Surf’s Up, Wheels Up at United Airlines

By Anonymous

Air carrier is buying some much-needed goodwill by waiving fees for surfboards heading to or from California.

United Airlines, not particularly well-known for gentle handling of its passengers or cargo, has a new way to generate some much needed goodwill.

Starting on Friday, customers traveling to or from California won’t have to pay an extra service fee to check a surfboard, wakeboard or paddleboard. United made the announcement to “celebrate California recently naming surfing as the state’s official sport,” the company said in a press release Thursday.