Hi all, I've been a bit lax about booking flights for our annual NZ ski trip this year due to a slowdown on work until recently. Our plan for this year is a bit different to previous years in that after spending 8 days in Queenstown, we're going to drive up to Christchurch and spend a couple of days there before flying back to Sydney. I've already booked a Sydney - Queenstown flight with Jetstar. Even with having to pay extra for oversized baggage for the ski bags, they still came in nearly $1K cheaper than any other airline for a family of four. I'm not expecting anything fancy, but I figure we don't need it for a 3 hour flight. My question is for the return trip. At the moment, I am looking at a Qantas/Emirates codeshare flight, as the price is reasonable, and it leaves at 6pm local time, giving us a good chunk of that day to spend in Christchurch. I found the info for travelling with sporting equipment on both airline's websites to be a tad confusing, especially on the Emirates website. There also didn't seem to be an option to pre pay an oversized baggage surcharge, and I don't really want to get stung with an excessive fee at the airport. Has anyone flown with ski equipment on either of these airlines and know what the policy is from experience? For info, my ski bag is 160cm long, and hubby's is 190cm long because he is a giant and needs stupidly long skis.