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AEGEAN AIR CARRIES SKIS, SNOWBOARD, GOLF KIT FREE OF CHARGE BUT FOR 134CM KITEBOARD YOU HAVE TO PAY

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Aegean Air’s baggage policy is pure assault against kiteboarding. If you check their related policy you’ll find that skis snowboard, golf gear can be checked in FREE of CHARGE if the bag length is less than 140cm and the bag is not heavier than 15kg.
But as soon as you would like to take with you a 135cm kiteboard (around 4-5 kg) you’ll have to pay 55 euro/direction!!!!!! SO, even though the kite board fits perfectly in a 140cm bag or in a golf bag, you won’t be able to check it in for free.
I kindly asked Aegean Air to explain what is the reason of this approach. But Aegean Air did not bother to answer.
I tend to think that they don’t know what “kite board” stands for. Otherwise why would they carry a bigger and heavier board free of charge and a smaller one with additional costs (a snowboard is always heavier - think about bindings and boots as these also can be included in the bag - and longer than a kite board).
As I mentioned they did not reply to me although we are not talking about a low cost company but a National Company.
Sounds like a discrimination against those who practice this fantastic sport.
I sent a complaint to Consumer Protection in this subject. Based on their reply they will investigate whether Aegean Air’s policy is discriminatory.
PS: golf is still the moneyed man’s sport but they can carry their gear gratis……

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