Feb 2021 at 8.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah that's the concern, it's a lottery on the day and I have to pay it. Cheers Jason.
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   Old Thread  #5 23 Feb 2021 at 4.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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KLM are a law unto themselves. We have had numerous mails and have even been to LHR to discuss but they will not give a straight answer. Published cost may be 80 but I have seen people charged 300 at the desk. No option just pay it or leave it :(

If you can find somewhere that does it as a second piece of luggage, as Ethiopia below then this is a really good way around it.
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   Old Thread  #4 21 Feb 2021 at 7.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm looking at Baja California peninsula. I've been before but not taken my rods. It suits me to go via Amsterdam for a few days which means 3 flight's on 2 different carriers, which at a guess would be a pain to sort pricing/ pre-booking wise. If a ball park is over 150 total I'm thinking of picking up a couple of rods over there and flog them on before I leave. Taking all the rest of my gear and a couple of travel surf rods is not a problem. Just my popper/ jig rods.
Thanks for the replies

Edit: Klm/aeromexico probably maybe BA if I ditch Amsterdam
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   Old Thread  #3 21 Feb 2021 at 5.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi, it depends on the airline and where you are going. It also depends if all three flights are with the same airline and if you have to clear customs in between the flights.

For instance, most of the Arab carriers I have used (Emirates, Oman air, Qatar) give 30 kg in economy and this can be split over 2 bags, one of which can be a rod tube. BA only give you one bag in economy and a second bag or rod tube is/was 40.00 each way. Ethiopian gave us 2 x 22kg bags in economy, one of which could be a rod tube.

The biggest problem is if you change carriers on one or more of the flights, the partner carrier might have different weight restrictions.

Where are you going and what airline?
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   Old Thread  #2 21 Feb 2021 at 2.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just check price for sporting goods, like skis.. Three flights will add quite a lot I am afraid.
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   Old Thread  #1 21 Feb 2021 at 1.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Looking into a trip when this **** storm is over and wondered if anyone had a rule of thumb guide about excess baggage/non suitcase costs. The way it looks I'll have to get 3 flight's there and 3 back, all with different airlines. My rodcase will be a max of 1.6m long.
Thanks.
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