Has anyone got experience with the Air Asia free surfboard policy?

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Unpredictable started the topic in Tuesday, 7 May 2019 at 4:33pm

Yew,
Basically, am I gonna be able to get away with two boards. Fish and step up, they nestle together and not bulky, well under 15 kg limit. Are they gonna want to look though?
Cheers,

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Supafreak commented Friday, 10 May 2019 at 1:04pm

Unpredictable wrote: Yew,
Basically, am I gonna be able to get away with two boards. Fish and step up, they nestle together and not bulky, well under 15 kg limit. Are they gonna want to look though?
Cheers,
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Supafreak commented Friday, 10 May 2019 at 1:08pm

I have used Air Asia for about 10 years flying international and domestic and never had a issue with boards , they won’t look inside unless looking for drugs and the only issue l have had is domestic flights are built for indo’s and malay’s and they are small people so the seats and legroom is tiny lol

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factotum commented Friday, 10 May 2019 at 1:43pm

Good to hear. First time flying with them to Indo this year.

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 10 May 2019 at 2:58pm

Ive flow with them about a dozen times, you pay for boards (sporting equipment) but never any issues. (all my boards under 6,3)

Flown with pretty much all the airlines to Indo a few times, Air Asia are towards the bottom in regards to what you get and comfort and sting you extra for anything and everything, but their flights to KL from OZ are often the cheapest going round.

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Blowin commented Friday, 10 May 2019 at 3:23pm

Air Asia are very good value for money. Two thumbs up. Perth - Bali is too easy.

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factotum commented Friday, 10 May 2019 at 3:51pm

Actually, forgot I flew with them in their early days. Stung me for boards (6'4 to 7'4).

Fark, they better be better re: the free board thing.

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udo commented Friday, 10 May 2019 at 4:21pm

1 board free in its own board bag up to 15 kgs --- but i reckon crangle sneaks 2 in his bag...?
Other boards you will pay for ..buy your kgs online
the free board thingy is a International return flight ...a fly thru flight is part of it
Blowin whats Perth- Bali return cost including your boards ?

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 10 May 2019 at 5:25pm

Here's the current WSL /Air Asia Oz promo
https://newsroom.airasia.com/news/airasia-takes-partnership-with-world-s...
Here's last years WSL /Air Asia Oz promo
http://www.travelmonitor.com.au/category/news/todays-news/airasias-offic...

Oz Compact Surfboard transit guide > (Bussies are normally flexible).
Oz Wide Transit Standard sizing is 2m-(6ft 5")max
Bodyboards travel onboard free by weight & size.
('Oversize boards' timetable separate by road haul -($50+)Wrapped

Regional Coaches -24hr Booking -Wrapped ($15 extra)
Airlink $huttles Off peak rule -Board Cover OK.(No extra)
All Oz Trains - Off Peak Only- No Wrap (No extra)
Trams (Stands) all hrs + (Buses-handheld/ off peak) Qld/Nsw/WA only-No Wrap (No extra)

Note: [Tas/Vic / SA] Prohibit Surfboards on Trams/Buses. (see > Oz Coach / Shuttle /Train)
Ferries usually accommodate most surfboards.(No Charge)... Bon Voyage!

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Unpredictable commented Saturday, 18 May 2019 at 3:08pm

To answer my own question, as others have above. They didn't ask any questions about how many boards were in the bag, didn't seem to have any interest and just weighed and tagged it.