Jet2 Ski Carriage Policy
Anyone flown with Jet2 recently, mainly from Bristol, with skis?
Just been on the phone with ski total who charter a Jet2 flight to Chambery. Turns out their snowboard/ski carriage policy only allows you to have one board in your board bag, no boots, no jackets etc…
Has anyone flown with them and know what checks etc… are?Posted 5 years ago
It’s been a while (2010) since I last tried it – but we got away with 2 boards, bindings and boots in 1 bag quite a few times. Probabkly at least 1 coat “for padding” Try to make sure it’s under 23kg. Definitely has to be less than 32kg.
I’ve never seen a board bag opened at check in – they get weighed, then they’re on the manifest. The guy at outsize baggage will x-ray and send it through so long as it’s stickered up. (Apllies to most of the northern airporsts we’ve used.
Aiport Kgs are smaller than the ones you might have at home.
I think it helps if you book a normal bag too and make sure this is significantly underweight – then if all else fails you can just take your board bag as your main bag, for all that it’s outsize.
Honestly this is a sensible implementation of the policy – if I ever go to skis I’ll be banging two pairs of skis and 2 sets of board in a board bag rather than wasting weigh having to take umpteen separate bags. (bags are surprisingly heavy on their own)
I think if you’re going at peak times you might find they’re much stricter.
Good luck at Chambery – never managed to get there and back without delays
Oh – take a load of baggage tags – the ones you write your adress on – they were insisting everyone coming home had them last time – but they weren’t giving them out until you got to the desk, imagine the queues…Posted 5 years ago
That’s the thing, the holiday we’ve found is in an amazing chalet, one of the top three in Val d’Isere. The worry and headache of this one bag one board bull**** policy makes me think bugger it! It’s £1200 each too, so I would expect a decent level of service. Why do we get shafted as skiers/snowboarders… 20kg for summer, 20kg for winter, makes complete sense as my salopettes and speedos weigh the same :SPosted 5 years ago
oh should have mentioned earlier – if in doubt try one of the companies who’ll deliver you ski luggage direct from your home to your chalet – their advertised prices seem just as good as the flight operators carriage charges and they only have the usual 32kg limit. You’ll be able to breeze through Bristol and Chambery no problem. (you will however have nothing to sleep on when you get delayed)Posted 5 years agobrukSubscriber
Went with Jet2 a couple of years ago and worried about this as we were taking 18 month old too. Did pack just skis and board on way out but nobody at Manchester seemed to care so packed everything in them on way home and had no problems other than Chambery being usual rubbish place to sit and wait or about 4 hours.
Well tempted by the delivery companies next time as may well take 2 sprogs and would ease the stress of travel.Posted 5 years agoMSMember
Just general BS from the airline. Of course you can put more than one board in the bag as long as it doesn’t exceed the allowed weight.
Also you will be unlikely to actually get your board… apparently Chambery airport has a weight restriction so they just leave all skis and boards at home…great.
Agree, awful airline!Posted 5 years agotumbleweedMember
I returned from France last weekend flying Manchester to Grenoble. It was my first time flying Jet2 and I was quite impressed. We had the same small print about skis per bag. We chose to take the chance and got away with it without any questions asked, two sets of skis / poles in a double ski bag.Posted 5 years ago
We are near Derby and have booked Bristol as it’s £169 cheaper each. Booked this morning and off to Val d’Isere in Chalet Valpierre. Looking forward to it, just don’t want the hassle with boards being left behind.
Who did you fly from Birmingham with?
Anyone flown to/from Chambery, is it as bad as people make out?Posted 5 years agojota180Member
If there’s a lot of bikes, skis, double bass’ etc going on any particular flight, there’s always going to be potential that it doesn’t all get on or they run out of time loading it, if lots turn up later rather than sooner.Posted 5 years ago
Try to choose less popular times/days to fly to locations that attract lots of equipment.
You will probably be fine. I flew to Chambery from Bristol last year and there were no problems. It was BMI Baby though. I actually thought that there was nobody flying to Chambery from Bristol this year, but I guess Jet2 have stepped into BMI’s shoes.
We flew from Brum with Flybe. Was very good. Small plane with 2 seats either side but they were very spacious! Turin airport pretty good too.Posted 5 years ago
Anyone flown to/from Chambery, is it as bad as people make out?
It’s a small airport catering pretty much exclusively to low cost airlines. It’s only open in winter. They don’t have the greatest of radar or runway de-icing facilities – they can only take a small number of planes on stand.
It’s surrounded by mountains so only has a single, daytime(iirc) approach and at the end of the runway is a lake which is like a magnet for fog. It’s not conviently situated for any hotels or, well, anything really.
I think given all of this they do pretty well. If thereris snow at Chambery – a good winter holiday is likely to ensue or have been enjoyed. The check in girls sometimes have lovely smiles.Posted 5 years ago
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