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Paying surfboard or sup baggage fees sucks!

Welcome to the 2014 Airline Surfboard Boardbag Fee Guide For Stand up Paddleboarders.

Every year we contact all the airlines and find out how much they are going to charge us for taking along our sleds to far-away destinations.

We do this as a service to you, the traveling surfer. Most of the following airlines include a surfboard as part of your regular bag allowance and let that sled fly for FREE: Source: http://shop.standupjournal.com

  • Virgin (Europe)
  • Interjet (Mexico)
  • Quantas (Australia)
  • Singapore (Asia)
  • South Africa (duh)
  • Air New Zealand
  • Qatar Airways (New 2014)
  • Emirates (New 2014)

There are a few airlines that charge a nominal fee for your boardbag, I don’t mind paying that . . . free is better but nominal is almost as good. I have been flying Alaska to Cabo for the last few years and they charge between $30-$70 for a stuffed to the rim boardbag, thank you Alaska Airlines for keeping it real.

 

The following is the list of ‘you suck’ airlines and charge over $100 each way:

  • American
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Continental
  • Hawaii Air
  • KLM (Reader Jeff reports 100 per board)
  • Avianca (TACA)
  • United

The following is the list of ‘dude, crazy money’ airlines and charge over $150 each way:

  • Delta
  • Iberia
  • Japan Air
  • Lufthansa
  • US Air (reader Jim says they unzipped and counted his board and charged him $150 each).
  • Northwest

The following is the  list for surfers that have ‘daddy warbucks money’. Unfortunately I’ve been caught by both Swiss Air and Thai Air personally. On Thai Air I had three boards in my bag coming back from Bali ($150 x 3) and they charged me some ridiculous tax on top of the $450. Can you imagine? I will NEVER fly Thai Air again and I hope that this list will prevent you from getting caught with your pants down.

  • Alitalia $260
  • Swiss Air $250
  • Thai Air $150 Per Board (yes, they open the bag and count)
  • United $200
  • All Nippon $300
We’d be stoked if you added a Wave Tribe travel gear to your trip—go out there and see the world!

~ Wave Tribe

2014 Airplane Surfboard Fee Guide

Airline: Aer Lingus
Surfboard Fee: €30 (or equivalent payable online prior to departure) or a fee €40 (or equivalent, payable at the airport on the day of departure)

Website: www.aerlingus.com
Telephone: 516-622-4222

Specifications: For flights between Ireland and North America surfboard is part of the free allowance, normal excess baggage rates apply if the passenger carries excess to the free allowance.

There is no charge for Surf Boards for passengers traveling in Business class. Surfboards are subject to a fee of €30 or equivalent payable online prior to departure or a fee of €40 or equivalent, payable at the airport on the day of departure. This fee is charged each-way on outbound and return journeys.

Please note that Surf Boards must not exceed 2.77m in length (approx 110 inches) and must be packed in cushioning material such as bubble wrapping so as to protect them against damage.

Notes:

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Airline: Air Tahiti Nui
Surfboard Fee: $150

Website: www.airtahitinui.com
Telephone: 877-824-4846

Specifications: Must be under 50 lbs. One board, one bag. Each additional board is $150 each.

Notes:

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Airline: British Airways
Surfboard Fee: Free-$60

Website: www.britishairways.com
Telephone: 800-AIRWAYS

Specifications: As part of your checked baggage. Otherwise it’s $60. Boards must be smaller than 75ins x 29.5ins x 25.5 ins.

Notes:

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Airline: Interjet (Mexico)
Surfboard Fee: Free

Website: interjet.com.mx
Telephone: 866-285-9525

Specifications:  Max weight is 55 lbs per passenger. Any excess baggage will have a fee of $50.00 pesos plus TAX for each additional pound.

Notes:

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Airline: Qantas
Surfboard Fee: Free-$105

Website: www.qantas.com.au
Telephone: 800-227-4500

Specifications: Free as part of your two bag limit. Must be in a bag and may not exceed 66lbs and 109ins. Can only be carried to/from/within South West Pacific; on other routes, they’re excluded from checked baggage and will be charged based on weight. Oversize fees vary.

Notes:

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Airline: Singapore
Surfboard Fee: Free

Website: www.singaporeair.com
Telephone: 800-742-3333

Specifications:  As part of your two bag limit. After two boards it’s $109 each way going from US to Singapore (other destinations may vary). Max size of 62 linear inches.

Notes:

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Airline: South African Airlines
Surfboard Fee: Free

Website: www.flysaa.com
Telephone: 800-722-9675

Specifications:  As part of your two bag limit, not exceeding 200 cm or 40 lbs.

Notes:

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Airline: SriLankan Airlines
Surfboard Fee: Free

Website: www.srilankan.lk
Telephone: 661-250-8287

Specifications:  You can bring one surfboard for free. Any excess weight will be assessed at the normal excess baggage rate.

Notes:

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Airline: Virgin Atlantic
Surfboard Fee: Free

Website: www.virgin-atlantic.com
Telephone: 800-821-5438

Specifications: Free, limit one per customer. Must not exceed 109 inches and must not exceed 50 lbs in weight.

Notes:

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Airline:  JetStar
Surfboard Fee: Free

Website: http://www.jetstar.com/
Telephone: 8663978172

Specifications: Bulky items can be included as part of any checked baggage allowance included in your fare, if there is enough space available. If the bulky item causes your entire checked luggage to exceed any checked baggage allowance included in your fare, excess baggage charges will apply.

Notes:

Links: http://www.jetstar.com/sg/en/planning-and-booking/baggage/bulky-items

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Airline: Aero Mexico
Surfboard Fee: $76 USD

Website: www.aeromexico.com
Telephone: 800-237-6639

Specifications: Maximum linear surface of each piece of baggage (length+width+height): 1.58 m/62 inches

Notes:

Links: http://www.aeromexico.com/us/TravelInformation/BeforeYouPurchase/RegulationsAndPolicies/Service-fees-and-excess-baggage-charges.html

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Airline: Air Canada
Surfboard Fee: $50 CAD/USD

Website: www.aircanada.com
Telephone: 888-247-2262

Specifications: Surfboards are subject to a handling charge of $50 CAD/USD (plus applicable taxes) for carriage on Air Canada flights and Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz, Sky Regional, Air Georgian and Exploits Valley Air:

Notes:

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Airline: Air France
Surfboard Fee: $37.50

Website: www.airfrance.com
Telephone: 800-237-2747

Specifications: Actual cost for the baggage is $75.But for sport baggage they give 50%off, so for carrying a surfboard it will coast $37.50

Notes:

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Airline: Air New Zealand
Surfboard Fee: Free

Website: www.airnewzealand.com
Telephone: 800-262-1234

Specifications: Free as part of your baggage limit but if its exceeds that the charge is $70 for flights originating from USA. Two surfboards can be taken in a single bag.

Notes:
*Wave Tribe bro comments: “Air New Zealand charged me $200 on a flight from Auckland to Toronto, Canada. I was not happy as Air New Zealand never use to charge. I complained but they say this is something new. Board bag was a standard 2m or 6’6 length.”

Links: http://www.airnewzealand.com/oversized-items

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Airline: Air Pacific
Surfboard Fee: $100.00

Website: www.airpacific.com
Telephone: 800-227-4446

Specifications: Standard

Notes:  Rates are for one way only and are VAT inclusive. Pacific Sun charges FJD100.00 per item for bulky items such as surf boards and golf clubs. This fee is in addition to any excess baggage fees that may apply. This fee is separate from FJ international bulky item charge.

Links: http://www.airpacific.com/Flying-With-Us/Domestic-Baggage-Allowance

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Airline: Alaska
Surfboard Fee: $50 (USD) two way  $75 (USD) one way

Website: www.alaskaair.com
Telephone: 800-252-7522

Specifications: Type 1 – 51-100 lbs – 63-80 in – $50     Type 2 – 81-115 in – $75

Notes: Each checked piece of sporting equipment listed below is subject to our standard checked baggage service charge, overweight (51-100 pounds) fee or oversize (62″ – 115″) fee. Refer to our Checked Baggage page for checked piece, overweight and oversize charges.

Links: http://www.alaskaair.com/content/travel-info/policies/baggage-checked.aspx

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Airline: American Airlines
Surfboard Fee: $100.00

Website: www.aa.com
Telephone: 800-433-7300

Specifications: 70 lbs – 115 inches –

Notes: $100 In addition to the to the applicable checked baggage fee, based on the number of checked bags.

Links: http://www.rodndtube.com/surf/info/AA_Baggage_Allowance_2008-1029.pdf

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Airline: Bahamas Air
Surfboard Fee: $50.00

Website: www2.bahamasair.com
Telephone: 800-222-4262

Specifications: Maximum 62 inches –

Notes: Considered a checking bag, but when in excess the mentioned  fees apply

Links: http://bahamasair.com/wpcms/BahamasairOptionialServiceChargesFees.pdf

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Airline: Cathay Pacific
Surfboard Fee: $100 per piece

Website: www.cathaypacific.com
Telephone: 800-233-2742

Specifications: For the baggage (including the piece in free baggage allowance) over 25kg (55lbs) and up to 32kg (70lbs)

Notes: Sporting equipment is subject to the applicable standard excess baggage charges if in excess of your standard free baggage allowance. Acceptance of any bag over 32kg or over 203cm is subject to prior approval and notification upon booking/reservation.

Links: http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_INTL/helpingyoutravel/checkedbaggage#C

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Airline: Continental
Surfboard Fee: $100.00

Website: www.continental.com
Telephone: 800-523-3273

Specifications: weighing 50 pounds or less for a service charge fee of $100 (each way)Surfboard and surfboard bags weighing more than 50 pounds (22.7 kg) will not be accepted as checked baggage.

Notes: Surfboards will be transported subject to load capacities of the aircraft on any itinerary involving a United Express flight.

Links: http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/baggage/sports.aspx

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Airline: COPA
Surfboard Fee: $50 to $75

Website: www.copaair.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-359-2672. Panama +507 304-2672.

Specifications:
$75 per trip, per bag (two boards per board bag allowed).
($50 to and from Costa Rica and Brazil)

Surfboards or surfboard bags measuring more than 9’5 ft (292 cm) in length will not be accepted as checked baggage on Copa Airlines flights. Bags containing surfboards weighing more than 70 lb (32 kg) will not be accepted as checked bags.

Notes: Copa Airlines will transport a maximum of two surfboards, packed in the same bag, per passenger. Any additional boards must be checked as cargo. *
Please contact airline for more information, prior to purchasing ticket to reserve space for luggage.

Links: http://www.copaair.com/sites/cc/en/informacion-de-viaje/pages/equipo-de-musica-y-deportes.aspx#Info_Surf

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Airline: KLM
Surfboard Fee: $55 to $150 (depending on destination)

Website: www.klm.com
Telephone: US 1(866)-434-0320 or 1(800)-618-0104. UK +44 (0) 871-231-0000. France +33 (0)9-6936-8605.

Specifications: You can bring a surfboard of max. 42″ (107cm)  instead of a suitcase or instead of an extra suitcase bought in advance.
Larger surf equipment can only be taken at a special fee.
Fees for surfboards between 42″ to 9’8 ft ( 107 and 300 cm) in length, max. 50 lbs (23 kg):
– Within the Netherlands, $55.
– Within Europe. Within Europe and North Africa, Israel, and other parts of Middle East, $55.
– Within Europe and United States/Canada, rest of Middle East, India, $100. (When departing from United States, $150)
– The rest of the world, $100.

Notes: *Please contact KLM telephone reservations prior to trip. You always need to reserve for any type of surf equipment.

***Please take note:
Wave Tribe bro comments: “KLM, high prices and for not taking any responsibility in case the boards get damaged. The damage may occur, once the equipment is inspected and not left the way it was packed.

Links:
http://www.klm.com/travel/us_en/prepare_for_travel/baggage/excess/baggage_piececoncept.htm#p4
https://www.klm.com/travel/fr_en/customer_support/customer_support/contact/about/baggage.htm

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Airline: Hawaiian Air
Surfboard Fee: $35 to $150.

Website: www.hawaiianair.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-367-5320. UK +44 0-4208-133-0718. Australia +61 1800-188-371

Specifications: Surfboards will not be included in determining the free baggage allowance and will be subject to the following charges each:
Domestic flights, to neighbor island $35. Between North America and Hawaii $100. Between Continental USA $100.
International flights:
– $150, between Hawaii/North America and Japan, Korea, Taiwan or China.
– $150, between Hawaii/North America and Australia.
– $150, for any other international travel.

*Exception: For travel between USA and Australia or New Zealand, boards will be included in the free baggage allowance when travel is non-stop, direct and/or connecting Service. Boards in excess of the free baggage allowance and/or when en route stopover exceeding 24 hours occurs, will always be subject to the applicable baggage charges.
Maximum weight for Surfboards is 23 kgs. or 50 lbs. Maximum length 9’5 ft.

Notes:
Fin must be removed or well padded.  Entire board must be protected by a suitable container. Limit of two boards per container. Charge will be assessed per container.

**Wave Tribe bro David comments: Just FYI… Hawaiian allows one free board bag on flights between the USA and Australia/New Zealand. Though if you are flying on one of these flights it’s helpful to screenshot this page from their website as many agents do not know this:
http://help.hawaiianairlines.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/90

Links: http://www.hawaiianair.com/aboutus/pages/internationalcarriagerule.aspx?cr=100

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Airline: Iberia
Surfboard Fee: €150

Website: www.iberia.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-772-4642. Spain +34 902-400-500. UK +44 0-870-609-0500. France +33 0-825-800-965.

Specifications:
Surfboards will always be treated as excess baggage with a fixed charge of €150 per leg, payable exclusively at the airport. When the trip originates in America, Nigeria or Israel, the charge will be $150.
*For flights coming in and out of Brazil, Surf equipment is not included under the baggage allowance and involves a charge of $60. Additional equipment will be charged $120/per unit.
Surfboard should not exceed 2.5m in length.

Notes: Its carriage will be subject to availability of space on the flight. Surfboards should be properly positioned and packed, fastened to prevent breakage or cause problems or injury during boarding and carriage.
*Different charges, taxes or fees may apply, depending on the laws of each country

Links: http://www.iberia.com/us/luggage/special/

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Airline: Japan Airlines
Surfboard Fee:  $50 to $150

Website: www.jal.com
Telephone: US & Canada 1(800)-525-3663 or 1(310)-643-1596.
Japan +81 0570-025-121. UK +44 0844-8-569-700. France +33 0810-747-700.

Specifications:
Charges for each carry bag will be assessed according to the route.

– Japan, Asia, India, Oceania Hawaii, North/Central/South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa:
Per carry bag:- 15,000yen ($150)

– Between Japan and Asia, Guam, Oceania:
Per carry bag 10,000yen ($100)

– Japan Domestic flights:
Per carry bag 5,000yen ($50)

Notes:
Surfboards:Maximum of 2 surfboards per each carry bag.
If your surfboard exceeds 120cm (100cm if the aircraft is 737) in length, please consult with our airline or your travel agency in advance.

Links: http://www.jal.co.jp/en/inter/service/bag/#anchorlink002

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Airline: Jet Blue*
Surfboard Fee: $50

Website: www.jetblue.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-538-2583. All other countries 1(801)-449-2525.

Specifications:
Surfboards are accepted on domestic flights for a fee of $50 per board each way and will count as one of your checked bags.
International flights, customers will be charged a fee of $50 per board each way and will count as part of the checked baggage allowance.
Surfboards are accepted to all destinations EXCEPT to/from Bermuda, Santo Domingo and Santiago.*Surfboards ARE accepted on flights to/from Puerto Plata, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Notes:
One surfboard per case.
*Items weighing more than one hundred pounds (100 lbs) will not be accepted as checked baggage. We recommend that surfboards travel in a hard-sided (rather than soft-sided) case to prevent damage.

**Wave Tribe bro Jake comments: They literally charged me TO THE PENNY when returning to NY from Puerto Rico. Said they wouldn’t put my bag on the plane. They charged per board and luckily only saw 2, I had 3.

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Airline: Emirates
Surfboard Fee: Free

Website: www.emirates.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-777-3999. UK +44 844-800-2777. France +33 (0)1-5732-4999.

Specifications: Emirates will accept surfboards, as checked baggage and part of your standard baggage allowance, provided they are less than 10’0 ft (300cm) in length.
For surfboards, the following precautions must be taken:
– Fins should always be removed, or, if they cannot be removed, should be firmly packed with polystyrene foam.
– Both nose and tail should have bubble-wrap or neoprene foam attached for protection.
– The rails (sides of the board) should have cardboard down the sides to absorb shock.
– The board should be packed in a properly padded surf-bag.

Notes:
*Wave Tribe bro Joao comments: I already travelled a few times with Emirates and also on Singapore, and they are fully free and recommendable. About the Board sizes, never had any problem with Singapore or Emirates

Links: http://www.emirates.com/au/english/plan_book/essential_information/baggages/extra_checked_baggage_allowances.aspx

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Airline: Lufthansa
Surfboard Fee: $70 to $150

Website: www.lufthansa-usa.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-645-3880. Germany +49 69-86-799-799. UK +44 871-945-9747. France +33 892-231-690.

Specifications: Must be less than 70 lbs (32 kg) and/or 6’5″ (2 meters).
Within Europe: $70 (€50).
Europe to intercontinental: $150 (€100).
If it’s over 6’7″ (2 m), the fees are doubled. You need to register sports baggage 24 hours before the flight.

Notes:

Links: Sport Baggage and charges (PDF)

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Airline: Malaysian
Surfboard Fee: Varies

Website: www.malaysiaairlines.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-552-9264. UK +44 (0) 20-7341-2022. France +33 0892-35-0810.

Specifications: One surfboard to a maximum length of  9’8 ft (3 meters) will be
accepted as checked baggage provided the item is in a protective case and will
always be subject to an excess baggage charge. Items over 9’8 ft (3 meters) in length shall
not be accepted as checked baggage.
Additional surfboard restrictions and exceptions:
• If not presented in a protective case, the item will only be accepted upon
completion of a Limited Release tag.
• Fees may vary per carrier or destination.

Notes:

Links: http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/content/dam/mas/master/en/pdf/book-plan/Baggage-Information.pdf

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Airline: Southwest
Surfboard Fee: $75

Website: www.southwest.com
Telephone: US & rest of the world 1(800)-435-9792.

Specifications: Surfboards will be accepted as Checked Baggage for a $75 each way charge.

Notes: Overweight items from 51 to 100 pounds and oversized items in excess of 5’1 ft  but not more than 6’6 ft (e.g.; surfboards) will be accepted for an overweight and oversize baggage fee of $75 per item.

Links: http://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/baggage/special-luggage-pol.html#baggage_special_luggage_pol_tab_list_tab_12
http://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/baggage/checked-bags-pol.html

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Airline: TAP Portugal
Surfboard Fee: €35 to €90

Website: www.flytap.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-221-7370. UK +44 (0) 845-601-0932. Portugal +351 707-205-700. France +33 0820-319-320.

0820 319 320
+44 (0) 845 601 0932
+44 (0) 845 601 0932

Specifications:
Fee per one way trip:
– Domestic flights, €35.
– Europe, Morocco & Algeria flights, €50.
– Intercontinental flights (to Sal, Praia, Sao Vicente, Dakar, Bamako, Accra, Bissau and Sao Tome) €75
– Other intercontinental flights, €90.

Notes: Maximum weight advised per set 70 lbs (32kg).
Surfboards must always be carried in a suitable bag and packed appropriately. Passengers must always fill in the respective Transport Declaration form. In the absence of this document, inadequately packed equipment will not be accepted at check-in and may consequently be refused transportation.
TAP Portugal does not accept liability for possible damage to inadequately packed boards during travel and recommends that an insurance policy be taken out.

Links: http://www.flytap.com/USA/enus/PlanBook/PrepareforTravel/Baggage/SportsEquipment

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Airline: Thai
Surfboard Fee: $60 to $119

Website: www.thaiairways.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-426-5204. UK 0844-561-0911. France +33 1-5568-8070.

Specifications:
Surfboards will not be included in the free baggage allowance.
One board not exceeding 9’0  ft (277 cm) at 50% of excess baggage charge: $60
Any surfboards exceeding 9’0 ft (277 cm) will be charged the full excess baggage fee: $119
A second surfboard shall be charged at the full excess baggage rate: $119

Notes: Please Contact Thai directly for more specific information.

Links: http://www.thaiairways.com/plan-your-trip/before-you-fly/en/baggage_and_optional_fees.htm

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Airline: United
Surfboard Fee: $100 to $200.

Website: www.united.com
Telephone: US & Canada 1(800)-864-8331. UK +44 0845-607-6760. France +33 01-71-23-03-3.

Specifications: United Airlines will accept one surfboard or one surfboard bag containing up to four boards per customer as checked baggage, weighing 50 pounds or less for a service charge fee of $100 (each way) for travel between the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and $200 (each way) for all other travel.
This service charge is in addition to any excess and overweight baggage charges that may apply.

Notes: Boards and board bags combined weighing more than 99.9 pounds (45.3 kg) will not be accepted as checked baggage.
The fin must be removed or well-padded. The entire board must be encased in a suitable container to avoid scratching. United is not liable for damages. Excess valuation cannot be purchased for a surfboard.

Links: http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/baggage/sports.aspx

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Airline: USAir
Surfboard Fee: $200

Website: www.usairways.com
Telephone: US & rest of the world 1(800)-428-4322. Travel agent help desk 1(800)-231-3131.

Specifications: “Surfboards will be accepted as checked baggage for a charge of $200 per direction. One item of surfing equipment consists of 1 surfboard.
When packaging a surfboard, keels and/or kedges must be removed or crated in such a manner so as to prevent damage to other baggage.
Surfboards will be accepted on US Airways Express flights. However, their acceptance may be restricted by length on some aircraft. A US Airways Reservation agent can provide additional information.”

Notes:

Links: http://reservations.usairways.com/en-US/traveltools/baggage/specialitems.html
http://www.luggageforward.com/index.jsp?cft=usa007017009&mkt=usa007017009&mki=usa007017009&src=spx0002&cbd=spx

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Airline: Air Tran
Surfboard Fee: $75 each way.

Website: http://www.airtran.com
Telephone: US 1(866)-247-2428 or +1 (678)-254-7999.

Specifications: Surfboard in specially designed case. The customer will be required to sign a limited liability release form.

Notes:

Links: http://www.airtran.com/policies/sport_equip.aspx

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Airline: Korean Air

Surfboard Fee: Free*

Website: http://www.koreanair.com/
Telephone: US 1(800)-438-5000. UK +44 0-800-413-00.

Specifications: Maximum weight & length allowed, 70lb (32kg) and 9’0 ft (277cm). Take precautions when packing surfboards. Fins should be detached and thereafter boards safely enclosed in suitable bags. Surfboard will be charged per bag (or container). Korean Air assumes no liability for damage to sports equipment that is not contained in a hard-sided case designed for shipping with protective internal material.

Notes: *(up to $200  if free baggage allowance is exceeded, and depending on destination)

Links:

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Airline: LAN Chile
Surfboard Fee: Free*

Website: http://www.lan.com
Telephone: US 1(866)-435-9526. Chile +56 600-526-2000. France +33 082-123-1554. UK +44 845-098-0140.

Specifications: Surfboards may be considered part of the free checked baggage allowance provided that it does not exceed the permitted allowance (according to the route and flight cabin). Maximum length & weight permitted for surfboards 9’8 ft (300 cm) and 50 lbs (23 kg). If exceeded, you must pay the excess baggage fee. *($30 to $90, depending on destination flights)

Notes:

Links:
http://www.lan.com/en_us/sitio_personas/plan-and-book/baggage-info/special-baggage/
http://www.lan.com/en_us/sitio_personas/plan-and-book/baggage-info/excess-baggage/index.html

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Airline: Quantas
Surfboard Fee: Free*

Website: http://www.qantas.com.au
Telephone: US 1(800)-227-4500. Australia +61 13 13 13. UK +44 208-600-4300. France +33 01-5732-9283.

Specifications: To carry a surfboard as baggage, fins must be removed where possible and placed in an enclosed compartment or taped to the board. Qantas Check-in will attach a Fragile tag to the bag and you must complete and sign the limited release portion of the baggage tag.
– Australian and International routes: Surfboard accepted enclosed in a board bag, should not exceed 70 lb (32kg) in weight and 9’0 ft (277cm) in length. Any additional bags will each be assessed at the Airport Excess Baggage rates. You can pre-purchase Additional Baggage Allowance at lower rates than Airport Excess Baggage rates.

Notes: *($150, if free baggage allowance is exceeded, and depending on destination)

Links:
http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/sporting-equipment/global/en#jump5
http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/prepaid-additional-baggage/global/en#pre-purchased-additional-baggage-allowance

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Airline: Spirit Airlines
Surfboard Fee: $100

Website: www.spirit.com
Telephone: US/Canada 1(801)-401-2200.

Specifications: Maximum two surfboards in one bag, $100 each way.

Notes:
You can bring your surfboard as checked baggage on your next trip for an extra charge ($100 each way). Please make sure to remove or protect your surfboard keels and/or kedges to prevent damage to it and other checked baggage.  To save you more, you can put up to 2 similar items in a case together for the same price.  Don’t worry – overweight and oversize fees do not apply to surf equipment.  To add surf equipment to your reservation, please contact one of our reservation centers or visit a Customer Service Agent at the airport.

*A limited liability release will need to be signed when traveling with surf equipment.

Links: http://www.spirit.com/OptionalFees.aspx#baggage-fees

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Airline: Mexicana
Surfboard Fee: $75

Website: www.mexicana.com
Telephone: US 1(888)-882-9994, 1(877)-801-2010.

Specifications: One-way per bag, Max 8’3 ft.

Notes: Please call Mexicana Airlines, for more information.

Links: http://www.surfline.com/travel/story_assets/2005_11_03_boardbag/bamp.cfm

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Airline: Northwest (Delta)
Surfboard Fee: $100 to $150.

Website: www.nwa.com
Telephone: US 1(404)-209-3434. UK +44 871-221-1222. Brazil +55 0800-761-7070. Spain +34 902-810-872.

Specifications:
$150 (€105) traveling to all regions (excluding Brazil). $100 traveling to/from Brazil.
– Delta Connection carrier surfboard acceptance and charges may vary. Please contact airline for more information.
– If the surfboard is not in a protective case, you must fill out a liability form before the surfboard will be accepted. (Click on link below)
– Surfboards are allowed up to two boards per bag.
– Bags over 70 lbs. will be charged the excess weight fee ($125 – $200).
– Between Honolulu and Maui, there is a $20 fee.
– Surfboards over 9’5 ft are not allowed.

Notes: Please be advised, between Honolulu and Maui, there is a $20 fee.

Links: http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/baggage/before-your-trip/special-items.html

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Airline: Varig Airlines (‘Old’ Varig. ‘New’ Varig: GOL airlines)

Surfboard Fee:  $42.50/$85

Website: www.varigbrasil.com
Telephone: 1(800)-468 2744

Specifications: Under 109″, $42.50 per board each way, Over 109″, $85 per board each way.

Notes:

Links: http://www.surfline.com/travel/story_assets/2005_11_03_boardbag/bamp.cfm

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Airline: Delta Airlines
Surfboard Fee: $100 to $150.

Website: http://www.delta.com/
Telephone: US 1(404)-209-3434. UK +44 871-221-1222. Brazil +55 0800-761-7070. Spain +34 902-810-872.

Specifications:
$150 (€105) traveling to all regions (excluding Brazil). $100 traveling to/from Brazil.
– Delta Connection carrier surfboard acceptance and charges may vary. Please contact airline for more information.
– If the surfboard is not in a protective case, you must fill out a liability form before the surfboard will be accepted. (Click on link below)
– Surfboards are allowed up to two boards per bag.
– Bags over 70 lbs. will be charged the excess weight fee ($125 – $200).
– Between Honolulu and Maui, there is a $20 fee.
– Surfboards over 9’5 ft are not allowed.

Notes: Please be advised, between Honolulu and Maui, there is a $20 fee.

Links: http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/baggage/before-your-trip/special-items.html

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Airline: Ryanair
Surfboard Fee: €50 to €60 (depending on advanced purchase or at airport)

Website: http://www.ryanair.com/en
Telephone: UK +44 0-871-246-0000. France +33 0892-562-150. Rest of the world+44 871-246-0002.

Specifications: Surfboards, among other sporting equipment, are inherently unsuitable for carriage by airlines operating fast turnarounds such as Ryanair. However, these items may be carried in the hold of the aircraft in addition to your personal checked baggage allowance up to a limit of 44 lbs (20 kg) per item upon payment of a discounted online fee of £50/€50 per item, per one way flight. If the item is purchased at the airport or through a Ryanair call centre a higher fee of £60/€60 per item/per one way flight will apply).  Any sporting and musical item weighing over the 44 lbs (20 kg) allowance will be charged for the excess at the applicable excess baggage rate per kilo.

Notes:

Links: http://www.ryanair.com/en/terms-and-conditions#regulations-checkedbaggage

Useful surfers’ tips who have flown Ryanair:  http://community.magicseaweed.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=35970

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Airline: Air Berlin
Surfboard Fee: €50 to €120 (depending on short/medium/long-haul)

Website: http://www.airberlin.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-266-5588. Germany +49 030-3434-3434. France +33 0826-96-73 78. UK +44 0-871-5000-737.

Specifications: Surfboard must be packed in soft case or similar.

Notes: Since the space available in the cargo hold is limited, we recommend that you register your baggage well in advance. Surfboards and other sports equipment must be registered 48 hours before departure.

Links: http://www.airberlin.com/site/flug_gepaeck_luggage.php?LANG=eng#sondergepaeck

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Airline: Alitalia
Surfboard Fee: $75 to $260 (depending on destination)

Website: http://www.alitalia.com/
Telephone: US 1(800)-223-5730. Italy +39 06-65640. France +33 (0) 1-44-94-44 05.
Email: customer.relationsNYC@alitalia.it

Specifications: Surfboard must be 6’5 to 9’8 ft (200-300 cm) and less than 50 lbs (32 kg).

Notes:
Depending on the size of the aircraft, surf and windsurf boards may not be accepted on board. Because of the variety of sizes of this type of surfboards, please contact Alitalia before booking/checking in. Please note that for the check-in and shipping of a surfboard you must:
– Declare this item when you book your flight and, should you take a connecting flight on another carrier, get approval from this carrier; otherwise it will only be accepted on the Alitalia flight.
– Check in for your flight at least an hour before departure.
– Make sure the surfboard is properly packaged in containers or wrapped to protect it during loading and unloading.

Links: http://www.alitalia.com/us_en/Informazioni-Supporto/Bagagli/index.html

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Airline: Easyjet
Surfboard Fee: Undetermined.

Website: http://www.easyjet.com/
Telephone: UK +44 0843-104-5000.France +33 0820-420-315. Rest of the world +44 843 104 5454.
Email: customer.service@easyjet.com

Specifications: Easyjet people say “Buying weight allowance for sporting goods gives you a 12kg extra weight allowance. You must be traveling with sports equipment (as listed in the booking process), although the exact weight distribution between items doesn’t matter.
For example:
One passenger traveling buys a bag and an additional sporting allowance. This gives an allowance of 2 items (which must include 1 sporting item), at a total weight of 5o lbs (32kg). However, if the sporting item is 40 lbs (18kg) and the bag is 30 lbs (14kg) then that’s fine with us!
Two passengers are traveling with one hold bag and two pieces of sports equipment. This gives an allowance of 3 items (which must include 2 sporting items), at a total weight of 97 lbs (44kg). The exact distribution of weight between baggage items doesn’t matter, subject to the maximum weights detailed above for health and safety reasons.”

Notes:

Links: http://support.easyjet.com/case-4039

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Airline: TAM Linhas Aereas
Surfboard Fee: Free to $75

Website: http://www.tam.com.br
Telephone:  US 1(888)- 235-9826. UK +44 (0)20-8741-2005. France +33 (0)1535-3800. Rest of the world 786-972-3060.

Specifications: Surfboard with a maximum length of 8’9 ft (274 cm) and 50 lbs (32 kg); can be included in Passenger’s Luggage allowance. The number of boards shall not exceed 3 (notwithstanding the number of cases).
When applied, an excess-luggage fee of US$75.00 will be charged, and the correct packing of these items will be the total responsibility of the passenger.

Notes:

Links: http://shop.standupjournal.com

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Airline: Qatar Airways
Surfboard Fee: Free (without exceeding free check-in allowance)

Website: http://www.qatarairways.com
Telephone: US 1(877)-777-2827 or 1(954)-745-0380. UK +44 (0)33-3320-2454. France +33 1-70-95-05-80.

Specifications: The board needs to be less than 9’8 ft (3 meters) and 50 lbs (23kg). If this is exceeded, a fee will be applied. Please contact airline prior to flight)

Notes:

Links: http://support.qatarairways.com/entries/381230-is-there-a-special-allowance-for-sporting-equipment

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Airline:  THY Turkish Airlines
Surfboard Fee: Undetermined.

Website: http://www.turkishairlines.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-875-8875. France +33 825-800-902.

Specifications: For sports equipment that are in excess of the 70lbs (32 kg) weight limit, a fee will be charged. Please contact airline.

Notes:

Links: http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-int/travel-information/baggage/sports-equipment-baggage-charges-and-conditions

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Airline: SkyWest Airlines
Surfboard Fee: $20

Website: http://www.skywest.com/
Telephone: US or Canada 1(800)-335-2247. Other Locations +1 (281)-821-3256.

Specifications: Transportation of surf boards, bicycles, golf clubs, skis, snow boards, archery equipment, and fishing equipment is charged at a flat rate of $20 per item. No more than two surfboards may be included in any one pack. Each pack must not weigh more than 70lbs (32kg).

Please note: Carriage of surfboards is subject to space availability. – Confirmed on calling.

Notes:

Links:

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Airline:  AirTran Airways
Surfboard Fee: $50

Website: http://www.airtran.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-247-8726 or 1(866)-247-2428.

Specifications: Surfboards will be accepted for a fee of $50 per item each way when packed in a case designed to prevent damage to surfboards and only upon completion of a Limited Release Tag.

Notes:

Links: http://www.airtran.com/faq/q/are_surboards_allowed_as_checked_baggage.aspx?tt=Baggage+Information&rt=index_faqs&nav_id=85

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Airline: Swiss
Surfboard Fee: $70 to $150 (€50 to €100)

Website: http://www.swiss.com
Telephone: US 1(877)-359-7947. UK +44 845-601-0956. France +33 (0)892-232-501.

Specifications:
One surfboard (up to 6’5 ft) goes under category  ‘normal baggage’:

For flights within EU: $70 (€50)
For intercontinental flights: $150 (€100)

*Swiss does not accept sports equipment of more than 70lbs (32kgs).

Notes: For smooth execution please check-in your sports equipment no later than 1 hour before counter closing. In Switzerland and Germany you can also take advantage checking in the night before your flight.

Links: http://www.swiss.com/web/en/services/baggage/pages/sporting_equipment.aspx

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Airline: Aeroflot
Surfboard Fee: Free – $150.

Website: http://www.aeroflot.ru/cms/en
Telephone: US 1(868)-879-7647 (free for US). Russia +7 (495) 223-55-55. UK +44 080-0026-0033 (free for UK).

Specifications:
Fees:
$100 (€50) for 50lbs – 70lbs (23 kg – 32 kg)
$150 (€100) for 70lbs – 99lbs (32 kg – 45 kg)
$100 (€100) for 5’5ft – 6’6ft (158 cm to 203 cm)
$150 or €150 more than 6’6ft (203 cm)
$50 or €50 Extra Piece (Second piece)
$150 or €150 Third and any additional piece

*Exception: Surfboards up to 5’5 ft (168cm) will be considered as one regular baggage piece for any service class, provided that the total weight of the items does not exceed 50 lbs (23kg).

Notes:

Links: http://www.aeroflot.ru/cms/en/before_and_after_fly/custom_rules
http://www.airline-baggage-fees.com/sports/surfboards/aeroflot.html

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Airline: EVA Air
Surfboard Fee: Undetermined.

Website: http://www.evaair.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-695-1188.

Specifications: The baggage allowance depends on airport and destination. Two allowance systems are in use. Different regulations and charges apply to special baggage, e.g. golf clubs, surfboards, windsurfing equipment etc. Please contact EVA AIR reservations 24 hours prior to your departure.

Notes: ***Please be very cautious when traveling with your surfboard with Eva Air. They might give you confusing information and charge you more than the established fees. On the phone they will give you an amount to pay, and on airport another one on top of that.

Links: http://www.thedriftingwinemaker.com/2012/12/eva-air-lies-traveling-with-surfboards.html

Contact info http://www.evaair.com/en-global/contact-us-and-help/contact-us/?region=North-America

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Airline:  Asiana Airlines
Surfboard Fee: Undetermined.

Website: http://us.flyasiana.com/
Telephone: US 1(800)-227-4262.

Specifications:  Depends on the route you are traveling and the departure city. No cost if this is within the limits of the free baggage policy. Bag should not exceed 6’6 ft and 70 lbs.

Notes:

Links: http://us.flyasiana.com/Global/US/en/homepage?fid=INFO15100

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Airline: Thomsonfly
Surfboard Fee: “For Surfboards Short haul – £35 return. Mid haul – £45 return. Long haul – £60 return ”

Website: http://flights.thomson.co.uk/
Telephone: UK +44 0844-871-1603

Specifications: You can take sports equipment on your flight with us, providing you contact us two months before on 0871 231 4787 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) and pre-book the carriage of these items. Space in our aircraft is limited, so if you do not pre-book carriage

Notes:

Links:
http://www.thomson.co.uk/editorial/legal/baggage-allowance.html#sportsequipment
http://www.thomson.co.uk/editorial/faqs/flights/luggage.html

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Airline: Condor
Surfboard Fee: $65 – $98

Website: http://www.condor.com
Telephone: US 1(866)-960-7915. Rest of the world & Germany +49 (0) 6171-6988920.
Email: condorkb@condor.com

Specifications:
$65 one-way-short/medium haul flights.
$98 one-way/long haul flights.

Notes:
Up to 66 lbs (30 kg).
Max. dimensions: 13 ft (400cm) length x 27″ (70 cm) width x 21″ (55 cm) height*.
Comprising 1 surfboard (+ 1 mast + 1 sail or 1 board + 1 kite.)
Dimension details must be indicated to establish whether and how the item can be carried.
Charge does not apply to bodyboards/boogie boards.

*We suggest you get in contact with airline before flight.

Links: http://www.condor.com/us/flight-info/baggage/sports-equipment.jsp

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Airline: Hainan Airlines
Surfboard Fee: Each charging standard unit is $110.

Website: http://global.hnair.com/
Telephone: US 1(888)-688-8813. Europe 00-800-8768-9999.
Email: usaservice@hnair.com

Specifications:
Surf boards Hainan Airlines allows surfing gear to be transported as checked baggage. The total size (length+ width +height) of each piece of surfing set should be less than 277 cm (9 ft). Hainan Airlines does not allow surfing gear to be included in the free baggage allowance. Only one set of surfing equipment for each passenger can be applied to special charging policies, namely being charged a fee of 50% of a standard charging unit. [Annotation: Each charging standard unit is 110 UD dollars. If RMB is used for payment, the exchange rate on the date the overweight check is completed shall be applied.] Other surfing gear shall be charged according to ordinary charging standards of over limit baggage.

Notes:
Some checked items, such as surfboards and bicycles will be charged a fixed handling fee because of size, fragility, or other handling requirements while others may be checked in lieu of one of your checked bags.

*If you plan to travel with sporting equipment, contact Hainan Airlines directly to confirm packing regulations and fees.

Links: http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Hainan_Airlines/baggage.php

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Airline: Finnair
Surfboard Fee: $0 to $200

Website: http://www.finnair.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-950-5000. Finland & Europe +358 600-140-140.
Email: info@finnair.com

Specifications:
-Surfboards with a maximum length of 190 cm (6’2 ft) and maximum weight of 23 kg (50 lbs) are considered standard baggage. **If the baggage allowance does not exceed, no extra charge applies.**
-If a surfboard exceeds the maximum measurements 190 cm x 75 cm x 65 cm (6’2ft x 29″ x 25″), a charge of €150 or $200 USD/CAD is collected at the airport.
-For carrying windsurfing boards, canoes and kayaks, an extra charge of €150 or $200 USD/CAD is always collected at the airport.
-Please notify airline when you make your flight reservation and ensure that you arrive at the check-in well in advance of your flight’s departure time.

Notes:

Links: http://www.finnair.com/US/GB/information-services/baggage/sports-equipment/windsurfing-boards-surfboards-kayaks

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Airline: Austrian Airlines
Surfboard Fee: $70 to $150

*Up t0 2 meters in length (6.5 ft).
Flights within Europe and 3rd countries: €50 or $70 (USD/CAD)
Intercontinental flights: €100 or $150 (USD/CAD)

Website: http://www.austrian.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-843-0002. Austria +43 (0)5 1766 1000.

Specifications: Please notify airline in advance.

Notes:

Links: http://www.austrian.com/Info/Flying/~/media/Austrian%20Airlines/Sales%20Site/Common/Other%20Formats/Sports%20equipment%20charges_en_22OCT2012.ashx

http://www.austrian.com/Info/FlightPreparation/Baggage.aspx#

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Airline: GOL (‘new’ Varig Airlines)
Surfboard Fee: Undetermined.

Website: http://www.voegol.com
Telephone: US 1(855)-862-9190

Specifications: “Surfboards, bodyboards, skateboards, skis, bowling balls and other equipment must be transported inside cases designed for their transportation or in their original packaging. Balls must be deflated.
If equipment is not appropriately packaged according to the stipulations listed above, airline employees are authorized to refuse to transport the items.”

Notes: http://www.voegol.com.br/en-us/viaje-sem-duvidas/fazendo-as-malas/bagagem-despachada/paginas/default.aspx
*Please note: Baggage whose linear measurements exceed 158 cm (5.2 ft) or weigh more than 32 kg (70 lbs.) per item will not be accepted, not even as excess baggage. (We recommend you contact airline for further information)

Links: http://www.voegol.com.br/en-us/viaje-sem-duvidas/fazendo-as-malas/sporting-materials/paginas/sporting-materials.aspx

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Airline: WestJet
Surfboard Fee: $20 to $50

Website: http://www.westjet.com/
Telephone: 1(888)-937-8538.

Specifications:  Lightweight surfboards packaged in a single bag that weighs less than 70 lbs will be accepted as a single surfboard for charging purposes.
Surfboards and windsurfers will be accepted in checked baggage when under 9.8 feet (3 metres) long.
All boards must have the fin removed, be padded, and packed properly to prevent damage to the board, sail and other baggage.

Notes: $20 dollars is it counts as second item. $50 dollars, as third item.

Links: http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/travel/basics/baggage/sport-equipment.shtml

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Airline: Etihad Airways
Surfboard Fee: Undetermined.

Website: http://www.etihadairways.com
Telephone: US 1(877)- 690-0767. UK +44 845-6081225

Specifications: Below equipments are accepted as checked baggage and charged with applicable excess baggage rate if in excess of the free baggage allowance.
• Scuba Equipment
• Snow Skiing Equipment
• Paddle Skis
• Hiking Equipment
• Wind Surfer
• Wind Surfer Kites
• Surfing Kites
• Surfing Equipment
• Bicycle
• Fishing Equipment
• Bowling Equipment
• Saddles
• Archery Equipment
• Backpacks
• Boogie Boards
• Shooting Equipment(Sporting Firearms) subject to Security Clearance
• Hunting Rifles subject to Security Clearance
• Snow-Boarding Equipment
• Golfing Equipment (contact EY office for special excess baggage rates)

Notes:

Links: http://www.etihadairways.com/sites/Etihad/in/en/planatrip/baggage/Pages/Pets-and-sports-equipments.aspx

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Airline: Jet Airways
Surfboard Fee: $50 if its exceeds the weight of the free check-in baggage.

Website: http://www.jetairways.com/
Telephone: 1(877)-835-9538

Specifications: The maximum size of a surfboard allowed is 5’2 ft, 50 lbs.

Notes:

Links:

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Airline: First Choice Airways
Surfboard Fee:
Short haul – £35 return
Mid haul – £45 return
Long haul – £60 return

Website: http://www.firstchoice.co.uk/
Telephone: UK +44 0871-200-7799 or +44 0871-231-4691
Email: 24-7@firstchoice.co.uk

Specifications: For Surfboards/Windsurfers/Kitesurfers/Paragliders/Canoes

Notes:

Links: http://www.firstchoice.co.uk/help/luggage/larger-items-and-sports-equipment/

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Airline: Garuda Indonesia
Surfboard Fee: Free within the limits of free baggage policy.

Website: http://www.garuda-indonesia.com/
Telephone: US 1(800)-342-7832. Call Center at 0804 1 807 807 (Within Indonesia region only) or +62 21 23519999.
Email: lax@garudana.com

Specifications: All Sporting Equipments, including but not limited to Golfing, Surfboard, Bicycle and Skiing equipments maybe included into applicable passengers Free Baggage Allowance/FBA according to their actual fare paid. Important to notify the airline 24 hours before your take off.

Notes: ***Maximum weight permitted 33lbs (15 kilo).

Links:http://www.garuda-indonesia.com/gi_us/Fly+With+Us/Arrival/Upon+Arrival/Baggage+On+Arrival.page?

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Airline: ExpressJet
Surfboard Fee: $150 (Approx)

Website: http://www.expressjet.com/
Telephone: US 1(404)-856-1000. Customer Relations 1(404)-856-1433.

Specifications: Express jet operates on behalf of continental airlines and United Airlines, so the baggage rules applies by Continental and United. Surfboards are allowed but for certain costs.

Notes:

Links: http://www.united.com/page/article/1,,53403,00.html

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Airline: Frontier Airlines
Surfboard Fee: $20-$75

Website: http://www.frontierairlines.com/
Telephone: 1(800)-432-1359

Specifications:
$20 up to 11 feet and 50 lbs overweight charges $75. Cannot exceed 99lbs.
Some checked items, such as surfboards will be charged a fixed handling fee because of size, fragility, or other handling requirements while others may be checked in lieu of one of your checked bags. If you plan to travel with a surfboard, please contact Frontier Airlines directly to confirm packing regulations and fees.

Notes:
The following limits for length apply based on aircraft type:
Airbus 319/320: 15 ft
Airbus 318: 11 ft
Embraer 190: 8 ft
Limited liabilty, unless packaged in a hard-sided case.
*Allow an extra 30 minutes for check-in.

Links:
http://www.frontierairlines.com/frontier/plan-book/travel-info-services/baggage/baggage-chart.do
http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Frontier_Airlines/baggage.php

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Airline: Thomas Cook (UK)
Surfboard Fee:  £40 short haul/short haul plus,  £60 long haul

Website: http://www.thomascook.com/
Telephone: US 1(800)-432-1359. Denmark +45 3247 7200.

Specifications: Surfboards are charged at £40 short haul/short haul plus and £60 long haul for the return trip.

Notes:

Links:

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Airline: Blue Panorama Airlines
Surfboard Fee: € 100

Website: http://www.blue-panorama.it/en/index.html
Telephone: Calling outside of Italy +39 06-98-95-66-77. Italy 06-98-95-66-66.
Email: backoffice@bluepanorama.com

Specifications: 100 Euros per flight for each surf equipment and snowboard on international flights of the Carrier’s towards Africa, the East, the Caribbean and the Americas, plus, in general, for all intercontinental flights.

Notes:

Links: http://www.blue-panorama.it/en/terms_and_conditions.html  (terms&conditions #13.7)

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Airline: Monarch Airlines
Surfboard Fee: £35 (GBP) / €44,00 (EUR) per item, per sector.

Website: http://www.monarch.co.uk/
Telephone: Calling from inside & outside the UK +44 8719-40-50-40.
Contact form: http://www.monarch.co.uk/contact-us/flights

Specifications: These fees can only be booked at the airport.

Notes:

Links: http://www.monarch.co.uk/faq/flights/baggage/sports-equipment-scheduled

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Airline: Air Europa
Surfboard Fee: €150

Website: http://www.aireuropa.com/
Telephone: US 1(800)-238-7672. Spain +34 902-401-501

Specifications: SURFING EQUIPMENT (windsurf, surf board and kit surf )Surf equipment may consist of a surf board, mast, sail or a surf board or kite or parachute, a bar and a board. Surfing equipment is not included in the baggage allowance. For each equipment checked-in a charge of €150 will be applied per one way. (non-refundable)

Notes:

Links:

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Airline: Egyptair
Surfboard Fee: Surfboards not allowed. They need to go as cargo.

Website: http://www.egyptair.com
Telephone: US 1(212)-581-5600. UK +44 0844-822-1110. France +33 1-44948500

Specifications: If you are carrying special sporting items EGYPTAIR applies special excess baggage rates to these items.

The following special baggage will be checked as cargo and should not be packed in sporting travel cases:

Bike-Tandem, Bulk baggage, Hang Gliders ,Kayaks , Surfboard.

Notes:

Links: http://www.egyptair.com/English/Pages/SportsEquipment.aspx?OrderID=c

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Airline: TUIfly
Surfboard Fee: $40

Website: http://www.tuifly.com/en/
Telephone: Germany +49 0180-6000-120.

Specifications: Surfboards up to a maximum weight of 66 lbs (30 kilo), can be carried for an administration fee (per item, per flight segment) of USD $40 / €25 / £20, on international flights.

Notes:

Links: http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/TUIfly/baggage.php

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Airline: Virgin Blue
Surfboard Fee: $40 – $60. Free as part of checked baggage. Check dimensions and weight allowance below.

Website: http://www.virginaustralia.com/
Telephone: U.S. 1(855)- 253-8021. UK 0800-051-1281. Rest of the world +61 7-3295-2296.

Specifications: Sporting equipment can be accepted as checked baggage. The maximum dimensions for sporting equipment are as follows.
Weight: 70 lbs
Height: 38 inches
Length: 9 ft
Width: 32 inches

Each piece of sporting equipment will count towards your piece allowance, with each item classified as one piece.

Notes:

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Airline: Saudi Arabian Airlines
/Surfboard Fee: $150-$300. Most likely surfboards will fly as excess baggage. Please read dimensions and weight allowed, below at Notes.

Website: http://www.saudiairlines.com
Telephone: 1(800)-472-8342, 1(571)-722-1800.

Specifications: Saudi Arabian Airlines accept Sporting equipment and musical instruments as checked baggage if it is properly packed or inserted in special bags and its weight shall be counted as a part of free checked baggage allowance, in case the weight is more than the free baggage allowance excess baggage charge shall be collected as Saudi policy.

Notes:  The standard dimensions for all bags from/to USA and Canada should not exceed 5’10 ft or 70 lbs. The standard dimensions for all bags to other destinations, except USA and Canada, should not exceed 6’7 ft or 70 lbs

Links: http://www.saudiairlines.com/portal/site/saudiairlines/menuitem.d9a467d070ca6c65173ff63dc8f034a0/?vgnextoid=f0eb9f6412852110VgnVCM1000008c0f430aRCRD

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Airline: Philippine Airlines
Surfboard Fee: $150.00

Website: www.philippineairlines.com/
Telephone: USA and Canada 1(800)-435-9725. Australia 1-300-888-725.

Specifications:  $150 within a size of 9ft, if it exceeds that, the cost would be $300. Surfboards are not included in the free baggage allowance, and thus shall be considered as automatic excess baggage.

Notes: *Exception: For travel between Australia and Philippines, surfboards shall only be accepted if enclosed in a surfboard bag that must not exceed 70lbs in weight and 9ft in length. Board can be included in the free baggage allowance. The number of surfboards can be more than one, but must not exceed 70lbs. When the combined weight of the board exceeds the free baggage allowance, normal excess baggage rates shall apply.

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Airline: Air India
Surfboard Fee: NA

Website: http://www.airindia.com/index.htm
Telephone: 1(800)-223-7776
Email: eCommerce@airindia.in

Specifications: NA

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Airline: American Eagle
Surfboard Fee: $150

Website: http://www.aa.com/
Telephone: 1-800-535-5225

Specifications:
$150 regardless of the number of checked bags.Lightweight surfboards packaged in a single bag that weighs less than 70 lbs. will be accepted as a single surfboard for charging purposes.

*Through and from Brazil: Surfboard charge for first board checked is $37.50; any additional surfboards are charged $75.00.

Notes:
Maximum weight and size: 70lbs and 10.5 ft long.

Links: http://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/baggage/baggageAllowance.jsp?anchorEvent=false&from=Nav

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Airline: Atlantic Southeast, ExpressJet
Surfboard Fee: NA

Website: http://www.flyasa.com/
Telephone: US 1(404)-856-1000. Please try Customer Relations, 1(404)-856-1433

Specifications: Information not available on the website and no one taking the call.

Notes: You can follow their partners’ baggage policies. Delta, United, and American Airlines.
*Please review info on these airlines above.

Links: http://www.expressjet.com/2011/04/12/traveling-special-items/

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Airline: AirAsia
Surfboard Fee: Vary from the airport you fly.

Website: http://www.airasia.com
Telephone: Malaysia +60 085-9999.

Specifications: “Must be packed in a recognized surfboard bag weighing not more than 44lbs (on its own). Anything in excess of 44lbs will attract Excess Baggage Fee at the prevailing rate of the airport.
Must not exceed 9ft in height”

Notes:

Links: http://www.airasia.com/ask/template.do?id=41

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Airline: Avianca (TACA)
Surfboard Fee: $100.00

Website: http://www.avianca.com/
Telephone: 1(800)-284-2622
Email: e_solutions@centrosolucionavianca.com

Specifications: “They can allow only three boards and it will cost $100 (Cost may vary depending on the destinations)
The maximum height they can allow is 12 feet and should be under 70 pounds”.

Notes: ****Dinged and damaged surfboards. No acknowledgement whatsoever from airline. Please make sure to pack and protect surfboards thoroughly.****

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Airline: Air Transat
Surfboard Fee: CA $100  per flight segment

Website: http://www.airtransat.com/
Telephone: 1(866)-255-4871
Email: cbagages@airtransat.com

Specifications: Dimensions:Maximum 3.65 m (12 feet) long, Weight:Maximum 32 kg (70 lb.)

Notes:

Links: http://www.airtransat.ca/en/Info/what-you-can-bring—weight-and-size.aspx?ExitID=25&ContentType=voyageur#planche-de-surfing

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Airline: El Al
Surfboard Fee: Surfboards can be flown as part of your baggage allowance.
Up tp 33 lbs, 4.6ft: $70.
Between 35-70 lbs, 4.6 to 6.6ft: ($70 Europe. $210 rest of the world.)
Between 71-110 lbs, 6.6 to 9ft: $210.

Website: http://www.elal.co.il/elal/english/states/general/
Telephone: U.S. 1(800)-223-6700.
Email: baggageclaims@elalusa.com

Specifications:

Notes:

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Airline: Indian Airlines
Surfboard Fee: NA

Website: http://home.airindia.in
Telephone: 1(800)-180-1407. USA toll free 1(800)-223-7776. UK +44 207-760-3290.
Email: customersupport@airindiaexpress.in

Specifications: NA

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Airline: Gulf Air
Surfboard Fee: NA

Website: http://www.gulfair.com
Telephone: 1(800)-123-7474

Specifications: Gulf Air is delighted to accept surfboards as long as each piece does not exceed 32 kg and are within the dimensions set for extraordinary baggage 190 cm (6’2 ft) x 75 cm (20.5”) x 65 cm (25.5”). We would not be able to accept larger dimensions as checked baggage. Gulf Air would be happy to carry them as cargo in these circumstances. Please see our cargo section on the website.

Notes:

Links: http://www.gulfair.com/English/info/Baggage/Pages/SportsEquipment.aspx

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Airline: S7 Airlines
Surfboard Fee: NA

Website: http://www.s7.ru/en/
Telephone: Russia +7 (495) 777-9999.

Specifications: NA

Notes:

Links: Contact Form http://www.s7.ru/home/about/contactus.dot

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Airline: Pakistan Int. Airlines
Surfboard Fee: NA

Website: http://www.piac.com.pk
Telephone: 24 hr contact number 111 786 786
Email: info@piac.aero

Specifications: NA

Notes:

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Airline: Shenzhen Airlines
Surfboard Fee: NA

Website: http://global.shenzhenair.com/
Telephone: 400-88-95080
Email: wm@shenzhenair.com

Specifications: NA

Notes:

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Airline: MyTravel Airways or Thomas Cook
Surfboard Fee: £40 to £60

Website: http://www.thomascook.com/

Telephone: Denmark +45 3247-7200. US 1(800)-432-1359
Email: mytravelairways@mytravel.dk

Specifications: Surfboards are charged at £40 short haul/short haul plus and £60 long haul for the return trip.

Notes:

Links: Customer Service http://www.thomascook.com/customer-services

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Airline: SAS International
Surfboard Fee: Domestic:€120/$175 ($160), Europe & Scandinavia: €180/$260 ($240), Between Europe and Asia/USA: €250/$325 (***$345)

Website: http://www.flysas.com
Telephone: U.S. Customer contact 1(800)-221-2350. International 1-201-896-3600

Specifications: Surfboards/kiteboards
The maximum length allowed is 6.5 ft

Surfboards are only be accepted on certain aircraft types and specific dimensions apply per aircraft type. Please contact your travel agent for details. The board must be checked in no later than 2 hours before departure and you must notify SAS in advance. If the board exceeds the limits for the specific aircraft type, it must be sent as cargo.

Notes: In order to travel with special baggage, it is recommended that you make a request before your trip. You can pay the additional fees at the airport.

Links: http://www.flysas.com/en/us/Travel_info/Baggage/Special_baggage/

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Airline: Royal Air Maroc
Surfboard Fee: 80 euros

Website: http://www.royalairmaroc.com
Telephone: US 1(800)-344-67 26

Specifications: Surfboard allowed, 80 euros each way for a minimum weight of 66lbs (30 kgs), 6’6 ft (2 meters).

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Airline: Aerolineas Argentinas
Surfboard Fee: NA

Website: http://www.aerolineas.com.ar
Telephone: U.S. 1(800)-333-0276 / 1(800)-688-0008. Email reserve@us.aerolineas.aero
Europe (Germany tel.) +49 69-2999-2678. Email aerolineas@arcor.de

Specifications:
– Surfing gear is not part of the free allowance.
– One checked surfboard will be charged.

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Airline: Transavia Airlines
Surfboard Fee: 40 euros per flight

Website: http://www.transavia.com
Telephone: UK +44 0906-6800065. France +33 0892-058888. Rest of the world +35 2-270-027-28.

Specifications: Confirm before 72 hours.

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Airline:  Iran Air
Surfboard Fee: na

Website: http://www.iranair.com/
Telephone: London +44 020 8741 8000

Specifications: NA

Notes:

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Airline: Spanair
Surfboard Fee: $50.00

Website: http://www.spanair.com
Telephone:  U.S. 1(888)-545-5757. Spain +34 971 91 60 36, +34 902 13 14 35
Specifications: Surfboard allowed(if ticket purchased in the airport or the call center)

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Airline: Transaero
Surfboard Fee: 70 pounds of weight allowed but if exceeded $50 is charged.

Website: http://www.transaero.ru/en
Telephone: U.S. 1(877)-747-1191. Russia +7 (495) 788 8080

Specifications:
Surfing equipment weighing up to 44 lbs, with dimensions of  6.2 ft x 2.4 ft x 2.1, for one passenger in addition to the free baggage allowance:

  • Surfboard
  • Fixations
  • Wet suit
  • Pair of boots
  • Other accessories.

Notes:

Links: http://transaero.ru/en/info-and-services/baggage/Sportsoutfit

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Airline: China Eastern Airlines or Shanghai Airlines
Surfboard Fee: NA

Website: http://us.ceair.com/

Telephone: U.S.  Los Angeles 1(310)-744-8999, 1-626-583-1500. New York 1(212)-685-8685.
Paris +33 144860300. London +44 207 935 2676
China, Shanghai 95530 021-95530

Specifications: NA

Notes:

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Airline: Corsairfly
Surfboard Fee:

Website: http://www.corsairfly.com
Telephone: U.S. 1(800)-677-0720

  • Calling from France : 39 17 (0,34 cts/mn)
  • From outside France : 33 1 70 39 22 10

Specifications: NA

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Airline: Xiamen Airlines
Surfboard Fee: NA

Website: http://www.chinahighlights.com
Telephone: +86 592-2226666
Email: ethel@chinahighlights.com

Specifications: NA

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Airline: Mesa Airlines
Surfboard Fee: $35

Website: http://www.mesa-air.com/
Telephone: 1(602)-685-4000
Email: customercare@iflygo.com

Specifications: Surfboards – Surfboards and paddle boards with lengths 6 feet and less on a limited basis. Every effort will be made to accommodate these items. A fee of $35 ($30 for tickets purchased on or prior to Oct. 31, 2013) will be charged for transportation of these items.

Notes:

Links:   http://www.iflygo.com/

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Airline: XL Airways UK
Surfboard Fee: NA

Website: http://www.xl.com
Telephone:
U.S. 1(877)-496-9889.
France +33 (0)9 69 32 09 12.
Rest of the world +33 3 22 19 25 04.

Email: info@xl.com

Specifications: NA

Notes: surfboards, need pre-approval from Prepa Voyage department mandatory (prepavoyage@xlairways.fr)

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Airline: China Southern
Surfboard Fee:

Website: http://www.csair.com
Telephone: U.S. 1(888)-338-8988, direct call 1(323)-653-8088

Specifications: NA

Notes:

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Airline: Air China
Surfboard Fee: NA

Website: http://www.airchina.com/
Telephone: 1(800)-882-8122

Specifications: Maximum weight allowed is 50 pounds beyond which the normal flight charge for extra baggage is applicable.

Notes:

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Airline: All Nippon Airways
Surfboard Fee: $150 or 300

Website: http://www.ana.co.jp/asw/wws/us/e/
Telephone: 1(800)-235-9262

Specifications: Within 50 pounds the price is $150 or $300 depending on the size, between 50-70 pounds-additional $30, between 70-110 pounds-additional $150. And over 110 pounds, $300.

Notes:
Limit length permitted: 9.5 ft

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Airline: Thai Airways
Surfboard Fee: $119.00

Website: http://www.thaiairways.com/
Telephone: 1(800)-426-5204

Specifications: One-way per board.

If traveling to / from Australia / New Zealand, the surfboard is able to be included in the baggage allowance.

Notes:

Links: http://www.surfline.com/travel/story_assets/2005_11_03_boardbag/bamp.cfm

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