Large differences in rates of special vliegtuigbagage

The tariffs for the transport of a golf bag, scuba gear or snowboard as vliegtuigbagage vary widely.

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From a comparison of flight-comparison search engine turns out that the difference in price for the transport of sports equipment with a different size can be up to 200 euro per return.

Because there is no standard guideline is for special baggage, operate any airline, other rules and rates. The most expensive airline charges a rate that, on average, almost five times as high as the cheapest society. In some cases there is the difference in price to 100 euro per item per single journey. Also the maximum authorised dimensions and weights vary greatly.

Compare worth, but is not easy

An example: at Eurowings is a duikgezelschap of four persons 800 euros for the transportation of own equipment to / from the Canary Islands. With Transavia, it only takes 232 euro. And two snowboards costs at TAP and Air Berlin eur 200 per return, while Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and Turkish Airlines is completely free.

This complicates the comparison of final prices of a flight significantly. Especially because the exact rates of the different checked-in baggage, sometimes until late in the booking process to be visible. At some airlines must first, the personal data of all accompanying passengers to be completed, before the cost of the luggage can be calculated.

A comparison of the rates of eighteen airlines can be found on the website of Tix.

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