United Airlines is hoping to create a wave as the first choice carrier for surfers heading to California.
United has now eliminated the hefty fees for carrying a surfboard, wakeboard or paddleboard.
Now surfers traveling to or from any airport in California just pay the regular checked bag fee instead of the special handling fee which was up to $200.
As further proof of its surfer-friendly credentials United is donating $50,000 to environmental non-profit Sustainable Surf.
“California made it official: surfing is our state sport. We want to make it easier for customers to surf our beautiful beaches, whether they’re visiting or call the Golden State home,” said Janet Lamkin, United’s president for California. ~’
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