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Skateboard in plane

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Dec 3, 2018
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Skateboard in plane

Hi,
Do somebody's know if we can carry a skateboard with use with carry on luggage in the plane. I will fly with United Airline from Montreal to Honolulu, Hawaii this Thursday. On the web site about sport equipment, they don't have information about the skateboard. I called them but the guy didn't know. Hard to have answere.
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Deal Fanatic
Feb 7, 2017
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Eastern Ontario
United Airlines parameters on Carry On Luggage Policy is here
https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel ... ry-On.aspx

You are allowed 2 items
A Carry On Bag / Item ... no bigger than 9 x 14 x 22 inches
And one Personal Item ... no bigger than 9 x 10 x 17 inches

How big is your skateboard ?

Does it fall within either of these size ranges ?

If not, expect to check it
Any item larger than the carry-on baggage size and any item above the carry-on and personal item allowance will be checked to your final destination, and checked baggage service charges may apply.
Deal Guru
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https://getawaytips.azcentral.com/skate ... -4059.html

American, United, Southwest, Delta, WestJet, and Air Canada all allow skateboards as carry-on luggage without extra charges as long as the board fits within weight and size requirements, which should not be a problem unless you have one of these.Sep 3, 2014
How to Pack Your Skateboard for Airplane Travel - Blog | SK8 Clothing ...
https://www.sk8clothing.com/blog.php?blog=65
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The answer also depends upon your status and boarding group with United. If you're purchasing a Basic Economy ticket, you will not be allowed any carry-ons, other than a backpack under your seat - no exceptions. Even if you get past the check-in agent with it, they will charge you $50 USD cash at the gate.

If you're in Group 4, then don't count on it either - there's a good chance all the overhead bins will be taken up by the time your group boards, and no one would give up their luggage space for a skateboard.

Also, count on people putting bags on top of your board; people don't look kindly on someone who takes up an entire bin with a board, poster tube, suit bag, etc. ;)
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