I just wanted to make sure that you are aware that British Airways is planning to ban surfboards on all its flights from 6 November.
We have heard unconfirmed reports that the reason for this is that the new baggage handling equipment at London Heathrow Terminal 5 is not designed to deal with large items.
We are extremely concerned that other carriers will follow BA’s lead.
I feel that the strongest argument against the ban will come from companies in the surf travel industry that depend on people being able to take their surfboards on holiday with them. We need to make airlines see that the simple act of banning surfboards on flights will have serious knock on consequences for people and communities that depend on surf tourism.
If you feel that this issue will affect you and your business, please make your feelings known to BA, and the local press and media in your area.
BA Postal Address:
British Airways plc,
PO Box 365,