I am travelling to Mexico in December.
I have thoroughly read Sunwing's baggage allowance on their website. I have talked with Sunwing customer service more than once.
I have been verbally told by Sunwing customer service that ALL scuba equipment MUST be packaged separately in a separate 'rigid/hard-shelled container to be stored in the baggage compartment in the aircraft'. After talking with Sunwing customer service I was told this meant scuba equipment must be transported in this way in either a hard-shelled suitcase, or a plastic storage tote that you can buy at Walmart. I have been told that they allow an excess 20kg for this transport of scuba equipment over and above their checked baggage limit of 20kg and their carry-on baggage limit of 5kg.
I have read their description of Scuba Equipment, and it includes all necessary scuba equipment (regulator, air supply, pressure gauge, tank harness, face mask, fins, snorkel, knife, spear gun, air pistol, and safety vest/BCD), however Sunwing's written description does not include: a 'wet suit' or 'dry suit' or 'scuba boots' or 'scuba hood' or 'scuba gloves'.
I want to know if anyone has had recent experience with Sunwing with packing their scuba equipment separately as required by Sunwing, and if so, did you pack any of the following: either a wet/dry suit and/or scuba boots/hood/gloves, did you pack this in with your other scuba equipment, in this extra hard-shelled container separate from your checked luggage as Sunwing requested?
I want to know if anyone knows whether Sunwing considers these articles as 'clothing' or 'scuba equipment', because Sunwing does not allow 'clothing' to be packed in with your other scuba gear.
I leave for Mexico in less than two days. Does anyone have an answer for me?