To help us plan our winter ski/snowboard vacations, LUEX Snow Travel have compiled a list* of every airline and the oversized baggage rules, allowing you to easily compare prices and destinations. Check out The full list from LUEX Magazine and enjoy your travels!
|Airline||Accept Skis/Snowboards||Size Restrictions||Details||Cost||Website|
|Aeroflot||Yes||N/A||1 ski/board + boot bag flies free of charge if within checked baggage allowance, however you must confirm with the airline at least 36 hours before flight.||Free||Info|
|Aer Lingus||Yes||N/A||For Aer Lingus flights operating to/from North America, ski equipment is carried as part of the standard free baggage allowance.
For all other flights, ski bags are subject to a fee of €40 per passenger, per direction.
|Aero Mexico||Yes||204 or 294cms total linear dimensions, varying by plane/route||You can take ski/snowboard equipment for a fee of $40-50 USD. Size restrictions are: Narrow-Body Cabin (E-145, E-170, E-175, E-190, B 737-700/800)up to 204cm; Wide-Body Cabin (B-767-200/300, B-777, B-787) 294cm||$40-$50 USD||Info|
|Air Asia||Yes||N/A||All ski and snowboard equipment is subject to a fee, which varies by route, weight, and when you book (it's cheapest to pre-book online). Charges for a 20kg ski bag from Australia to Japan are 32 AUD if pre-booked, or 59 AUD if paid at the airport (15kg limit if paid at airport).||Approx 30-70 AUD||Info|
|Air Berlin||Yes||N/A||You can take a ski/board bag free of charge if within your free baggage allowance, or for the following fees depending on route/ticket: Just Fly Short and medium-haul =€15 - €35; FlyDeal, FlyClassic, FlyFlex Short and medium-haul= €70 - €90; Long-haul = €150; FlyFlex Short and medium-haul = €70; Long-haul = €150||Free - €150||Info|
|Air Canada||Yes||N/A||Skis or snowboards travel free when within checked baggage limits (number of bags and weight). They must be packed in proper, rigid cases, and multiple skis/boards are allowed in one case - though other items like clothing are not. Boot bag can be taken seperately at no extra charge.||Free||Info|
|Air China||Yes||Varies||In principle, Air China do accept snowsports equipment, subject to max linear dimensions of 158cms - which excludes every adult ski on the market. However, when we called Air China, we were told that you can take a longer ski bag (up to 23kg) for '33% of the standard rate,' or approximately £15 if flying from the UK. In short, call them when booking to confirm fees for your flight!||Varies - £15+||Info|
|Air France||Yes||300cms||Ski equipment is considered as a standard checked baggage item and is included at no extra charge in your baggage allowance (except for Economy Mini and Basic fare tickets).||Free||Info|
|Air India||Yes||N/A||Skiing equipment may contain 1 pair of skis or 1 board, and one pair of boots. Such skiing kit may be pooled in the free baggage allowance but if in excess, it will be charged at the applicable rate for 3 Kilos of excess baggage.||Free-Varies||Info|
|Air Malta||Yes||N/A||€30 per piece per flight, but if the total weight of your baggage is less than your checked-in baggage allowance, sports equipment will be completely free of charge.||Free - €30||
Note: While all information is correct at the time of publication, airlines can change their regulations at any time. Use the information in the list as a guide, but double check before booking your flight.