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Cost of Carrying Skis on Flights

The price of towing your own gear

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

Air CanadaSki 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 FranceSki 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 AirwaysAll 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 AirlinesSki 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 AirlinesSki equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward baggage allowance.Dimensions are limited. Skis/snowboard: 126", Boot bag: 45" (LxWxH).
British AirwaysSki 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 LinesSki 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 AirwaysSki 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 AirlinesSki equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward baggage allowance.Up to two bags (with skis, poles and boots) count as one item.
United AirlinesSki equipment counts as one piece of luggage toward baggage allowance.Overweight fees will apply if heavier than 50lbs.
US AirwaysSki 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 AmericaSki 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 AtlanticSki equipment is transported at no extra charge.Fees apply if the equipment exceeds 23kg (50lbs).
 
 
Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.