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PostSubject: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:03 am

Can anyone advise how is golf bag included in personal baggage allowance for SIA flights?

This is extracted from SIA website:
Golfing equipment
A standard charge of 6kg will be applied on the golfing equipment if its weight and your other checked baggage exceed the free allowance entitled to you. This is applicable up to a maximum excess of 15kg for the golf equipment. Normal excess baggage charges will apply for any excess weight beyond 15kg.

A passenger baggage allowance  on standard Economy flights should be 20kg. 

Example:

[th]Normal Baggage [/th][th] Normal Baggage Charge[/th][th] Golf Equipment[/th][th] Golf Equipment Charge[/th][th] Total Excess Charge[/th]
30 kg10 kg10 kg6 kg16 kg
30 kg10 kg20 kg6 kg + 5 kg21 kg
30 kg10 kg3 kg3 kg13 kg
For excess baggage charges between zones, please click here

This special charge is only applicable to one set of golf equipment per customer.

One set of golf equipment is deemed to comprise:


  • 1 golf bag containing not more than 14 golf clubs


  • Maximum of 12 golf balls


  • 1 pair of golf shoes


  • Golf tees


  • Any additional golf sets shall be charged according to the standard excess baggage charges.



For travel to/from the United States, each golf set will be considered as one piece of luggage under the piece system, and any excess baggage will be charged.

From the SIA website, this is how I interpreted:
golf bag will not be counted as additional piece of baggage if golf bag + check in baggage do not exceed personal baggage allowance which should be 20kg for standard SQ Economy flights.

If golf bag + check in baggage exceeded personal baggage allowance, it will be charged up to 6 kg excess baggage charge up to maximum of 15 kg for golf bag.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:26 am

Dun think they check what you have in the bag.

They more concerned with the weight.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:55 am

Customs may check, especially if you buy new clubs/shafts. For GST purposes. Australia customs will check for mud, so make sure your clubs and shoes are clean.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:07 am

pug,

thanks for the info. I am not going to australia.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:19 am

so far in my experience when travelling, they don't get too hung up on your golf bag UNLESS it is a budget airline, then they will definitely charge as that is their biz model, every extra luggage is $$$$$

For major airlines, their air tickets already marked up quite a bit so they don't nitpick, at least that is my experience so far. never been asked to pay money for golf bag. I've played golf as far out as Australia, Mauritius, travelling with my golf bag. so, this is based on my experience

Alfred, if you are flying SQ and taking your golf bag, I think just go to the check in counter, smile, and be nice to the counter lady. If your charm don't work, then just suck it up and pay for whatever extra charge loh. If you already made plans to fly overseas for golf, you already made the commitment (i.e, air ticket booked, hotel booked, golf game booked, etc), if at the airport they wanna charge extra for golf bag, then its just part of the overall commitment
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:26 am

Pocketace,

your charm works but not sure mine!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:33 am

pocketace wrote:
so far in my experience when travelling, they don't get too hung up on your golf bag UNLESS it is a budget airline, then they will definitely charge as that is their biz model, every extra luggage is $$$$$

For major airlines, their air tickets already marked up quite a bit so they don't nitpick, at least that is my experience so far. never been asked to pay money for golf bag. I've played golf as far out as Australia, Mauritius, travelling with my golf bag. so, this is based on my experience

Alfred, if you are flying SQ and taking your golf bag, I think just go to the check in counter, smile, and be nice to the counter lady. If your charm don't work, then just suck it up and pay for whatever extra charge loh. If you already made plans to fly overseas for golf, you already made the commitment (i.e, air ticket booked, hotel booked, golf game booked, etc), if at the airport they wanna charge extra for golf bag, then its just part of the overall commitment
Yes, the only airlines that insist on weighing the golf bag for me so far is all the budget. SQ and TG to Bangkok so far they never mention anything.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:07 am

My recent trip to Johannesburg on SQ, I checked in personal luggage which was abot 19kg plus a golf travel bag weighting 15-16kg. No questions asked but I am on Krisflyer Gold which entitle me additional allowance on overall weight.
But liked what the bros mentioned here, very seldom SQ will question unless yours is way exceed the maximum weight allow.
Only time I kana was on those connecting American flight as most consider golf bag as excess baggage and need to pay.
Anyway, I am flying off to Joberg later this evening again.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:08 am

poresia wrote:
Pocketace,

your charm works but not sure mine!
Yes, Pocketace charm is 2nd to none... Especially at special events.... Laughing 

In any case, I have also never been asked to pay for extra baggage, especially when traveling with wife/family cos the weight get shared among the travelers.. 

Any exciting destination you looking to go which you would like to share with us??
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:23 am

poresia wrote:
Can anyone advise how is golf bag included in personal baggage allowance for SIA flights?

From the SIA website, this is how I interpreted:
golf bag will not be counted as additional piece of baggage if golf bag + check in baggage do not exceed personal baggage allowance which should be 20kg for standard SQ Economy flights.

If golf bag + check in baggage exceeded personal baggage allowance, it will be charged up to 6 kg excess baggage charge up to maximum of 15 kg for golf bag.
SQ and most Star Alliance carriers treat golf bag as sports equipment which entitles you up to 15kg.  

In other words, you are allowed to have a checked in bag up to 20kg plus a golf bag.  But the golf bag must not weight more than 15kg.  Otherwise, the additional charges kicks in.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:28 pm

pug wrote:
Customs may check, especially if you buy new clubs/shafts. For GST purposes. Australia customs will check for mud, so make sure your clubs and shoes are clean.
They did not check the last timr i was there in Perth. But that was a long time ago. But good info to note.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:53 pm

Recently gone to BKK and Hua Hin for golf, my golf bag was weigh in at 18Kg i think, with my bag at 9-10kg, i was let through, luckly. But again i was there really early at the airport before 2 hours flight time. So it depends.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:13 pm

its quite easy to exceed the 15kg mark

i always weigh in around 14-16kg and i intentionally pack light

padded callaway travel bag, stand bag, 6-P, 52deg,56deg,driver,5 wood, 2 sleeves, some tees, plus golf shoes (size 8.5)

dont know how i can shed anymore from my bag
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:09 pm

Golf bag up to 15kg will be treated as 6kg. So if you are entitled to 20kg for economy, you can carry another bag up to 14kg to be absolutely safe. But they normally won't kill you for another 1-2kg.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:04 pm

I think SQ is usually fine...

Better to go to the respective airline website to verify, some restrict the number of luggage that can be checked-in, the rest will have charges.

Recently I went to Bali on Klm, and they insisted on me paying for the additional package staing they had indicated in their website....
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:15 pm

I just did that on Thurs night.

No issues as my bag was 14.5kg.
Just Internet checked in.... Go to counter and get it through. Ta-da!

poresia wrote:
Can anyone advise how is golf bag included in personal baggage allowance for SIA flights?

This is extracted from SIA website:
Golfing equipment
A standard charge of 6kg will be applied on the golfing equipment if its weight and your other checked baggage exceed the free allowance entitled to you. This is applicable up to a maximum excess of 15kg for the golf equipment. Normal excess baggage charges will apply for any excess weight beyond 15kg.

A passenger baggage allowance  on standard Economy flights should be 20kg. 

Example:

[th]Normal Baggage [/th][th] Normal Baggage Charge[/th][th] Golf Equipment[/th][th] Golf Equipment Charge[/th][th] Total Excess Charge[/th]
30 kg10 kg10 kg6 kg16 kg
30 kg10 kg20 kg6 kg + 5 kg21 kg
30 kg10 kg3 kg3 kg13 kg
For excess baggage charges between zones, please click here

This special charge is only applicable to one set of golf equipment per customer.

One set of golf equipment is deemed to comprise:


  • 1 golf bag containing not more than 14 golf clubs


  • Maximum of 12 golf balls


  • 1 pair of golf shoes


  • Golf tees


  • Any additional golf sets shall be charged according to the standard excess baggage charges.



For travel to/from the United States, each golf set will be considered as one piece of luggage under the piece system, and any excess baggage will be charged.

From the SIA website, this is how I interpreted:
golf bag will not be counted as additional piece of baggage if golf bag + check in baggage do not exceed personal baggage allowance which should be 20kg for standard SQ Economy flights.

If golf bag + check in baggage exceeded personal baggage allowance, it will be charged up to 6 kg excess baggage charge up to maximum of 15 kg for golf bag.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:12 pm

SQ lates website update states that from the 15th Nov, all sports equipment will be counted towards your total weight allowances. This includes your golf bags. Any excess will be charged accordingly.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:17 pm

astroboy888 wrote:
SQ lates website update states that from the 15th Nov, all sports equipment will be counted towards your total weight allowances. This includes your golf bags. Any excess will be charged accordingly.
This because they have increase baggage allowance across all classes by 10kg.  Now you are entitled to 30kg check-in baggage in economy class.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:20 pm

That's the same as taking from one hand and giving the other!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:44 pm

astroboy888 wrote:
That's the same as taking from one hand and giving the other!
And it looks like you travel with sports equipment for all your flights.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:26 pm

I've got a multiple sector trip back to Asia starting in Dec with a golf clubs. I'm not even bringing a bag but will pack my clubs in a cardboard box and buy or borrow a bag when it's time to play. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:22 pm

The best airline to take in my opinion for golfing in the Asean region is Silkair. It is usually the best value for $$. Just do not travel during the peak season to certain places like ChiangMai.

Budget airlines may not be cheap after u add the golf bag charges which they usually charge by per sector.
Always compare prices between all the airlines before buying. U will be surprised that some budget airlines may be more expensive. Look out for promotions.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:56 pm

Kakis,
For regular airlines, checking in a set of golf clubs is not an issue. For LCC, you only need to buy up to 15KG of check-in for your golf bag - a set is about that, airlines asks you to buy 20kg or more, that would be a waste of money.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:08 pm

Went bangkok recently took SQ promo fares, my golf bag was 16KG on the weighing machine, SQ did not even said anything.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Bag check-in flights   Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:31 pm

Saw in the ST Life section yesterday. Tiger Airways offer only $1.00 for golf bag charge. Great fare for those who want to golf in this region early 2014. Chiong arh!!!!! bounce
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