worldwide board charges by airlinehttp://www.surferliving.com/airline-boardbag-charges
united policyhttp://www.united.com/web/en-US/content ... ports.aspx
United Airlines will accept surfboards or wakeboards as checked baggage as long as they are packed in an appropriate surfboard or wakeboard bag that does not weigh more than 99.9 pounds. The service charge for a surfboard or wakeboard bag is $100 (each way) for travel between the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and $200 (each way) for all other travel.
The skeg/fin must be removed or well padded. The entire board must be encased in a suitable container to avoid scratching. United Airlines shall not be liable for damage to a surfboard. Excess Valuation may not be purchased for a surfboard/wakeboard.
Surfboards, wakeboards and surfboard bags weighing more than 99.9 pounds (45.3 kg) will not be accepted as checked baggage.
Note: On United Airlines flights, surfboards, wakeboards or surfboard bags greater than 115 inches (292 cm) in length will not be accepted as checked baggage. On United Express flights, surfboards, wakeboards or surfboard bags greater than 80 inches (203 cm) in length will not be accepted as checked baggage.
Surfboards and wakeboards will be transported subject to load capacities of the aircraft on any itinerary involving a United Express flight.
Surfboards and wakeboards will not be accepted during an excess baggage embargo when no excess baggage is allowed. Exception: Surfboards will be accepted to Costa Rica during an embargo period.
[BTW i undertsand that 2 boards in one bag is charged as one if less than 99.9 lbs]