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Crystal Ski Carriage Limits

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I've booked ski carriage into my Crystal holiday, but just spotted in the small print that the bag is only allowed to contain one set of skis (https://www.crystalski.co.uk/our-policies/terms-and-conditions/transport-information/).

Does anyone have any recent experience with Crystal/TUI ski carriage - how strict are they in checking for a second set?


Cheers, Rob.
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Recently flew from Manchester, all that was checked was the weight (23kg). Some of our party had all kinds of stuff (including extra skis) rammed inside.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Crystal has never open and checked any of our ski/board carriages.


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I have occasionally put 2 sets of skis in one bag when flying with Crystal and never had a problem...and keep to the allowed weight.

Just be warned, that if anything happens you may only be covered for 1 set.


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I always put a board and skis in my board bag, never been queried.
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Flew with TUI 3 weeks ago. Sports Equipment-20kg. Put what you like in there. We had 2 pairs plus all manner of stuff. FYI, skis are approx 7kg per pair as a rough guide.
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We've never just had one pair of skis in our bag, usually 2 and occasionally 3 (but that did mean taking the bindings off). We've flown with Tui from Manchester many times and nobody has ever looked in the bag. Neither have Jet2, BA, Austrian or Air Dolomiti.

As mentioned above I think it's a way for the airline to limit their liability if they lose your bag but that's what insurance is for...
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
As above, flown with all the main TOs over the last 45 years or so, most recently Crystal (out of dublin) two snowboards, boots, bindings spare gloves spare jacket and 'pants', helmet, goggles, spares, tools, boot dryers, etc weight on the way 19kg and on the way back 22kg. No issues at either end.
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I believe the one pair rule is purely down to the fact that if they loose your skis, they’ll only pay for the hire of one pair (unless a double ski bag has been paid for - not sure that’s even an option these days though). We used to take two pairs but remove bindings to help the person lugging the bag. These days we take it on the chin & have one each & ram it full with other bits. Oh for the days of £15 ski carriage.
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Two pairs of skis and ancillary kit - no problem with any airline in recent times.
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Thanks all. We normally take the skis with BA who charge by the bag, so we've never even thought about it. The website goes on about increased fuel costs and people taking the p%ss, but it's a 9-year-old policy which it sounds like they don't bother enforcing any more.
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The check in lady at Glasgow for tui / Crystal to salzburg did ask if our bag contained one or 2 pairs of skis, (paid for 1 carriage) but I told her 2 ,fully expecting some charge, but she just noted it down and said no more.
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Only issue is as said if your skis don't arrive TO will only pay for hire of one set if that's what you booked for carriage.
Have personal experience of this rolling eyes
Skis have only went awol one time in all our trips but they didn't catch up with us tell the Wednesday night.
I have been on a few other flights where some skis were not loaded but we were lucky.
Have switch to hire skis now as I cannot be bothered lugging them around airports anymore.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
I had two sets of skis and my boots. I think it came in at 23kg. Caused a bit of agro at Bristol airport. As my luggage was light I argued the toss that both were under the limit when combined. Managed to get away with it.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Has anyone had any issues with taking a larger wheelie ski bag and a suitcase? Crystal state:

‘You can use one of the larger wheelie bags by paying the £50 return carriage charge, with a checked baggage allowance of 23kg total. If you choose this option, no other hold baggage is allowed.’

We have a Thule Roundtrip which I usually put 2 pairs of skis, my boots and some other bits and bobs, plus we each have a suitcase and a boot bag (always come in under weight limit). We’ve never had an issue before but have always travelled with Neilson, this is the first Crystal trip.
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