British Airways have decided to ban the carriage of surfboards on all flights as of the 6th November 2007. This move is absolutely outrageous and means that surfers (including professionals) cannot carry their boards with them when they travel. A Facebook Group: British Airways Surfboard Ban has been set-up and I would urge fellow surfers to join and lobby them. Even if you don’t fly BA, this move will more than likely have a knock-on effect and other airlines will follow suit.
It is like saying to Golfers or cyclists that they can’t take their equipment with them when they travel, absolute bulls*it, unless they change their policy, my last trip to Brazil will be the final time I deal with BA.