Ski Equipment Transport
Posted: 16 October 2013 05:32 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Just read piece on your website re the new Valet Alpin service for skis, boots etc. Interesting but perhaps complicated. You ought to look at a simpler solution that’s run for a couple of years very well - Piste of Mind - http://www.pisteofmind.com  At quite friendly prices they collect your gear from your home a few days before you travel and deliver to your chalet or hotel. It’s there when you arrive. When you leave they collect and return everything to your home a few days later. Simple, good value and very reliable. I’ve used them a couple of times and have no connection than as a satisfied customer. And there’s a discount if you belong to Ski Club GB. Well worth a try.
Peter

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Posted: 15 April 2015 02:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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In Finland we don’t have that kind of state of the art services, but

  FINNAIR (National Airliner)

allowes customer to take 23 kg bag as Gargo and 8 kg as a hand luggage.

I know this sounds silly, but if you travel with somebody, this is how to do it

  1. Bag 1 - 23 kg of gear/clothing (I’d say 11,5 kg is enough?)
  2. Bag 2 - 23 kg of skiing equipment
  3. Hand 1 - 8 kg of personal stuff
  4. Hand 2 - 8 kg of personal stuff

No extra fees and with wheel-skibag it’s quite ok.

As father of 3 y girl we add

  5. Bag 3 - 23 kg of “toys/clothes”
  6. Hand 3 - 8 kg of “more toys”
  7. Strollies approx. 18 kg
  8. safetyseat approx. 10 kg

With NO extra fees. Though you had to haul everything by yourself.

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Posted: 16 February 2016 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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teha - 15 April 2015 02:33 AM

In Finland we don’t have that kind of state of the art services, but

  FINNAIR (National Airliner)

allowes customer to take 23 kg bag as Gargo and 8 kg as a hand luggage.

I know this sounds silly, but if you travel with somebody, this is how to do it

  1. Bag 1 - 23 kg of gear/clothing (I’d say 11,5 kg is enough?)
  2. Bag 2 - 23 kg of skiing equipment
  3. Hand 1 - 8 kg of personal stuff
  4. Hand 2 - 8 kg of personal stuff

No extra fees and with wheel-skibag it’s quite ok.

As father of 3 y girl we add

  5. Bag 3 - 23 kg of “toys/clothes”
  6. Hand 3 - 8 kg of “more toys”
  7. Strollies approx. 18 kg
  8. safetyseat approx. 10 kg

With NO extra fees. Though you had to haul everything by yourself.

But what if you’re going to travel with a friend who has a disability?
What are the things that we need to take with us?

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Posted: 24 February 2016 01:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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danialeandro - 16 February 2016 10:36 AM
teha - 15 April 2015 02:33 AM

In Finland we don’t have that kind of state of the art services, but

  FINNAIR (National Airliner)

allowes customer to take 23 kg bag as Gargo and 8 kg as a hand luggage.

I know this sounds silly, but if you travel with somebody, this is how to do it

  1. Bag 1 - 23 kg of gear/clothing (I’d say 11,5 kg is enough?)
  2. Bag 2 - 23 kg of skiing equipment
  3. Hand 1 - 8 kg of personal stuff
  4. Hand 2 - 8 kg of personal stuff

No extra fees and with wheel-skibag it’s quite ok.

As father of 3 y girl we add

  5. Bag 3 - 23 kg of “toys/clothes”
  6. Hand 3 - 8 kg of “more toys”
  7. Strollies approx. 18 kg
  8. safetyseat approx. 10 kg

With NO extra fees. Though you had to haul everything by yourself.

But what if you’re going to travel with a friend who has a disability?
What are the things that we need to take with us?

Check from the airliner sites. Since I’ve never travelled with disabled I can’t tell
what is allowed or needed, though Common Sense would “advise” that you can
take ALL the neccessary equipment you need to be able to move around - sticks,
wheelchair, etc.

As an example Finnair will carry your rollator for free, but you can’t take it to the
cabin - it will be carried as gargo and you will get a personal assistant with wheelchair
to be able to get on plane.

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