Cost of carrying skis on flights

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Cheapflights.com looks at the cost of transporting your skis or snowboard this winter.

 

Air Canada

 

Ski equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward baggage allowance.

 

Set of skis, one helmet and one boot bag counts as one piece. No oversize charge applies to skis or snowboards.

 

Air France

 

Ski equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward baggage allowance. Excess fees (over 50lbs) depend on route.

 

Ski and snowboard equipment must be placed in an adapted container and confirmed with sales department by phone.

 

AirTran Airways

 

All standard checked baggage fees apply. A $50 fee applies to equipment over 50lbs.

 

Ski equipment (skis, poles, boots) must be packed in an enclosed container. Snowboards must be stored in designed case with a Limited Release Tag.

 

Alaska Airlines

 

Ski equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward baggage allowance. A fee applies to equipment over 50lbs or 62″.

 

Skis and boot bag or snowboard and boot bag constitute one piece of equipment.

 

American Airlines

 

Ski equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward baggage allowance.

 

Dimensions are limited. Skis/snowboard: 126″, Boot bag: 45″ (LxWxH).

 

British Airways

 

Ski equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward BA’s (free) baggage allowance.

 

BA will accept skis and snowboards of all dimensions provided they are packed correctly.

 

Delta Air Lines

 

Ski equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward baggage allowance.

 

Fees apply if the combined weight of the ski/snowboard and boot bag exceed 50lbs.

 

JetBlue Airways

 

Ski equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward baggage allowance.

 

Ski and snowboard equipment are not accepted on flights to/from the Dominican Republic.

 

Southwest Airlines

 

Ski equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward baggage allowance.

 

Up to two bags (with skis, poles and boots) count as one item.

 

United Airlines

 

Ski equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward baggage allowance.

 

Overweight fees will apply if heavier than 50lbs.

 

US Airways

 

Ski equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward baggage allowance.

 

US Airways will accept two ski bags. Ski equipment consists of one pair of skis or a snowboard, one pair of ski boots, one pair of ski poles and one pair of ski bindings.

 

Virgin America

 

Ski equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward baggage allowance.

 

Ski equipment, including poles and boots, must be enclosed in a container or travel bag.

 

Virgin Atlantic

 

Ski equipment is transported at no extra charge.

 

Fees apply if the equipment exceeds 23kg (50lbs).

(Featured image: Stefan Eissing)

Article by Melisse Hinkle (389 posts)

A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has traveled throughout North America, biked through rice paddies in Bali, seen the Northern Lights in Iceland, walked alongside llamas in Machu Picchu and made her way around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Head of Content and Social Media for North America at Cheapflights.