Every golfer has his personal list of fields that would like to know and who would like to play.
When that list includes areas abroad and has the opportunity to realize your dream, you face the fact of having to travel by plane with your best golf bag of golf clubs.
Because of its size golf bags to be shipped in the hold baggage as an individual and within the franchise of each ticket, so in most cases involves the payment of excess baggage.
Each airline has its policy on the transport of sports equipment, so it is necessary to dedicate a particular time on this issue before booking your flight and study the various options. We must know the exact conditions for transport (packaging, weight, cost, insurance, boarding time, etc.) to avoid us surprises and extra costs.
Here I give you some general advice if you must travel by plane with your bag of golf clubs:
- Bring your clubs in a bag that protect, with a padded, soft or hard surface (see the airline) to avoid equipment damage.
- Some airline companies ask you to sign a document in which decouple the responsibility of injury to your computer Condo you transport in a soft bag.
- The airline company is very strict about what is sports equipment and what is not. Do not include items that are not part of the material inside the bag: bats, balls, and shoes.
- Just as there are certain steps to follow when you despatches a suitcase, there are also authorized for transporting golf bags measures. Overall are 190 x 75 x 65 cm (see the particular case of your airline), weighing up to 23 kilos.
- If you play in a field, you do not know, see also the dress standards for practice there and take in your suitcase the right clothes. Also, it is worth consulting a weather forecast to pack a raincoat or a good sun hat.
- Think well before loading your golf bag. Do you need to take “all” your clubs? If you never use the 6-iron, why not leave it at home? Remember that there is also a weight limit.
- Usually, sports or bulky equipment must be released with more time, and you will quote to you check in a little earlier than the rest of the passengers, or a particular counter.
- Sports or bulky luggage is the first thing that comes into the cellar (hence the importance of the above) and the last to leave. Be prepared to wait a little longer on the tape baggage at the destination. This is critical when you’re coming to another country, and you connect with a domestic flight after going through Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Calculates the connection time between flights (or output with other means of transportation) with sufficient margin.
- Secure your sports equipment. You well know that you have spent a lot of money to get to have the equipment you have. Protect your investment with a good travel insurance against loss, damage, theft, etc.
- An important detail especially if you’re flying to US airports or major European airports: if you’ve been playing within seven days before traveling should know that the fertilizer used on golf courses can leave a trace golf shoes and bag. This should be aware and do know if it is detected as it can be confused with the evidence of substances not permitted to carry on an airplane.
- Protects the club heads with a soft surface (bubble wrap, for example) to prevent successive transfers (and not always with good manners) damage the sticks with each other.
- clearly identifies your golf bag with your name and phone number (or name of the hotel where you will stay on arrival) and close it with a padlock once you’ve shown your content on the check in flight.
- Also, check your hand experience to know what to pack and what to leave at home. Remember that you can always rent a pair of sticks and thus enjoy a ride on the desired field across the world, without having to carry all the equipment during the rest of the trip.
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