BA will take your skiing equipment as part of your free checked baggage allowance, subject to certain conditions. If it is in addition to your free checked allowance, you will need to pay extra bag charges. Skis and snowboards of any dimension must be packed correctly; in a recognised ski or snowboard bag, while ski boots need to be either packed separately, within your ski bag, or within your checked baggage. Each bag that exceeds your free baggage allowance will incur extra fees.
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The transport of ski and snowboard equipment is included in your baggage allowance. Beyond the maximum allowance of 23kg (50lb), a flat fee is charged depending on where you are travelling to. The fee must be worked out using thebaggage allowance calculator. Skis and snowboards must be packed in an adapted container.
SWISS charges passengers for the transport of ski equipment. Fixed rates apply to the different categories of approved ski equipment. Winter sports equipment A consists of 1 pair of ski boots, 1 pair of ski sticks and 1 pair of skis, while winter sports equipment B consists of 1 pair of 1 snowboard and 1 pair of snowboard boots. Different conditions apply to single items of winter sports equipment but equipment weighing up to 23kg (exceeding your free baggage allowance) is CHF60 (£39) for flights within Europe, CHF110 (£71) for flights from/to Europe-Intercontinental, and USD150 (£95) for flights from/to Intercontinental - Intercontinental via Europe. For more details on SWISS' policy on sports baggage, check out their website. However, there is good news for all winter sports passengers. Every customer is allowed one free set of winter sports equipment, with the exception of children under two years of age.
Ski equipment may be carried in the hold of the aircraft (a fee applies) in addition to your personal checked baggage allowance (which is up to 20kg, this is subject to a fee also). If the item is not booked until arrival at the airport or through a Ryanair call centre the full fee will apply. Go to the Ryanair website for further details on these rates.
The regular weight allowance on all easyJet flights is 20kg. A passenger travelling with ski or other sporting equipment can buy 12kg of baggage allowance for this purpose, making a total of 32kg of baggage allowance. You must travel with sporting equipment (as listed in the booking process), but the weight distribution between items doesn't matter. Find out more information on their baggage allowance policy.
Golf bags and ski equipment charges are 30.00GBP/40EUR/58CHF/1060CZK/165PLN per flight for each item up to 20kg but a discount of £5 is given if you pre-book online.