Just had my first problem traveling with a skateboard. I’ve travelled countless times with the deck strapped to the outside of my travel bag with purpose built clips. The setup provides a simple and effective means of carrying the board gear and clothes. Tonight at Melbourne airport the check in staff decided the board wasn’t allowed to travel like that and I had to separate the board from the bag and I wOuld have to pay extra for the extra piece of luggage. The argument was that if they get separated there is no tracking on the board. After some argument I agreed to pay the extra 40 bucks but then asked if I could keep the two pieces strapped together but they refused to keep them together which sort of conflicts with their original argument. I’ve never encountered this issue before and have travelled domestically and internationally with this setu. Anyone else encountered this with Virgin or any other airlines?
Seriously fucked off.