Costs of travelling with summer sports equipment

summer equipment
With the summer holiday season upon us, many travellers will be looking to fly abroad with bulky sport equipment including surf boards, windsurf equipment, bicycles and diving kit. In order to help holidaymakers plan ahead and get the best deal avoid high on baggage charges when checking-in equipment at the airport, Airport Parking and Hotels has compared the cost of carrying such items on all major airlines.

 

AIRLINE

CHECKED-IN FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE (SHORT HAUL)

CHECKED-IN FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE (LONG HAUL)

SURF AND WINDSURF EQUIPMENT

BICYCLES

DIVING EQUIPMENT

Aer Lingus Weight
• 20kg

Economy Low Fare
• Online: £12 per bag
• At Airport: £24 per bag

Economy Plus Fare
• Fees will apply for the 2nd and subsequent checked bags

Economy Flex Fare
• Fees will apply for the 3rd and  subsequent checked bags

Weight
• 23kg

Economy Low Fare
• 1 bag: No fee

Economy Flex Fare
• 2 bags: No fee

Flights between Ireland and North America
• Part of the free allowance, normal excess baggage rates apply

All Other Flights
• Online: £24 per flight (only surfboards can be booked online)
• At Airport: £32 per flight

Restrictions
• Windsurf equipment can include one Board, one Boom, one Sail and one Mast per person
• Must not exceed 2.77m or 110 inches
• Must be packed in protective packaging

Flights between Ireland and North America
• Part of the free allowance, normal excess baggage rates apply

All Other Flights
• £34.02 per flight

Restrictions
• Maximum of 10 bicycles per flight
• Maximum of 1 bicycle per person, except at stations with high cargo volume restrictions where max. of 6 bicycles
• Maximum of 2 bicycles for regional flights
• Handlebars should be lowered and fixed sideways, pressure of the tyres reduced; pedals inverted, sharp projective parts should be protected with plastic or cardboard to avoid damage to other load

All Flights
• Part of checked baggage if packed in a recognised kit bag and does not exceed the maximum dimensions and weight restrictions

Restrictions
• Any excess baggage will be charged at excess rates
• Cylinders are not permitted for carriage
• Pressure-sensitive devices may need special packaging

Air Canada Weight
• 23kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee
• 2 bags: £45 per flight

Weight
• 23kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee
• 2 bags: £45 per flight
• 2 bags to/from US & UK: £63 per flight

All Flights
• Each surfboard counts as one piece of baggage towards the maximum number of checked bags allowed

Restrictions
• Surfboards are accepted on a space available basis only and should be pre-registered at time
• Must not exceed 203 cm in length and maximum linear dimensions must be less than 277cm

All Flights
• Accepted on space availability basis only
• Count as a single piece of checked baggage

Restrictions
• Maximum weight: 32kg
• Maximum length: 292cm
• Fixed handling charge: £31.42 per single flight
• If baggage count (bicycle + baggage) exceed maximum weight – normal excess baggage fees apply

All Flights

Each of the following counts as one piece of baggage:
• Empty scuba tank
• Air supply regulator
• Pressure gauge
• Tank harness
• Face mask
• Pair of diving fins
• Snorkel
• Knife
• Spear gun
• Air pistol
• Safety vest

Restrictions
• If exceeds checked baggage weight allowance, normal excess baggage fees apply

Air France Weight
• 23kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee

Premium Economy
• 2 bags: No fee

Weight
• 23kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee

Premium Economy
• 2 bags: No fee

All Flights
• Each item counts as one piece of baggage towards the maximum number of checked bags allowed if it does not exceed 107cm

Restrictions
• £59 to £79 if allowance exceeded depending on the trip

All Flights
•  Bicycles are not included in baggage allowance

Fees for bicycles (one way):
• Zone 1: £46.78
• Zone 2: £46.78
• Zone 3: £85.15
• Zone 4: £85.15

Restrictions:
• Maximum weight: 23 kg
• Pedals and front wheel must be removed and attached to frame, handlebar turned to the side parallel to the frame and bicycle should be placed in protective container

All Flights: Diving Equipment (Except Scuba Tanks)
• Included in passengers baggage allowance

Restrictions
• If exceeds checked baggage weight allowance, extra fees apply

All Flights: Scuba Tanks
• Compressed air tanks are accepted in hold
• Must be empty
• Maximum weight: 23kg

Restrictions
• Not included in baggage allowance

Extra fee applies:
• Zone 1: £46.78
• Zone 2: £46.78
• Zone 3: £85.15
• Zone 4: £85.15

Alitalia Weight
• 23kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee

Premium Economy
• 2 bags: No fee

Weight
• 23kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee

Premium Economy
• 2 bags: No fee

Weight
• 23kg

Flights between Europe and North Africa
• £59

U.S. Outbound
• £204

U.S. Inbound
• £157

All Other Flights
• £157

Restrictions
• For some small flights items must be declared at the time of booking
• Passengers must arrive at the check-in desk at least one hour prior to flight departure
• Equipment must be packed in its cases or in a way that protects the items during loading and unloading

All Flights:
• Bicycles count as sports equipment.
• Sports equipment weighing less than 23kg is considered normal luggage and is included in the overall luggage allowance

 

Restrictions:
• Should other luggage be loaded into the hold, an excess surcharge will apply

 

All Flights:
• Diving equipment counts as sports equipment
• Sports equipment weighing less than 23kg is considered normal luggage and is included in the overall luggage allowance

Restrictions:
• Luggage over 23kg will incur and excess surcharge will apply

 

American Airlines Weight
• 23kg

Economy flights
• 1 bag: £16
• 2 bags: £22
• 3 bags or more: £96

 

Weight
• 23kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee
• 2 bags: £48

Advantage Executive Platinum, Platinum and Gold Members:
• 2 bags: No fee

Weight and Size
• 32kg and 320cm

All Flights
• £96 (charge applies to surfboards over 62in / 157cm (length + height + width)

Restrictions
• One windsurf is one board, one mast, boom and sail

All Flights
• Transportation charge applies to bicycles over 62in / 157cm (length + height + width): £95.83
• Bicycles are exempt from oversize / overweight fees
• If passengers are checking in a bicycle and two bags or more, an excess baggage fee will apply in addition to the transportation charge

Restrictions:
• Maximum size and weight: 126in / 320cm and 32kgs / 70lbs
• Handlebars must be fixed sideways and pedals removed. Both pedals and handlebars must be wrapped in plastic foam

All Flights
• Counts as one piece of baggage
• One scuba tank, scuba regulator, tank harness and tank pressure gauge.
• Transportation charge (only applies to scuba gear with tanks): £95.83
• Oversize / overweight fees do not apply to scuba gear.

Restrictions:
• Regulator valve must be completely disconnected from the cylinder and the cylinder must have an opening to allow for a visual inspection inside.
• Maximum size and weight: 126in / 320cm and 32kgs / 70lbs.
• If passengers are checking in scuba gear and two bags or more, an excess baggage fee will apply in addition to the transportation charge.

Atlantic Airways Weight
• 20kg or 30kg

Economy flights
• emiFlex or Lowest ticket (20kg): No fee
• C-Flex, J-Flex, D-Flex or Y-Flex (30kg): No fee

N/A All flights
• No specific surf baggage fees • Overweight: £4.56 per kg

Restrictions
• Atlantic reserve the right to refuse to carry unacceptably large, heavy, or badly packaged baggage

All Flights
• Bicycles can be checked-in and are included in the free baggage allowances

 

Restrictions:
• Overweight: £4.56 per kg (40DKK/kg)
• Pedals must be removed and the steering bar put parallel with the chassis

• Not Specified
bmi Weight
• 20kg

Economy
• 1  bag: No fee

Economy Flexible, Economy Extra, Regional Y Class Economy
• Unlimited pieces (20kg total): No fee

Weight
• 20kg

Economy
• Unlimited pieces (20kg total): No fee
• Some exceptions depending on route

Economy
• 20kg: £30 per item
• 32kg: £60 per item

Flexible Economy
• Does not exceed balance allowance: No fee
• 20kg: £30
• 32kg: £60

 Economy Handling Fee
• £30 per item, per flight
• 20kg: £30 per item, per flight regardless of weight allowance.
• 32kg: £60 per item, per flight
• Subject to aircraft hold space availability on the day

Restrictions:
Bicycles should be properly packed into a box. Following these guidelines:
• Handlebars must be fixed sideways in line with the crossbar
• Pedals must be turned inwards or removed
• Front wheel must be removed and fixed to rear wheel
• Tyres do not have to be deflated for carriage

Economy Handling Fee
• £30 per item, per flight
• 20kg: £30 per item, per flight regardless of weight allowance.
• 32kg: £60 per item, per flight
British Airways Weight
• 23kg

Euro Traveller
• 1 bag: No fee
• 2 bags: £34
• 3 bags or more: £34 each

Weight
• 23kg

World Traveller
• 1 bag: No fee
• 2 bags: £34
• 3 bags or more: £77

Economy
• Within baggage allowance: No Fee
• If extra bag needed: charges will incur
• Over 23kg: charges may apply

Restrictions
• Maximum dimensions and weight restrictions: 190cm x 75cm x 65cm and 32kg
• Surfboards will only be accepted if packed appropriately in a recognised bag or case to safeguard against damage

Economy
• Within baggage allowance: No Fee
• If extra bag needed: charges will incur
• Over 23kg: charges may apply
• Bicycles of all dimensions are accepted, provided they are packed in a recognised bicycle bag

Restrictions:
• Bicycle pedals must be removed (or fixed inwards)
• Handlebars must be fixed sideways
• The bicycle must be contained in a protective case or bag
• Deflate the tyres

Economy
• Within baggage allowance: No Fee
• If extra bag needed: charges will incur
Pay for
•  Over 23kg: charges may apply
• Most diving equipment will be recognised as sporting equipment provided it is packed in a recognised kit bag and does not exceed the maximum dimensions and weight restrictions

Restrictions:
• Cylinders must be empty
• Pressure-sensitive devices may need special packaging.
• Please refer to the manufacturer for advice.
• Spear-guns must be unloaded with the spear packed separately

Cathay Pacific Weight
• 20kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee

Weight
• 20kg

Economy (for all destinations except Americas)
• 1 bag: No fee

Economy (Central, North and South Americas)
• 2 bags: No fee

All Flights
• Sporting equipment is subject to the applicable standard excess baggage charges if in excess of the standard free baggage allowance

Economy
• Charge for baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance is calculated per kilogram (2.2 lbs.) on a zone basis

Restrictions
• Acceptance of any bag over 32kg or over 203cm is subject to prior approval and notification upon booking/reservation

All Flights
• Sporting equipment is subject to the applicable standard excess baggage charges if in excess of the standard free baggage allowance

Economy
• Charge for baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance is calculated per kilogram (2.2 lbs.) on a zone basis

Restrictions
• Acceptance of any bag over 32kg or over 203cm is subject to prior approval and notification upon booking/reservation

All Flights
• Sporting equipment is subject to the applicable standard excess baggage charges if in excess of the standard free baggage allowance

Economy
• Charge for baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance is calculated per kilogram (2.2 lbs.) on a zone basis

Restrictions
• Acceptance of any bag over 32kg or over 203cm is subject to prior approval and notification upon booking/reservation

Delta Air Lines Weight
• 23kg

Economy
• 1 bag: £16
• 2 bags: £22

Weight
• 23kg

Economy
• 1 bag: no fee

Online
• 2 bags: £48

At Airport
• 2 bags: £64

Economy (All Regions, excluding Brazil)
• £96 per bag

Economy (Brazil)
• £64 per bag

Restrictions
• Delta Connection carrier surfboard acceptance and charges may vary
• If the surfboard is not in a protective case, passengers must fill out a release before the surfboard will be accepted
• Only up to two boards per bag allowed
• Bags over 70 lbs. will be charged the excess weight fee
• Surfboards over 115 linear inches will not be accepted.

Economy (All Regions, excluding Brazil)
• £95 per bag

Economy (Brazil)
• £48 per bag

Restrictions:
• Linear dimensions must not exceed 115 inches (292 cm) — no oversized fees apply.
• Bicycles over 70 lbs. will be charged the applicable excess weight fee.
• Bicycles over 100 lbs. will not be accepted
• Bikes must be packaged in a container (cardboard, canvas, hard shell, etc.)

Economy (All Regions, excluding Brazil)
• £96 per bag

Economy (Brazil)
• £64 per bag

Restrictions:
• One dive bag containing scuba equipment except an empty dive tank is allowed as checked baggage
• An empty dive tank is allowed with a £95 fee each way.
• Maximum dimensions may exceed 62 linear inches (158 cm), but oversized baggage fees will be applied.
• Tanks over 70 lbs. will be charged the applicable excess weight fee
• Tanks exceeding 100 lbs. or 115 linear inches are not allowed

easyJet Weight
• 20kg
• Maximum weight: 32kg
• No passenger can check in more than 50kg of luggage or 8 individual items.

Baggage fee (20kg):

Online
• £8-£18 per bag, per flight

Call Centre
• £14 per bag per flight
At Airport
• £25 at check in desk
• £40 at the gate

Baggage fee (32kg):

Online
• £21 per 3kg

At Airport
• £11 per kg, per flight

Weight
• 20kg
• Maximum weight: 32kg
• No passenger can check in more than 50kg of luggage or 8 individual items.

Baggage fee (20kg):

Online
• £8-£18 per bag, per flight

Call Centre
• £14 per bag per flight

At Airport
• £25 at check in desk
• £40 at the gate

Baggage fee (32kg):

Online
• £21 per 3kg

At Airport
• £11 per kg, per flight

All Flights:
• Passengers are able to buy 12kg extra weight allowance for sports luggage

Extra fees for sports equipment:

Pre-paid
• £27 per flight

At Airport
• £35 per flight

Restrictions
• Passengers who book sporting goods must be travelling with sports equipment (as listed in the booking process), although the exact weight distribution between items does not matter

 

All Flights:
• Passengers are able to buy 12kg extra weight allowance for sports luggage

Extra fees for sports equipment:

Pre-paid
• £27 per flight

At Airport
• £35 per flight

Restrictions
• Passengers who book sporting goods must be travelling with sports equipment (as listed in the booking process), although the exact weight distribution between items does not matter
The bicycle must be packaged in a bicycle box or bag
• Only one bicycle per box/bag is permitted
• The handlebars must be flush with the frame
• Pedals must be removed or flush against the flame

 

All Flights:
• Passengers are able to buy 12kg extra weight allowance for sports luggage

Extra fees for sports equipment:

Pre-paid
• £27 per flight

At Airport
• £35 per flight

Restrictions
• Passengers who book sporting goods must be travelling with sports equipment (as listed in the booking process), although the exact weight distribution between items does not matter

Emirates Weight
• 30kg

Economy
• No fee

Weight
• 30kg

Economy
• No fee

Economy
• Does not exceed normal baggage allowance: No fee

Restrictions
• If passengers need to purchase extra weight, they should buy online before reaching the airport

Economy
• Does not exceed normal baggage allowance: No fee

Restrictions
• If passengers need to purchase extra weight, the should buy online before reaching the airport
• Bicycles are subject to normal excess baggage charges if they exceed the free baggage allowance

Economy
• Does not exceed normal baggage allowance: No fee

Restrictions
• If passengers need to purchase extra weight, they should buy online before reaching the airport
• Scuba equipment is subject to normal excess baggage charges if it exceeds the free baggage allowance
• Air tanks must be emptied.

Etihad Weight
• 30kg

Economy
• No fee

Weight
• 30kg

Economy
• No fee

Economy
• Does not exceed normal baggage allowance: No fee
Economy
• Does not exceed normal baggage allowance: No fee
Economy
• Set of scuba diving equipment is permitted free of charge weighing up to 15kg (except for journeys to/from  USA , Canada & Brazil)
Flybe Essential
• Small bag 15kg: £13.99
• Standard bag 20kg: £14.99
• Extra Kilos bag 23kg: £30.99
• Go large (two bags) 40kgs: £44.99

New Economy
• 1 bag (20kg): No fee

Plus
• 2 bags (40kg total): No fee

N/A Economy
• Does not exceed normal baggage allowance: No fee

Charges for UK operated flights:
• £30 per item, per flight

 

Economy
• Does not exceed normal baggage allowance: No fee

Charges for UK operated flights:
• £30 per item, per flight

Charges for Loganair operated flights:
• £10 per item, per flight

 

Not specified
Iberia Weight
• 23kg

Tourist Express

Online
• 1 bag: £12
• 2 bags: £39

At Airport
• One bag: £23
• Two bags: £47

Tourist
• 1 bag: No fee
• Subsequent charges apply for more bags

Weight
• 23kg

Economy Tourist
• 1 bag: No fee
• Further bags are subjected to additional charges

Economy
• Always handled as excess baggage

At Airport (only option):
• £117 per flight.

Restrictions
• Surf equipment: is comprised of a board not exceeding 2.5m. in length
• Wind-surfing: comprised of a board, not exceeding 2.5m in length, boom, luff, mast and sail all wrapped up together
• Only one piece of equipment per passenger will be accepted

All Flights (excluding Brazil)
• Always handled as excess baggage

At Airport (only option):
• £64 per flight.

For journeys originating in Brazil (outbound and return):
• Bicycles are within the passenger’s free baggage allowance.
• Exceeds baggage allowance: £77 per item

Restrictions:
• Must be folded and properly packed when checked in, with the handlebars fixed at the sides, the pedals removed and the wheels deflated

Economy:
• £64 per flight

Restrictions:
• Carriage of aqualung cylinders is not allowed unless empty which can be checked under free baggage allowance

 

Japan Airlines Weight And Size
• 23kg
• 203cm

Economy
• 2 bags: No fee

Weight And Size
• 23kg
• 203 cm

Economy
• 2 bags: No fee

Economy (for most destinations)
• £95

Restrictions
• Maximum of two surfboards per each carry bag
• If surfboard or windsurfing equipment exceeds 120cm (100cm if the aircraft is 737) in length, passengers should consult with JAL   International reservation or their travel agency in advance

All Flights
• All sports equipment will be handled as normal baggage and will be charged extra baggage fee under JAL regulations if weight or size is over free baggage allowance
All Flights
• All sports equipment will be handled as normal baggage and will be charged extra baggage fee under JAL regulations if weight or size is over free baggage allowance
KLM Weight
• 23kg

Economy – European (Flying Blue Ivory members, fully flexible tickets,
flights to and from Georgia, Italy, the Ukraine, Russia or Belarus, European flights that are part of an intercontinental journey)
• 1 bag: No fee
Economy – European (all other)

Hand baggage only
• 1 bag and 1 accessory (e.g. handbag or laptop)
• Combined max. 12kg (26lbs)

Checked baggage
• Online: £13
• At Airport: £26

Weight
• 23kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee

Economy (Parts of Caribbean, Indian Ocean, South America, Brazil, Africa, French Polynesia)
• 2 bags: No fee

Economy
• Excess baggage: £43-£78

Restrictions
• Windsurfing equipment may consist of a board, mast, sail and boom and must be packed in one package, preferably in a ‘quiver bag’
• If equipment is shorter than 107 cm it will be considered standard baggage and can be checked in as part of regular baggage allowance
• Surfing equipment longer than 300 cm and/or weighing more than 32 kg  can only be transported as freight by AIR FRANCE-KLM Cargo

Economy
• Excess baggage: £43-£78

Restrictions:
• Handlebars should be turned lengthways along the frame, pedals and other protruding parts should be removed, and tyre pressures should be reduced
•  Bicycle, including bike box, may weigh no more than 23 kg
•  A bike or tandem counts as special baggage, for which a special fee is charged (see Economy charges)

Economy
• Excess baggage: £43-£78

Restrictions:
• A set of diving equipment may consist of a wetsuit, vest, socks, mask, shoes, flippers, knife and regulator
• Diving lamps must be transported as hand baggage, with the bulb and batteries removed
• Air cylinders (scuba tanks) must be empty and the valve should be open or removed
• Reservations for diving equipment must be made at least 48 hours before departure
• A set of diving equipment (excluding a scuba tank) counts as a single piece of baggage.
• If passengers bring a set of diving equipment on top of their standard baggage allowance, or if it weighs more than 23 kg (50.5 lbs.), passengers pay an excess baggage fee (see Economy charges)

Lufthansa Weight
• 23kg

Economy Class     
• 1 bag: No fee

Economy Class (Frequent Travellers)
• 2 bags: No fee

Weight
• 23kg

Economy Class     
• 1 bag: No fee

Economy Class (Frequent Travellers)
• 2 bags: No fee

Economy (Short Haul)
• Surfboard (2 metres): £44
• Windsurf equipment (board, sail, boom, mast, gear bag): £85-95

Economy (Long Haul)
• Surfboard (2 metres): £85-96
• Windsurf equipment (board, sail, boom, mast, gear bag): £170-190

Restrictions
• Sports baggage must be registered under the reservation hotline preferably within 24 hours after booking
• Lufthansa cannot guarantee that special or excess baggage will be accepted

Economy (Short Haul)
• £44

Economy (Long Haul)
• £85-96

Restrictions
• Sports baggage must be registered under the reservation hotline preferably within 24 hours after booking
• Lufthansa cannot guarantee that special or excess baggage will be accepted

Economy (Short Haul)
• £44

Economy (Long Haul)
• £85-96

Restrictions:
• One set of scuba equipment consists of a diving mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, BCD-jacket, regulator, an empty tank bottle, a lamp (switched off, energy source separately packed, removed battery protected against short circuit)
• Sports baggage must be registered under the reservation hotline preferably within 24 hours after booking
• Lufthansa cannot guarantee that special or excess baggage will be accepted

Monarch Airlines Weight
• 20kg
• Essentials Pack: 23kg

Economy

Online
• £9.99 to £21.99 per bag, per flight

Call Centre
• £25 per bag, per flight

At Airport
• £25 per bag, per flight

Weight
• 20kg
• Essentials Pack: 23kg

Economy

Online
• £9.99 to £21.99 per bag, per flight

Call Centre
• £25 per bag, per flight

At Airport
• £25 per bag, per flight

Economy
Surfboards
• Pre-booked: £25
• At airport: £30

Windsurf board
• £35 (cannot pre book)

Restrictions
• All sports equipment is carried subject to hold space and weight available
• Windsurf boards are limited to one bag /item at a max weight of 32kgs. If additional board-bags/sail bags  are taken per sector charges apply
• Total length must be less than 3.8 metres

Economy
Bicycle
• Pre-booked: £25
• At airport: £30

Restrictions:
• All sports equipment is carried subject to hold space and weight available
• Subject to maximum weight of 20kg per item

Economy
• Pre-booked: £24 per seat, per sector
• At Airport: £30 per seat, per sector

Restrictions:
• All sports equipment is carried subject to hold space and weight available
• Subject to maximum weight of 20kg per item
• Passengers travelling to Egypt carrying diving equipment are allowed an additional 5kg allowance free of charge

Qantas Group Weight
• 23kg

Economy/Premium Economy
• 1 bag: No fee

Weight
• 23kg

Economy/Premium Economy (The Americas)
• Two bags: No fee

Economy/Premium Economy (All other destinations)
• 1 bag: No fee

Economy
• Accepted as checked baggage, charged at normal excess baggage charges if it exceeds baggage allowance

Restrictions
• Only accepted if enclosed in a surfboard bag and does not exceed 32kg in weight and 277cm in length
• One windsurf kit consists of not more than one board, mast, boom and sail, and the length does not exceed 277cm
• The carriage of baggage over and above the free baggage allowance is subject to space being available

Economy
• Accepted as checked baggage, charged at normal excess baggage charges if it exceeds baggage allowance

Restrictions:
• Bicycles must be suitably packed in a bike box

Before bicycles can be accepted they must be packed as follows:
• Tires must be deflated
Pedals must be removed
• Handle bars must be fixed parallel to the frame
• If the bicycles length exceeds 140cm (55in), the front wheel should be removed and fixed beside the rear wheel, inside the bike box

Economy
• Accepted as checked baggage, charged at normal excess baggage charges if it exceeds the baggage allowance

Restrictions:
• Can check in the following items: Face mask, fins (pair), harness, knife, pressure gauge, regulator, safety vest, snorkel, spear gun, tank, weight belt

• Knives must be carried in checked baggage. Spear guns must be unloaded with spears packed separately.
• Flares, incendiary or explosive spearheads will not be accepted at all in checked or cabin baggage.
• Compressed air/gas tanks will only be accepted if empty and regulator tap is open.

Ryanair Economy

Online
• 1 bag (15kg): £15 – £30  (varies by season)
• 1 bag (20kg): £25 – £40 (varies by season)
• 2 bags: £35-£50 (varies by season)

Call Centre or Airport Booking
• 1 bag (15kg): £60 – £120 (varies by season)
• 1 bag (20kg): £75 – £130 varies by season)
• 2 bags (15kg): £105 – £150 (varies by season)

N/A Economy

Online
• £50 per item, per flight

At Airport or Call Centre
• £60 per item, per flight

Restrictions
• Any item weighing over the 20 kilos allowance will be charged for the excess at the applicable excess baggage rate per kg

Economy

Online
• £50 per item, per flight

At Airport or Call Centre
• £60 per item, per flight

Restrictions:
• Maximum weight of 30kg
• Bicycles weighing over the 30kg allowance will be charged for the excess at the applicable excess baggage rate per kg
• Bicycles must be contained in a protective box or bag in order to be accepted for travel

 

Economy

Online
• £50 per item, per flight

At Airport or Call Centre
• £60 per item, per flight

Restrictions
• Any item weighing over the 20 kilos allowance will be charged for the excess at the applicable excess baggage rate per kg

Singapore Airlines Weight
• 20kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee

Economy
• 1 bag (20kg): No fee

Economy (Americas)
• 1 bag (23kg): No fee

Economy
• A standard excess charge of 6kg will be applied on the surfboard if its weight and other checked baggage exceed the free allowance

Restrictions
• This is applicable up to a maximum excess of 15kg for the surfboard
• Normal excess baggage charges will apply for any excess weight beyond 15kg

Economy
• A standard excess charge of 6kg will be applied on the bicycle if its weight and other checked baggage exceed the free allowance

Restrictions
• This is applicable up to a maximum excess of 15kg for the surfboard
• Normal excess baggage charges will apply for any excess weight beyond 15kg

Economy
• A standard excess charge of 6kg applied on the scuba diving equipment if total baggage weight exceed the free allowance

Restrictions
• This is applicable up to a maximum excess of 15kg for the surfboard
• Normal excess baggage charges will apply for any excess weight beyond 15kg
• Only applicable to one set of scuba diving equipment per customer
• One set of scuba diving equipment comprises of: a buoyancy control device, a regulator, a mask and snorkel, a pair of fins, a wet suit, a weight belt and weights and an empty tank
• Any additional scuba sets shall be charged according to standard excess baggage charges

Swiss Air Weight
• 23kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee

Weight
• 23kg

Economy (West, East, Central Africa, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Turkey, USA, Canada, Mexico)
• 2 bags: No fee

Economy (All Other Routes)
• 1 bag: No fee

Economy
• Free of charge if within free baggage allowance. If exceeded by either the weight per piece or amount of pieces, charges are as follows

Within Europe
• Surfboard: £42
• Windsurf equipment: £85

Intercontinental
• Surfboard: £85
• Windsurf equipment: £170

Restrictions
• Includes one board, one sail, one boom, one mast and one gear bag

Economy
• Free of charge if within free baggage allowance. If exceeded by either the weight per piece or amount of pieces, charges are as follows

Within Europe:
• Bicycle: £42

Intercontinental
• Bicycle: £85

Restrictions:
• 1 regular bike (no motor / no e-bike) or 1 special children’s trolley to use with a bike or 1 one-wheel bike

Economy
• Free of charge if within free baggage allowance. If exceeded by either the weight per piece or amount of pieces, charges are as follows

Within Europe:
• Scuba equipment: £42

Intercontinental
• Scuba equipment: £85

Restrictions:
• 1 diving mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, BCD-jacket, regulator, 1 empty tank, 1 lamp (switched off, energy source separately packed, removed battery protected against short circuit)

Thai Airways Weight
• 20kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee

Weight
• 20kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee

Economy
• Surfboard (277cm): £38
• Surfboard (109 in):£76
• 2nd surfboard: £76
• Windsurf equipment: £76
Economy
• Included in baggage allowance, 1 bicycle per passenger

• Overweight: £76

Economy
• Included in baggage allowance

• Overweight: £76

Virgin Atlantic Weight
• 23kg

Economy
• 1 bag: No fee

Weight
• 23kg

Economy
• 1 bag: no fee

Economy
• Surfboard: No fee
• Windsurf equipment: No fee

Restrictions
• Cannot exceed 23kg in weight
• Surfboard cannot exceed 277cm
• For windsurf equipment, board, boom, mast and sail must be wrapped as a single item

Economy
• Bicycle: No fee

Restrictions
• Should be transported in a protective box or bag
• Partially deflate the tyres to reduce the risk of damage.
• Turn the handlebars so they’re in line with the frame.
• Remove any attachments, including pedals.
• Ensure the gearing is especially well protected.
• Protect the frame with bubble wrap

Economy
• Scuba equipment: No fee

Restrictions
• Diving equipment may include: one empty cylinder, one regulator, buoyancy control jacket, mask, pressure gauge, one set of fins, one spear gun (unloaded, with spears packed separately), snorkel, diver’s knife, weight belt

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