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Clearly I have reaped. However you are unlikely to get away with it according to FrequentFaller who commented earlier and now I shan't risk it.
I am hopefully able to stop others making the same mistake as me.
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I’ve just returned from Les Arcs and flew easyJet LGW to GVA

I purchased the 20 kg “small” sports equipment baggage for skis and did not pay for any extra hold luggage

I took a Dakine double ski bag and packed skis, helmet and spare clothes inside

My carry on is the largest size allowed by easyJet, in this I packed ski boots and all other ski equipment and clothing, the rational being that if the ski bag is lost i just need to rent a pair of skis

At LGW (North terminal) go to the hold luggage drop off area and print out the luggage tag, secure tag to ski bag and walk to the end (right hand side as you look at the check in area) of the drop off area where you can hand over your ski bag, it will be scanned and put on the luggage belt

My ski bag was not weighed on the way out

Skis in GVA are picked up at the end of the baggage hall

On our return at GVA we went to the easyJet desk where they checked us in and weighed the ski bags, ski bags where tagged by the easyJet staff, we then took them around the corner to the ski bag drop off

Ski pick up at LGW was on the same baggage carousel as regular baggage
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I've done that before. Now they've increased the hold bag allowance and the dimensions fit my ski bag so I opted for that Plus I'm flying out of Luton.
I should probably have gone with Large sports item. I take two or three sets of skis and have large ski boots.
It does say on there site. If the sports item isn't listed, put it down as hold luggage and ensure its within the wait limit. So all very ambiguous.
However, after speaking to them there adamant that skis go separately.
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So...Finally a result. It's all about talking to the member of staff who care enough to accommodate you. Third time lucky.
EasyJet have upgraded me from 26kg hold luggage to large sports equipment . Maximum 32kg bag. I've told them it will contain all my equipment and several skis.
.it' with cost you an extra £10 for large sports equipment £84 Total apposed to small £74. Not bad for the extra allowance just speak to customer service on the phone and request Other large sports equipment. I hope this is helpful
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Armed with my email that said that small sports equipment of skis and boots mean you could check in 2 bags - a ski bag and a boot bag, I checked in at Innsbruck preparing to have to argue the point , but no , nice smile from the check-in agent and directed to put the boot bag on the normal belt then the ski bag to the oversized. (Cant remember if Easyjet weighed the ski bag, BA certainly did, didn't matter as I knew they were all fine.)

Doesnt of course increase the weight you can carry but increased the bags you can pack it in and the volume with two bags rather than one.

Excepting for the fact that Easyjet then lost the ski bag I was quite pleased with the result.
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@LeglesWonder, did you have any issues "travelling" with multiple pairs of skis in one ski back for the large sports equipment charge? I potentially want to take 2 x adults skis and 1 x kids skis in one bag with Easyjet.
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I have had no trouble carrying three pairs in one ski bag on the small sports option. They were 1adults 1junior and 1 kids and were under the 20kg limit and no questions asked. Plus a boot bag under that baggage allowance as well!
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ster wrote:
I have had no trouble carrying three pairs in one ski bag on the small sports option. They were 1adults 1junior and 1 kids and were under the 20kg limit and no questions asked. Plus a boot bag under that baggage allowance as well!


Excellent cheers, will have to get weighing!!
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Dont forget though that you can still use the pooling aspect so the ski bag can be more than 20kg as long as your TOTAL check-in weight is what you bought and nothing individually weight more than 32 kg.

The large sports allowance is really just another 12kg of allowance you are buying.
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@ster, yeh good point, £10 for 12kg ain't bad though if I need it!
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Do check their current rules. But that extra weight is what your handluggage is for!

Good luck.
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ster wrote:
Do check their current rules. But that extra weight is what your handluggage is for!

Good luck.


Boots will be in hand luggage Smile
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To carry skis and boots you must pay for skis and boots. Weight must then be within the limits for your group booking. We had 3 cases, 3 sets of skis and boots, 120kg allowance.
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This letter from Easyjet might help on this thread.... http://bit.ly/2GjIEIs
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Just returned from Austria via Easyjet, and again, we just booked luggage only, not sports luggage. It was fine. No questions asked apart from, you booked this as sports luggage, to which we answered, not just standard. That was it. Mate got to check in his ski boots on the way back for free. Saves a few quid for sure.

Noted: we booked in September and since then they've changed the maximum weight allowance I think from 20kg to 15kg, might be a struggle next year.
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EJ hold luggage is now 15kg or 23kg and then you can add weight in 3kg increments up to 32kg.
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Can i get some advice, im about to book to fly to geneva using easyjet on the 21st april, i will be taking a dakine low roller bag, which will have everything i need (board, boots, bindings and clothing. The dimensions will be less than the 275cm easyjet restriction. Do i book as normal hold luggage or sports equipment?

Also is the self service bag drop at southend, stansted and geneva (for the return journey).
Thanks
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Our 2-person bag with the essentials except helmets and goggles is 27 kg. Not sure if we can pull it off and reserve a large 32kg windsurf board allowance, but use it for snowboards.
We do not want to carry another bag, just this one. Another approach is to add a checked-in hold luggage of 15kg to the bill, but still go with 1 bag.

Any ideas please?
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EARNEST,

Why not take a maximum size hand luggage bag each as well? There's no weight limit on hand luggage and they allow a generously sized bag each. 2 of us manage to travel with a (shared) double ski bag and hand luggage each for a 3 week trip, though admit we are happy not to be fashionistas of the après ski scene wink
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We can’t put anything heavy from the 27kg bag except thermals, snowboard one piece, socks and undies. I doubt that would be 7kg
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@LeglesWonder and @hd,
I've always just checked in my ski bags (both the skinny kind and a ski trolley) as normal hold bags. Never a problem leaving the U.K., once a problem in France (or was it Switzerland?) but I insisted to see the manager on site and so was fine to leave. Toofy Grin
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Does anyone know if in Geneva Easyjet obliges you to use their check-in desk, or do they by now have a hold luggage drop-off as they do at Gatwick (thus by-passing any check-in desk checks and questions?
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Does anyone know if in Geneva Easyjet obliges you to use their check-in desk, or do they by now have a hold luggage drop-off as they do at Gatwick (thus by-passing any check-in desk checks and questions Puzzled ?
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@chri, April this year Easyjet check in desk at Geneva, no alternative.
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@chri, Last Tuesday still only check in desks for EJ at Geneva.
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Bum!
thanks, cad99uk and Peter w. How meticulously did they check the contents of your bags?
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@chri, what are you trying to hide! My last trip was one ski bag with two adult skis and one junior pair which wasn't questioned at GVA
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