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Fight the British Airways Board Ban!

Toby from Kiteforum.com:

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Surfers vie to overturn British Airways board ban

Reuters Tuesday 6 November 2007 04:18

LONDON (Reuters) – The British Surfing Association hopes to persuade British Airways to reverse a ban on taking surfboards on its flights. Delegates from the group are poised to hand in a petition of 8,000 signatures to the carrier’s London headquarters on Tuesday — the day the ban is due to come into force.
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Article by BSA here

And add your name to the petition here, but be quick!

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BRITISH AIRWAYS TO BAN WINDSURFING KIT

BA has made an announcement on its website that from 6 November 2007 they will no longer carry certain items of sporting equipment – including windsurfers.

Here’s what they say:

Sporting equipment we do not carry (effective from 6 November 2007)

Due to the large size and handling complexities, some sporting equipment cannot be accommodated through the airport baggage system or within the aircraft hold. Therefore we no longer accept the following equipment at check-in as part of your sporting equipment allowance.

Due to the large size and handling complexities, some sporting equipment cannot be accommodated through the airport baggage system or within the aircraft hold. Therefore we no longer accept the following equipment at check-in as part of your sporting equipment allowance.

* hang gliders
* windsurfing boards and sails
* surfboards
* kayaks or canoes
* pole vaults
* javelins

Please contact your local freight company to arrange carriage for any items that exceed the permitted weight and size.

For complete info on BA’s new policy, click here

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This is serious stuff, as if other airlines follow suit we could be in for trouble.

So, what can we do? Well, the first thing to do is make our voices heard and let BA know what we think by dropping them a line.

To make life easy there’s a ready made complaint letter that the Student Windsurfing Association have thoughtfully posted on their website, so click here and start firing those letters off:

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