other travel info

The cheapest flights to South Africa are from London or Amsterdam, and it often works out better to get a connecting flight to either and from there fly to SA.

Airline travel with boards

There are no standardised rules when it comes to airline charges for boards. Some airlines have a fixed fee per boardbag but most are dependant on many factors such as the airport and what time you check-in, the plane's passenger and luggage capacity, your appearance and attitude and most importantly the mood of the person at the check-in counter. Usually bodyboarders will not have to pay excess, unlike longboarders, who sometimes don't get their boards on at all.

Some of the more crucial points to remember include;
- Arrive early, dress well, be polite and smile alot
- Ask your travel agent on airline's policy, and double ...check ..by phoning check-in desk at the airport
- Warn the airline to help them manage their luggage ...capacity
- Some surf agents have already negotiated board ...charges
- Most airlines charge per bag, so pack your boards in ...one ..boardbag
- Always use a tough. durable boardbag, and give extra ...protection to the fins

Local Airports

Cape Town International
The majority of direct international flights arrive in Cape Town
6 hr drive to J-Bay through the Garden Route

check out our Cape Town - JBay - Cape Town surftrips

Port Elizabeth
No direct international flights, must catch connecting flight from Cape Town or Johannesburg Airport

1 hr drive to J-Bay
need a lift to Jeffrey's? Ubuntu will arrange a shuttle to pick you up on arrival in P.E. - R300/£30

 
Surfboards and Airline's Policy
VERY FRIENDLY

QANTAS
SINGAPORE
FRIENDLY
SAA
AERO CALIFORNIA
AIR LANKA
AIR NEW ZEALAND
LUFTHANSA
UNFRIENDLY
AIR FRANCE
AMERICAN
CATHAY

Airline info from World Stormrider guide, the bible of Surf Travel
www.lowpressure.co.uk
VERY UNFRIENDLY
BRITISH AIRWAYS
CONTINENTAL
DELTA
IBERIA
KLM
UNITED

South Africa travel info | Flights Travelling with surfboards to South Africa