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    Default Traveling with a hard golf bag.

    Hi dr1ers,

    Does anyone know the lastest airline rules for traveling with a hard golf bag to the DR? Who prohibits, who alows and at what fee? And Does the bag actually have to contain clubs? I want to bring down some clubs, but was also thinking is might be a good way to transport some oversize household items.

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    I understand--which means I have not tried to travel with my clubs in any way, shape, or form--that Jet Blue and Spirit do not allow golf clubs. However, it seems to be that a "hard" bag might be allowed, since it pretty much eliminates the chance of complaints and payments for broken clubs...

    I think I'd ask "corporate" and see. PLEASE post replies here !!!!

    HB

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    It totally dpends on the airline's rules.
    Smuggling things inside golf golf bags is not a new item and
    customs is very aware that, if that applies to your inquiry.

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    I brought a set of clubs from U.k last April , paid the £30 FEE , could not have got another pencil in the bag , had no problems on arrival in PP

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    We use a hard golf bag, all the time to bring odd sized items. For checked bags, a bag is a bag. They will check but we have never had any problems. If the airline lets you bring clubs and the bag is under the weight limit, there should be no problem. Heck we usually take 40 lbs, of coffee back in the bag.

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    Cool If you're a Canuck

    If you're travelling WestJet I can help you.
    That doesn't mean that I'm Canadian. It only means that I know the procedure with WestJet.
    Otherwise I haven't got a clue.
    Mack.

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    Shyte, Mack, what IS the proceedure on WESTJET???? Come on, give!

    FORE!!!

    HB

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    Default From the Spirit web site

    "Golf Clubs

    Golf clubs can be transported as a normal checked item if within the weight limit (size limits are waived for golf clubs). Overweight charges apply. See “Checked Baggage Fees" for charges for overweight items."


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    Default Golf bag West Jet

    The procedure on West Jet, Leaving Canada that is, is that a hard case golf bag can be checked as part of your regular limit eg, 1 suitcase, 1 golf bag.
    The golf bag must weigh under 100lbs otherwise it has to go freight.
    In my experience at the check in counter they don't care what's in the bag or just assume it's golf clubs.
    Being that the item is oversize they require you to take it to the oversize baggage scanner. Again in my experience the person operating the scanner doesn't care what's in the bag as long as it's not a banned or dangerous item.
    The big advantage of packing the hard case golf bag of course is the amount and length of items that can be packed plus the increased weight limit.
    Also with West Jet if you have 2 suitcases and a golf bag you will only be charged $75.00 CDN for an extra piece. Try that on Air Transat for example and you'd have to take out a morgage.
    Not sure about customs at POP because so far I haven't had a problem. In fact last time my golf bag never made it onto the plane in Canada but West Jet delivered it to my door the next day. It had been opened by customs. Everthing was still there fully intact, no mention of duties or anything. There that's what I know.
    Mack

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    You are correct. We do this all the time. AA, Delta and Continental, don't care whats in the bag, as long as it's legal. My wife allways seem to buy odd sized things. The airport at POP has never been a problem. They don't even look most of the time.

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