How Steep is the Cost of Taking Ski Equipment to the Slopes? APH Has All the Information

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Airport Parking and Hotels (http://www.aph.com), the long stay airport parking and travel extras specialist, is offering skiers advice on avoiding excess baggage charges when taking ski equipment abroad. Skiers and snowboarders can log onto here to find a comparison table outlining the baggage restrictions and charges they could face this winter. With many airlines making changes to weight limits and charges, the Know Before You Go section of the APH website helps keeps skiers ahead of airport and travel news.

The table compares the baggage costs and the weight allowance offered by 16 leading airlines and gives skiers an indication of which airlines charge extra for carrying ski equipment and which ones don't. Five of the airlines researched do not include ski equipment in travellers' baggage allowance, with Flybe charging up to £20 each way. Other airlines charging an additional fee to check in ski equipment include Easyjet, Ryanair and BMI all of whom charge £15.

On the other hand most other airlines do include ski and snowboard equipment within the free baggage allowance, with a number of airlines offering a 'special ski rate' which either includes an extra 3kg allowance per person or a 33% discount from the excess charge.

To ensure travellers don't receive any unexpected charges, skiers can also make sure they are within their luggage limits before arriving at the airport, with the APH's luggage scales situated at it's Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham off-airport car parks. APH also provides an online one-stop shop for skiers too, by offering discounted in-resort ski hire, lift passes and resort guides. To get further information go to http://www.aph.com    

Airport Parking and Hotels Ltd (APH) has over 20 years' experience as a retailer of pre-booked airport parking. It offers parking at 18 UK airports, ports and Eurotunnel terminals plus airport hotels packaged with parking, airport lounges, travel insurance, car hire and holiday taxis.

To make a reservation please contact Airport Parking and Hotels on tel:
01342 733 0515 or visit http://www.aph.com

Press information: For further press information, please contact: Stefanie Douch, Sarah Falkingham or Sam Crossfield, t: 020 7681 6272, e: sarah(at)goshpr.co.uk / sam(at)goshpr.co.uk

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