Norwegian Air - Kayak Friendly?

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joereadickins
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Norwegian Air - Kayak Friendly?

Postby joereadickins » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:47 am

Looking at the specs on their website it would seem creek boats are too long:

"Your gear must not exceed 250 x 79 x 112 cm (L x H x W)"

Anyone got first hand experience with them?

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Norwegian Air - Kayak Friendly?

Postby Six6siX » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:53 pm

Can you keep us up to date with what you find out.

Wound be handy to know for next time.

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Re: Norwegian Air - Kayak Friendly?

Postby box2k2 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:28 pm

Very kayak friendly. Frequently get boats Manchester to Oslo and back with no troubles to date.

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Re: Norwegian Air - Kayak Friendly?

Postby Dan Yates. » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:44 pm

Yep they are ace.

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Re: Norwegian Air - Kayak Friendly?

Postby Six6siX » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:44 am

That's awesome news


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Re: Norwegian Air - Kayak Friendly?

Postby box2k2 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:41 pm

box2k2 wrote:Very kayak friendly. Frequently get boats Manchester to Oslo and back with no troubles to date.


Thought I'd expand on this now I've more time.

We've twice rung customer service to confirm as they don't specifically list kayaks and the conversation has gone something like:

"Is it a surfboard?"
"No"
"Is it a windsurfer?"
"No"
"Then it's an additional bag. £20 each way"

Manchester and Oslo Gaerdemoen have only been interested in the weight in the 3 years we've been going through them (Mamba with kit hidden in it from memory), although I agree that it does fail the dimension test and if they decide to get a tape measure out one day then it'll all be over.

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Re: Norwegian Air - Kayak Friendly?

Postby Mal Grey » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:58 pm

Agreed, great airline. Taken my folding canoe (big feck off bag) through no problems, just under 20kg. Not overly bothered about dimensions, but did check weight.

Not as long as a kayak in its bag, but still pretty huge...

...waiting for it on the conveyor is always a slightly "heart in mouth" moment, though its always turned up. (separate conveyor to normal bags at Gardermoen, but not returning at Gatwick).


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