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Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
« on: November 16, 2008, 01:34:45 PM »
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  • BALLS, we cannot find anything unrelated to Orbitz & 2nd hand sales. I want the Lasca airlines website? trying to find out the surfboard baggage fees & Flight info but cannot seem to find the site. Is it under the TACA airlines site, WTF?

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    Re: Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
    « Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008, 02:21:47 PM »
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  • OK so after calling TACA it is the same. Anyone know any houses around the Tamarindo area that sleep 6 to 8 relatively cheap? Dont have to display it publically but PM me if you have a number or site to look at.

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    Re: Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
    « Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008, 07:21:34 PM »
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    Re: Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
    « Reply #3 on: November 17, 2008, 09:57:56 AM »
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  • We called & you can have up to 2 bags at 50lbs even if theyre surfboards, for free with 1 carry on. Anything over 50 lbs is 95 bucks. Theyre not very clear on their site but American Airlines is $100.00 a board each way. YUK! Seems like they just bend ya over on surfboards huh?

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    Re: Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
    « Reply #4 on: November 17, 2008, 10:01:50 AM »
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  • We called & you can have up to 2 bags at 50lbs even if theyre surfboards, for free with 1 carry on. Anything over 50 lbs is 95 bucks. Theyre not very clear on their site but American Airlines is $100.00 a board each way. YUK! Seems like they just bend ya over on surfboards huh?

    Sure do.  Have you heard about that website that is protesting the unfair surfboard bag fees?   ;)
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    Re: Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
    « Reply #5 on: November 17, 2008, 10:08:36 AM »
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  • Tamarindo is a zoo.

    Taca charges more these days than $50 - it's $95 now (got me with the increase last time i went to el sal). i still really like Taca. have never once lost my boards (american lost them for 4 days and delta lost them once, i think) they don't fly into liberia, though and i hate flying into san jose.

    From Taca's website:
    If you check them as part of your free baggage allowance (2 pieces), you may take up to 2 surfboards within one same bag per passenger. The charge for this bag is US$95 each one, each way - with the exception on routes between Miami and San Jose, and any route from or to Brazil, in which case, the charge for these bags is US$50 each one, each way
    If you check them as extra luggage, they are considered standby bags, and an additional charge of US$100 applies, each one, each way.

    Here are a few tips to pack your surfboards that you may find useful:




    Fins must be removed
    Surfboards with attached fins are accepted, as long as you sign a form that releases the airline from responsibility on any damages to the equipment.
    Neither clothing nor any other articles are permitted inside the surfboard bags.
    Damaged packaging and/or packaging not resistant to normal handling are not accepted.
    Damaged surfboard are not accepted either.

    You may not transport as part of your baggage:




    Windsurfing boards
    Kayaks
    Surfboards exceeding 12ft/3.7mts in length
    Diving tanks

    Please contact TACA CARGO for more information on how to transport this type of sports equipment.

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    Re: Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
    « Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 10:11:27 AM »
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  • flew lacsa to sjo rt last year.  buddies had two 8 foot soft cases, i had a 9 foot santa monica hard case.  all boards arrived fine there and back and were all unscathed.  charged us $50 a bag going there but we all talked our way out of it on the way back (with a male attendant too!).  good experience, great trip.  oh and we all packed three boards each.

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    Re: Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
    « Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008, 10:19:00 AM »
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  • i take that back - it wasn't el sal when the increase was in effect, but last time we went to CR in may of this year. increase is recent. that said, we brought 3 board bags and 10 boards, and it was $95 for each of 2 bags and $110 for the third.

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    Re: Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
    « Reply #8 on: November 17, 2008, 11:29:02 AM »
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  • yea we'll just see once we get to the airport. We can make a stink about it.

    What do you think is better, 1 bag with 2 boards or 2 bags with one board each?

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    Re: Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
    « Reply #9 on: November 17, 2008, 12:31:06 PM »
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  • definitely fewer bags with more boards per bag! i've never had them open my bags. and the TACA counter people usually have no idea how fat a bag is supposed to look or even what's in it. they usually ask, "what is that?" when they see my bag. i always have 2 or 3 boards in mine and have never had them open it. I just say i padded it really well.

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    Re: Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
    « Reply #10 on: November 18, 2008, 08:19:31 AM »
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  • I will probably just have my Lost short board & Brides 7'8 Birch in 1 bag hopefully. We need to find a place around Tamarindo but doesn't have to be in it. Just want to be close enough to it so that the gals can surf too. If we go somewhere heavy or big, they wont surf & thats the wifey's biggest complaint is that at her level of surfing, its always to much for her & she doesn't enjoy the trip. She doesn't wanna sit on a beach & watch us, she wants to surf. I know tamarindo is crazy so we wanna look around out side there. Find something chill & not to pricey but something that at least has hot water.

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    Re: Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
    « Reply #11 on: November 20, 2008, 09:42:17 PM »
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  • nosara , mal pais , playa negra ,

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    Re: Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
    « Reply #12 on: November 21, 2008, 08:54:18 AM »
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  • Our place is BOOKED, SWEET! 

    QUESTION: Anybody ever drive from San Jose to Tamarindo or take one of those charter flights. looks like its complicated to drive ...looked into taking a flight and its only an hour. 80 bucks each way and $15 for boards. not looking forward to flying 5 hours then driving for another 5!  eek

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    Re: Lasca Airlines, How the fark do you find their website?
    « Reply #13 on: November 21, 2008, 09:59:00 AM »
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  • the drive is about 4 1/2 hours i recall, directions are fairly simple (make a left at the Burger king!), but you'll be on a bumpy dirtroad for at least an hour towards the end (they may have paved it since, i did the drive maybe 5 or 6 years ago)...anyhow, depending on flight arrival, you may get there in the dead of night, which we did and for awhile we thought we were lost as there isn't much signage on the way. The drive is somewhat nice if you're a first timer in CR. I'd take the flight if you can. You don't really need a car there if you can organize little charters to take you other places besided Tamarindo. (Witches Rock surf camp does those).
    it's 6AM, have you seen a donkey?