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sob
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PostSubject: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:36 am

Hi Bros,

any one travelled with Silkair for golf trips before?
Like to find out if they are sticky with golf bag allowances?

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:46 am

Yup. . They are Ok. . How heavy is your golf bag? Any exotic place you would like to share with us that you are going? Basketball
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:52 am

I was overload on my last trip from Pekanbaru with a golf bag and they let me through... about 4 kgs over...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:29 pm

what would be max weight for golf bag in Silk Air? thx
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:35 pm

I had my "standard" golf bag checked in without fuss with SilkAir before. "Standard" as you would normally deem what you would have in your golf bag when you play locally.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:36 pm

It depends on who you meet at the check-in counter. Without any prejudice, guys usually are more "bo chup" than girls with regards to weighty issues.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:37 pm

eqtrend wrote:
what would be max weight for golf bag in Silk Air? thx
I don't think there's a max weight bro... It's total weight 20 kgs
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:20 pm

It's good to know that Silkair would be less sticky, checked the website and it says excess is USD8/kg.

Exploring Bandung for next trip, been to Thailand for the last few trips.
Hoping to enjoy some of the nice weather that I heard about.cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:00 pm

except for budget airlines, golf bad excess shld be ok. silkair not a budget airline, just that short haul destination.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:34 pm

sob wrote:
It's good to know that Silkair would be less sticky, checked the website and it says excess is USD8/kg.

Exploring Bandung for next trip, been to Thailand for the last few trips.
Hoping to enjoy some of the nice weather that I heard about.cheers
Don't worry mate. . Unless you are bringing a dozen boxes of golf balls 5 pairs of shoes and use 130g of steel shafts you are absolutely safe. ..

On the trip. I must say Bdg is nice. . I highly recommend you contact Alliandy Golf to enquire about the course fees, help you with the bookings and hotels maybe. . If you are keen. . I also recommend stay at the Padma Hotel... and don't forget to savour all the great food there. . 

Lastly I strongly suggest you go during the weekdays as weekends in Bdg is very crowded with people from Jkt.. and don't forget to get your wide selection of DVDs at 80 cents a piece. ... 

Have a great trip. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:01 pm

kraken wrote:
except for budget airlines, golf bad excess shld be ok. silkair not a budget airline, just that short haul destination.
I don't think it will only happen when flying with budget airlines. I kena from Cathay (Hong Kong to Bangkok) and Silkair (Shenzhen to Singapore) before. In both instances, the check-in counter staffs weigh both my luggage and golf bag and say that I am 10KG++ overweight (My luggage is 20KG and my golf bag is 17KG).

To me, it's really who you meet at the airport. Flew with Singapore Airlines, Tiger Air, Air Asia etc many times, some check-in counter staffs just weigh my luggage to confirm that it is not more than 20KG and then usher me to check-in my golf bag at the odd size luggage area.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:10 pm

Silkair does not charge golf bag as extra or sports luggage. As long as your total checked in luggage is less than 20 kg, you are OK. I'm a Solitaire so I have 40 kg allowance, usually I don't bother with this issue. I only watch my luggage weight when I travel with budget airlines like Jetstar and Scoot.

Air Asia charges golf bag as sports equipment and you pay $25 regardless of weight of your golf bag.

If you are going to Bandung for mainly golf, say 3 days, with Silkair or Jetstar, my advice is this :

Pack your golf clubs/bags, take less clubs (I remove my 60 deg and 3-iron since these 2 clubs are seldom used), get a roomy golf travel jacket, and dump all your toiletry bag, golf shoes, golf balls, golf shirts/pants, socks and under wears etc all into the travel jacket. This should usually be under 20 kg. A standard golf stand bag with 13 clubs and 6 balls weighs about 10-11 kg, assuming steel shafts. Graphite shafts will be even lighter. 

For travel, I normally will use a stand bag which is lighter than cart bag. Get a simple, cheap, no frill, light weight stand bag, so that if the airport handler damage the bag you will not lose much. 

Some of the travel jackets have large pockets where you can pack all your other stuffs anyway.

Then the rest of your luggage you can stuff into a back pack or carry-on.

For Bandung, only Mountain View and Giri Gahana are good and worth playing. On weekdays, you can just walk in and get the standard rates, same as what you can get through golf booking agents.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:07 pm

Thanks guys for the info

Planning to play four days in Bandung, so far narrow down to four courses

Mountain View
Dago Endah
Giri Gahana
AcraManikraya

Have read a few reviews on the first three seems ok, anyone played the last course?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:10 pm

bro sob, I was golfing in Bandung last month. 

I flew Silkair (S$215). 20 kgs is the official limit (golf bag, boston bag and etc). At the check-in in Changi, they told me that they will allow up to 29kgs. This is my experience but my advice is do not exceed 20kgs because we do not know how the Indonesian side will response.

I also highly recommend Alliandy. I engaged him too and am very pleased with his service. You will have peace of mind and just enjoy your golf, makan, shopping, massage and whatever. Mai siong nao!

I played Mt. View twice (it is that beautiful). No kidding, you may be mistaken that you are in a temperate highland. Fairways are tight. No need to bring extra balls. 2nd hand Pro v, TM Penta are all selling cheaper than Singapore and good quality. In fact, we bought and brought them back!

Giri Gahana is more like a resort course. Big fairway, relax play. You would lose more than 3 balls as a result hardly anyone sells used balls. Haha....

Dago Endah is a matured course, cow grass. Course is short, some fairways quite tight. Got its charm. 

Last one, I have never heard off so no comment.

I went during Ramadan. A lot of special promo prices. Downside is that almost everything is closed - KTV, Massage, Sad 

No offence to Indonesians, but the Bandung airport is horrible. 

Enjoy your golfing holidays! The weather is great in Bandung.

Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:12 pm

Giri Gahana - would not  lose more than 3 balls. sorry.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:59 pm

Beehome. Where are your photos?? Laughing 

Bdg airport had been upgraded. . A lot better now. . Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:43 pm

bro Chien, sorry no photos of Bandung becos I thought as it is near hence many Grians would hv been there b4. Furthermore there are many kind Indonesian bros here to advise us.

You are not thinking of convincing your better half to go there, are you? Very Happy There is nothing interesting there for her Wink 

You are kidding, right? Abt the airport. There is only 1 baggage carousel. The waiting area is smaller than an HDB living room. 3 immigration counters (only 2 opened when I was there) to cater for a planeload of abt 250 passengers! 
After getting out of the airport, we have to wait for our van in the middle of the road. 

Or you mean the a/m is considered upgraded? Rolling Eyes.  Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:06 pm

Thank you Bro BeeHome for the feedback!
No massages after the games?
That is too bad!

So dago endah is cow grass eh?is it any good?

If not  might do 2 on mountain view and 
two on giri.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:24 pm

bro sob, Don't mention.

Massages have - we found a way somehow. hehe..

Dago Endah - it is like a bigger version of Greens fairways. Some ppl do not like cow grass so it depends. Like I hv mentioned it has its charm.

Giri Gahana can be boring depending on your standard. I am a high handicapper so it was still ok. 2 of my kakis (single hcpper) do not like it. Too easy, not many water/sand hazards, OB, no nothing, no challenge they said.

Mt View is a MUST play.

What u can do is this - play Mt.View on the 1st day. Play Giri on the 2nd day then u decide which course to play day 3 n 4. they are very flexible on weekdays.

And yes, do not go on weekends. Bandung is jam packed with ppl from Jakarta. WEEKDAYS - Mon to Thurs.

Have fun! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Golf bag allowances with Silkair   Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:52 pm

Bandung airport is worst than train station. Haha but the lounge not too bad lah, opened back door straight away on the runway.
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