United Airlines Waives Service Fees For Surfboards
To celebrate California recently naming surfing as the state's official sport, United Airlines, California's global airline, is getting onboard and removing the service fees for surfboards for customers traveling to or from California. Effective October 5th, customers traveling with a surfboard, wakeboard or paddleboard on direct United Airlines or United Express itineraries that originate or end at any California airport will not have to pay the previous $150 or $200 service fee to check these items. The regular checked-bag fee will apply.
To help preserve California's coast and oceans, United is donating $50,000 to Sustainable Surf, a California-based environmental nonprofit that operates as an innovation lab using surfing as a force for good—to solve the ocean health crisis by 2050.