Scuba Gear Baggage Fee Calculator
I recently came across a great website: iflybags.com that allows you to quickly calculate the airline baggage fees for your dive gear.
Here’s how it works:
Type in where you’re going, what airline, and whether you’re flying coach, first class, etc. Click check allowances.
iflybags.com displays the baggage allowances and costs for your flight. Below is an example using an American Airlines flight from LAX to Honolulu. Email subscribers may need to click through to view images.
You can also have the site calculate exactly what your baggage fees will be. After typing in your flight info, click calculate baggage fees. You’ll then be prompted to enter in how many bags you have, and how much each one weighs (see example below).
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In addition to being useful pre-flight, I think this could be a great tool when researching flights. An airline that offers a free checked bag might be a better value than a flight that costs $20 less.