Friday, October 26, 2007

BA bans surfboards

A ban on certain items of bulky sports equipment will be implemented by British Airways on 6 November.

The airline will stop carrying surfboards, canoes, windsurfing boards and sails, hang gliders, pole vaults and javelins due to their 'large size and handling complexities,' according to a statement on its website.

The decision was made as an attempt to minimise months of luggage backlogs at British Airways, but has provoked outrage by surf trip organisers. There is no refusal to transport other similarly sized items, such as golf clubs and bikes.

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